Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunsets and sunrises We went on a "fieldtrip"

Thanks so much David at Authorblog for listing this post as a contender to POST OF THE DAY

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My husband had the idea that we should all watch the sunset and sunrise this week -- take pictures to learn how to do it well--- It was fun!-- I definitely prefer the sunrise shots which are last 11-12 and 13 which do you prefer

1.We went to Sansom Park

2.We each had a camera w/ tripods

2a. hubby also had some binoculars that had a camera function and caught this

3.Or sign posts for stability

3a.her clearest was after it was gone

4.It set so fast

5.I always like the burning bush look

6.Then as soon as the sun slipped down I saw this coming in to land


7.Then the next morning Before sunrise

8.My first peek

8a. hubby caught the first peek

9.I love that it starts changing colors

10.I found the apparent changing shape interesting ( anyone craving candy corn)




11.I loved the mist rising


12.

13

14.

15.and it so surprised me when you face away from the sun it looks totally light


Hubby caught the train

49 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Great pictures!

Kristen said...

What a fun thing to do with your husband. Your pics are great.

DrillerAA said...

Nice photos. There are some very good sunsets here. Well done.

MomAtHome said...

these are beautiful pictures. Oh the beauty of creation

Ann Bruce said...

Nice. Still too cold to be outside in my neck of the woods.

Catherine said...

So it's a family adventure ! Now, I understand why he offered you photography classes. Your pictures are more and more beautiful, Marcia.
When I watch the burning bush, I dream of "Out of Africa".
Just Wonderful.

anthonynorth said...

Some marvellous colours in those.

My T-13

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely MARvelous!!!! I so love sunrises. They're the best...but oooooooohhhhhhh the sunsets are so pretty too. And you both captured some beautiful photos...what with the fog and all. Just gorgeous.

My thirteen is posted. Come visit and view some of my favorite personal photos I took of them....Clydesdales that is. Happy Thursday.

Brenda ND said...

Wow, what a beautiful experience and what lovely photos. Happy TT!

Natalie said...

The photos are just beautiful. Great job! Now I want a camera and not just a point and shoot. Maybe when I come back.

nikko said...

How fun. Maybe if my hubby cared about photography, or if we had two cameras....

yyam said...

Cool pictures...kind of a romantic thing to do with the husband...

The Bumbles said...

Wowee - you should go to Shutterday and enter one of these in this week's challenge - which is ORANGE.

becky68 said...

What beautiful pictures, I like the bush & the ones of the sun looking like candy corn, they're just beautiful, someday I hope to have time to take pictures of the things I see on my daily drive to work (I'm on the road during the sunrise) because I'm on my way to work, I can't really stop & I'm a little too sleep addicted right now, to actually get up on my days off to take pictures, maybe while I'm on vacation this year!

On a limb with Claudia said...

These are so gorgeous! Well done Marcia!!

bedelia said...

What a good idea!!! I love the candy corn sun.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Candy corn -- you're right! That's exactly what it looks like!

perpstu said...

Those are great pictures!

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots! I think I like the sunrise best but it's hard to choose. I loved your candy corn comparison. :)

My Sky post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Ken Reynolds said...

Great set of photos! I like the sunrise shots the best. I don't get out and shoot sunrises or sunsets nearly enough, anymore.

david mcmahon said...

That is a spectacular photo essay.

(I'm fascinated by where your husband works - we could swap sme great yarns!)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice series of sky photos!

Guy D said...

Fantastic array of photos, I love the ones of the road with the sun in the backgroud, very well done.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

P-TER said...

Funny how to see you makes this
Amazing beautiful pictures !
Gr.
P-TER

Dewdrop said...

Complete awesomeness!!! Love the double corona in the first, and in 9, wow! I love the way the sun looks so large at the horizon. Awesome "field trip"!!!

Merisi said...

A wonderful photo essay,
beautiful and amusing too!
Thank you for the pleasure of being taking along. :-)

Mojo said...

You really get a sense of just how fast the sun travels across the sky when you have the horizon for reference don't you? You can pretty much watch it move (though I'm not sure I recommend it -- hard on the eyes!).

The reason the sunward side looks so much redder is that that's where the strongest light is coming from, and the light that's getting through is red. The actual amount of light in front of you and behind you is probably close to the same, but because of the angle and distance, the light when you're facing the sun looks red. The reason for that is that as the sun gets closer to the horizon the light from it has to travel through more air -- and airborne particles. Dust, smoke, smog, water vapor, whatever. With the airborne schmutz acting as a filter, more of the shorter wavelengths of the spectrum (violet, indigo, blue, green) are reflected back toward the source leaving a higher percentage of the longer wavelengths (yellow, orange, red) to penetrate. With a heavy bias toward the red end of the spectrum, you get that reddish-orange light that you see here. The "normal" looking light behind you is probably (I'm theorizing now I haven't actually read this part anywhere) owing to the curvature of the Earth -- and the atmosphere -- reflecting the light coming both directly from the sun, and reflected off the ground/water in a non-linear fashion. But I don't know the exact scientific principle to explain it.

Carver said...

What a great sequence of shots. So beautiful and also fun the way you set it up.

All Rileyed Up said...

My faves are 5, 10, and 14. My son would pick the train. I'll make sure to show it to him when he gets home. Great shots!

Daryl said...

What a wonderful series of shots!

Photo Cache said...

Ooooh and aaah, what fabulous shots you shared, thanks.

Arija said...

What a wealth of beautiful photos! I love the gentler sunrise shots as welll as the spectacular gold ones and the last one just sings.

Lene said...

Great sky collection :)

Carolyn said...

These are beautiful photos. You boath did a great job and I think that is such a neat field trip idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Spring! Smiles

SandyCarlson said...

Those views warm my evening. I am freezing, but they are full of warmth!

Lori said...

What great shots...Happy TT and thanks for dropping by:) Also for the kudos on the weight loss...5 months. Lord, give me strength for another 12 pounds!

colleen said...

10 looks almost like a mushroom cloud. Or a big humpty dumpty!

Deb said...

they are all good, I can't pick a favorite, thank you for sharing

vincibene said...

Fantastic series! I love Nr. 8!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Evita said...

Wow so many beautiful ones! I think they are all great as each one is a little different in its own way.

Linda said...

Wow, you guys got some great shots. Sounds like things my husband and I do. Going off to places and taking pictures. Those pictures of the sun rising are spectacular. Great pictures all of them and nice to have a story along with the pictures.

Lisa Wilson said...

I love 1 and 12!! Nice catch with the plane, too.

introspection said...

The pictures are gorgeous. It's the entire set of them that gives the pictures a unique chracter. Great idea to go shoot sunsets & sunrises.

Sue said...

spectacular! I think I luv both..but those sunrises are absolutely gorgeous!!
what kind of camera do you have? I think I need a new one.

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Erin said...

wowza...what a great series of shots...each and everyone. i appreciate that you took the time to capture them ;)
have a fab weekend.
erin

Ivon said...

Great series of sunset and sunrise pictures. I like #5, the burning bush. Thanks for sharing.

stan said...

love those shots of the road and the setting sun.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

A fabulous photo story! Just stunning! Congrats on your mention in POTD! I certainly can understand why David mentioned you!!!!