Friday, June 18, 2010

Surprise Sunset for Skywatch

It was an unusual evening the other night, with dark charcoal gray skies and distant lightning. I was watching the lightning strikes from the dark porch when the Organ Mountains were suddenly lit with a long strip of red light, reflected from the sun just below the horizon. I ran for my camera and watched what happened next.


I had been sure that we were long past any sunset activity, but the stormy skies had made it difficult to know just the moment that the sun went down. The sun wasn't through with us for that day, however. Everything turned this wonderful rosy color.


To finish up the amazing show, the gray skies did their best for a comeback, giving this sky-blue-pink effect as the city lights were slowly coming on.



For sky shows from around the world, go to Skywatch Friday.

Don't forget to keep voting every day in the New Mexico Day of Enchantment Photo Contest, which is continuing to the end of June.

12 comments:

Malin said...

Wow, so beautiful photos!
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BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful photos. wonderful colors

Have a nice Friday

K Soucy said...

These are so beautiful. I love when the sky surprises you.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and colors!! Your photos are fabulous, Clariz! You're getting better and better at catching these! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Such lovely photos. Makes me want to move there too. Actually, the Millicent Rogers jewelry collection in Santa Fe is calling my name!!!!!!

Jan
GDP

EG Wow said...

The sky is a luscious colour. Mmmmm.

Regina said...

Beautiful skies.
Great captures Clairz.
Happy weekend.

JC said...

WOW !!!
I can not imagine having that as my evening view. Amazing ...

Sandy ~~~ said...

Oh YEAH...I have watched these same skies from our ranch in Corona...amazing. One of the things I am SO looking forward to when get permanently moved "home".

BdVdB said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

clairz said...

Benny, you should come over!

Diane AZ said...

Really beautiful sunset with amazing colors. I like how the mountains look purple in the last one.