Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the Gloaming: For Skywatch


Gloaming: After sunset and before dark


If you click on the photo to enlarge it a bit, you can perhaps just make out a lit-up church steeple in the lower left. If I were a better photographer, I might have been able to make it a more obvious part of the photo. By the way, I am signed up for Digital Photography classes, which will be starting soon. Hooray!


The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ~John Muir


To see the grand show from all around the world, be sure to visit Skywatch.

22 comments:

Spiderdama said...

How wonderful! I really like this shot..looks so peacefull.
Wish you a great day!

Kate said...

The Muir shot is perfect for the photo. Great shot!

Lorac said...

My favorite time in the evening. You captured it beautifully!

Regina said...

Pretty and amazing!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot, Clariz! So very peaceful and beautiful. I can see the steeple. Love Muir's words and they are indeed perfect for the photo! I do envy you the classes you're going to be taking. Wish I could find some here that I could afford!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Aimee said...

Clair I love the picture. That's great you are going to take a class I would love to do something like that. I can't wait to see more amazing pictures. We miss you and love you!

clairz said...

Thank you all for visiting. Sylvia and Aimee, I found my class at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Cost: $65. I've been looking forward to doing this for a long time.

Aimee, hug those kids for me!

JC said...

I like your photos now so I can just imagine what you will show us after you become an expert !!!

Torsdag * 1952 said...

I have never been in New Mexico, but the sky is fantastic.
I´m in Arizona in April. hope to see some nice blue skies and some cactusflowers.

Hallo from Germany
Hartmut

Jane said...

Lovely shot, and colours. Thanks for sharing:)

nonizamboni said...

A wonderful capture and you've left a bit of mystery with that steeple...which I was able to see quite well. And thanks for the Muir quote--my hero.
Happy SW Friday!

Rafael said...

this is a breath-taking shot!

eden said...

Amazing capture. Love the composition. Great shot!

Bill S. said...

Fantastic moon shot. A great way to begin an evening.

Al said...

Very pretty, it sets a relaxing mood.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Great shot, very pretty colours and silhouette. I am also starting a photography course next week, have fun with yours.

Mary Hulser said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh, enjoy your class, Clairzie!

Powell River Books said...

I like having the moon as the focal point instead. It draws your eye to the sky where it should be. Last night we went to a USC women's basketball game in Eugene OR. The temp walking home was 49 degrees. Is this really February? - Margy

Quiet Paths said...

Very nice; so evocative!

Laura Hegfield said...

I love the soft glow of pinky-orange...like a ribbon. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful - especially with the detail enlarged. The shading of the sunset colours up into night is absolutely lovely.

Love the John Muir quote.

Oooh, digital photography classes! I have a one-to-one session lined up, but it will be a while yet. Will be interested to hear - and see - how you get on.

Kcalpesh said...

Terrific! What a beautiful greeting card or a postcard it can make... Awesome shot of Nature's design!

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