Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Favorite Sunset

Have you ever seen a sunrise or sunset and think "that's the best ever!"? How can it possibly get any better than this??! I had that experience last Saturday. The sky had been blah all day, partly because of strong winds that stirred up dust, and I wasn't expecting a pretty sunset. It came up suddenly and caught me totally by surprise. I've been a skywatcher for long enough to know there is never going to be a "best ever" sunset... Nature always finds a way to top herself. But this one was certainly one of my favorites!
I like how the sun is bisected by a cloud. As the sun set, I was thinking "show's over!", and was going to head back inside when I noticed the light rays. As the sun continued to set, the light rays became stronger and more visible. Glad I didn't pack up and go inside!!



The photos were taken within a few minutes of each other from my driveway in 29 Palms, CA.
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42 comments:

  1. Yeah, I felt like I have seen the bestest sunset I could see in my lifetime.....and then....another awesome sunset comes.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  2. I'm so jealous that you get to see such beauty from your driveway. I live at the bottom of a hill so I have to go out if I want to see the sun rise or set.

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  3. oooooo wheeee. that is downright beautiful.

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  4. What an awesome display of beauty!

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  5. It's really wonderful mood !
    Great photos of the sky.
    Greetings from Germany

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  6. Gorgeous -it got better and better! Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting me!

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  7. Yes beautiful! I'm always happy to capture one of those!

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  8. Remarkable skies. I'm not surprised that the stirred-up dust had this effect as we had some amazing sunsets when the Big-volcano-with-the-unpronounceable-name erupted in Iceland a few years ago.

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  9. Its clear why Hollywood is on the same lattitude as your location. Stunning backgrounds in clear light. Beautiful as always.

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  10. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias com cores magnificas.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  11. Hello, gorgeous sunset and the rays are magical. Awesome shots! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. but every day it gets better it seem, huh. Love your shots

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  13. Great set!! Yes, the sunset is often better after the sun has disappeared beneath the horizon.

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  14. A-MAZ-ING! Incredible and well done!

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  15. can´t be any better I think. My favorite is the last one :)

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  16. Those are truly awesome shots, Peter.
    It's like you said it, nature can and will always surprise you again when you have an eye for it. :-)

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  17. No doubt, that's a great sunset.

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  18. Sometimes dust is a good thing :) What a terrific series of photos of that lovely sunset.

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  19. These photographs are worth a BRAVO! Have a nice week-end.
    JM, IL

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  20. Crepuscular cargo of glories!


    you may dig this as I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4LJxBBaF0&list=RDGtizr2G_7Bk&index=13

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  21. Wow! Never seen a sunset like this, in person!

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  22. Spectacular, stunning sunset! Every shot is amazing!

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  23. Amazing, spectacular sunset! I'm happy you didn't pack, the last captures are stunning!

    Irene :)

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  24. No two sunsets are ever the same. That's nice.

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  25. What wonderful colours - love those rays!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. absolutely amazing sunsets...

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  27. Interesting place and beautiful skyes.

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