Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Colors All Around

The last week has given us spectacular skies--
clouds that linger for the afternoon,
and part just as a red sun begins to set.
Rayleigh scattering, the explanation for the colors in blue skies and red sunsets, from small particles within the atmosphere that reflect light, perhaps even more apparent in this time of drought.



A hint of color, late in the day.


With each step closer to the horizon, a deeper shade.


Until, against a dark blue sky, broad orange reflection--
the backdrop to rich purple clouds.


A reminder that from adversity comes beauty.
And unpredictably happy endings.

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51 comments:

Lynne said...

Sighing...

So lovely Nina.

Kirk said...

A volcano in Alaska has given us these beautiful sunsets. Thanks for sharing, here in Maine, I haven't seen the sunset in a week.

NCmountainwoman said...

So lovely. Thank goodness for the Rayleigh particles.

Petrus said...

What can I say - these are really great photographs - lovely colours ..

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Awesome photos.Sunsets can show such marvelous color.

Sparverius said...

You've captured that sunset beautifully. Thanks for watching and sharing.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos.
Loving the approaching fall.

Come visit,
Troy and Martha

irish daisies said...

somany pretty colorful shots!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What gorgeous colors Nina. Just a beautiful series of photos.

RuneE said...

Nice series and thank you for the info!

Yen said...

WOW! those are breathtaking photos! I love them all:) My SWF is posted HERE. Have a great day!~

KGMom said...

Some of my favorite scenes of all to photograph are sunsets. Your photos are breathtaking--thanks for this touch of beauty.

imac said...

Amazing fantastic colours.

imac said...

Amazing fantastic colours.

reluctantfarmchik said...

A beautiful series of photos - the intensifying colors going beyond amazing. Very nice share!! Thanks.

bobbie said...

Rich, luscious colors, Nina. Very beautiful!

T.R. said...

Sigh, this is beautiful and all your posts are so rich - so grounding. Wherever I am in the world I can always come to rest here. Thank you.

fishing guy said...

Nina: What beautiful captures of a really neat set of colorful skies.

Anne-Berit said...
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Anne-Berit said...

Oh my....These are awesome.Vonderful colours!

Coloradolady said...

The colors of these sky photos are amazing. Lovely addition to Skywatch Friday.

leslie said...

I'm awe-struck at those colours! I don't think I've ever seen those around here.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great pics with amazing colors. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers

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vincibene said...

Gorgeous series!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Gosh, I cannot believe the colors on the sunset... that is amazing!! WOW... impressive!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

crete said...

These are lovely photographs, Thanks

Ray

Mary said...

Those are WONDERFUL shots, especially when you click to enlarge them! Happy Skywatch Friday. :)

babooshka said...

These are like my skywatch last week. Such intense colours. Aren't the skies wonderfuk when they show you these colours.

Arija said...

At least there is somethin beautiful about a drought, the dust in the atmosphere enhances the colours of the sunsets.
We're in our 5th. year and have to sell off most of our stock, we'll keep a small stock herd of cattle and some of our rare breed sheep. Buying feed in a drought is not a viable proposition. Have a happy week-end.

Rose said...

Those are really beautiful!

Mary said...

If your photos don't make people wnat to go watch the sunset there is no hope!!

The Tile Lady said...

You know--the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in my life were in the West. They just don't make them that glorious on the East coast. I don't know why. Once when we were leaving the Denver Natural History Museum, we looked up and saw the ENTIRE sky roiling in black and red. It was the most amazing sunset I have EVER seen....we did get pictures, but they are slides, and alas, I haven't been able to locate my older slides....when I do, though!!!! Heh, heh!

Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures! I really enjoyed them!

Gramma L said...

Beautiful colors.

Pam said...

Beautiful. And I so need those last few lines.Reassuring.Thank you!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Lovely series of SkyWatch images, Nina. I enjoyed them.

Sylvia K said...

The colors are absolutely breathtaking! Really great shots!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. This is my first visit here, but not my last. I'm new to blogging and this is the most fun ever.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful colors Love the second shot best! Happy SWF~!

Sandra said...

Such a lovely set of colors - amazing!

Ida said...

Wonderful series.
BEAUTIFUL colors! :)))

Eddie D. said...

absolutely incredible...these are some of the best shots of the week

Photo Cache said...

How lucky can you get with these colors. FAbulous shots. Happy skywatching.

John said...

Awesome series!

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome. Beautiful pinks,purples, and blues.

mick said...

A beautiful series of photos.

Robin said...

Wow! Incredible series of photos. Very beautiful.

This is my favorite time of year for sunsets (and sunrises). The colors seem to have deepened from the lighter tones of summer.

RuthieJ said...

Rayleigh Scattering.....I never knew sunsets like that had a name (I always call them "Thomas Kincade Sunsets")
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos Nina.

D Herrod said...

I love the pink and purple tones in those sunsets. Beautiful.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The older I get, the more I appreciate sunsets. Really nice photos and blog: I've added yours to my reader.

Sara G said...

Beautiful SWF Photo's!!
Love the colors.
Take care

Fast Menopause Remedies said...

This is really lovely .

Evan J said...

Great sunset shots, the colors are amazing in the second picture.