Thursday, January 13, 2011

Skywatch Friday ~ 1-14-11

This photo was taken 14 seconds  - at 6:19 PM.. - after the two from last week  - taken at 6:05 PM.  I have reposted those below for comparison with a brief explanation following.

A week ago I posted the following 2 pictures taken of the most RED sunset I had ever seen. It was getting dark so quickly that my husband and I were running all about at my daughter’s home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland trying to capture that magnificent sky from all different angles. Then, suddenly I had the brainstorm to run to the front of her house where just down the road on the other side of the street is a very old Methodist church with its bell tower and steeple. Here are those shots for those of you that missed them. You can see how the sky was changing right there above our eyes. Every second or two the colors were changing. I am still amazed by their colors. None of these shots were manipulated in any manner. What you see is exactly what I shot.

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  1. these are stunning colors, Genie! it's amazing that winter skies could look so warm and tropical. beautiful shots!

  2. I can just see you guys racing to capture as many views as possible!! The bell tower silhouette was inspiring.

  3. Incredible, flaming skies! And you have captured them so beautifully. Truly breathtaking, Genie! Hope you've had a good week and have a lovely weekend ahead!


  4. beautiful photos and colors, nice post

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

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    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 27

  5. this is truly devine, and I love your descriptive accounting of your attempts to capture the moment. it was well worth the effort. and you've gotten some beautiful light in your daily photos. that "typical outbuilding" shot has some really nice shadows. so I take it the snowstorm missed you? I guess that's good, but either way, you live in a most beautiful area, and I'm still very fond of that photo of your son rock-hopping. I think it's all about the concentration.

  6. That's a magnificent sunset. I like the way the sunset looks behind the steeple and it's fun seeing the progression over time.

  7. Those colors are amazing! It must have been exciting to see. I love the silhouette of the steeple, too.