Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sunset

I race, every day, home from work, to walk outdoors and catch a glimpse of daylight before the sun sets, again.
As the glow drops to the horizon, I frantically tie sneakers, grab the camera, and set out, for some exercise and sizzling shots--pressing to a clearing where the view is free of roofs and treetops.

Or, at least roofs--because trees add fingers of contrast.
And give the sun a place to play hide-and-seek.
Before it slips away.

On a day when I can only catch a moment of fresh air,
a glorious sunset fills me.


Thanks to Wigger's World for hosting Skywatch Friday each week at his site!

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40 comments:

Marvin said...

Beautiful sunsets. I do regret that our house in a holler has hills blocking the horizon on 3 3/4 sides, making sunset photos impossible without taking a lengthy uphill hike.

Abraham Lincoln said...

These two are very nice photos, Nina. I think these sunsets are so nice.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Two stunning shots Nina.. I like the last one because of the coloring the best but the first one is certainly a stunner.

ellen b said...

Those views are really worth rushing out to find...

Petunia said...

Beautiful sunset:D

quintarantino said...

Nina, these are fantastic sunsets.
If I had sunsets like these waiting for me at home after work, I would rush!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like you won the race home with these great shots!

Rose said...

Two beautiful shots! I cannot pick a favorite.

imac said...

Just love it when the sun goes down.great post.


Please come visit mine.

Daniel J Santos said...

Very beautiful colors, excellent.

K. Bear-Mom said...

I like it, very beautiful.

Me & my puppies said...

Amazing what we see when we look around!

luiz.ramosforest said...

Great hide-and-seek playing.
Beautiful shot.
Moving is health!

John said...

These two are very good sunset shots, Nina!

Anemone said...

Nice..., and the sun gives live to everything :-)

Here in Norway we say... yhanks God it`s summer.

Nice weekend to you.

fishing guy said...

Nina: That first shot was very special.

Texas Travelers said...

Both shots are great.
Nice SWF photos.
Refreshing story.
Well done.

Troy,
Texas Traveler,
SWF Published

Ida said...

Beautiful sunset.
Lovely colors. :)

Ida

Denise BC said...

Pictures wonderful, the first great paradise

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful shots!:) Love the colors!

Neal said...

Beautiful sunsets. A good end to a day.

Sherry said...

Beautiful color! Both are great shots, and I love the second one especially.

Mel said...

Looking at those pictures make me smile, I don't get to see the sun setting anymore, I'm getting out of work at night :(

Marie said...

Beautiful sunsets! The one with the trees is my favorite :)

scienceguy288 said...

Those are nice sunsets. Thanks for the link as well.

Kerri said...

OH Nina, these are Wonderful!
Happy Friday!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd say that rushing home was definitely worth it!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a wonderful photo in the first one, just love those.

Autumn said...

Beautiful colors in that one. It looks so peaceful!

Chrisss said...

Beautiful photos.

zetor said...

That is a wonderful photo, colours are superb.

byrningbunny said...

That was such a pretty sunset. I love how the colors are warming as the seasons warm. I love to play hide and seek thru the trees too! :)

Angie said...

Stunning, just stunning!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are gorgeous sunset pictures. If I tried to take some I would have power lines and houses in the fore ground which are not very appealing even though from time to time I see some pretty colors peaking between the houses and powerlines.

Dave Coulter said...

Very nice!

Carole said...

These are just wonderful.

mon@rch said...

Such an amazing sunset! WOW

Anne-Berit said...

You have a beautiful sunset,love it!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Beautiful sunset photos. I really like the one through the trees. To me it is tranquility. Thanks. Lisa

Mary said...

Marvelous, Nina. "a glorious sunset fills me", too.