Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunset View

I want to end the week with some recent pictures I took of the evening sky. I had some similar pictures before that I really liked a lot, so when I saw the sky at sunset again I ran over and got some more. This time I decided to do a few different things though. These are even better.

I took these pictures in several different directions and I zoomed the camera in and out to show things in different perspectives. I brought you four of them, but I had many more I wish I could have shared. There's just so much time we all have to read a post though, so I limited this as much as I could.

I took this one above while I was facing directly to the south. it gives a different view of what it looks like at sunset here. The hills in the background are actually much much bigger than the picture shows. I haven't been able to do them justice so far.

I zoomed in the camera just as bit with this one. I wanted to get more red in the picture. I could have just cropped one of the other pictures, but it wouldn't have been quite the same or quite as good that way.

I liked the extra red in the last one so I decided to zoom even closer. They look totally different from each other, and now I have an all red sky in the background. I really love the effects the sky gave me for all of these.

I've had a very busy day, probably unrelated to nature. The town was cutting down a few trees that were in the way, so I followed the workers around and collected the wood that was left over. I need all the wood I can get to heat my house. It was a lot of work, and I did so much that it made me sick. I'm feeling much better now.

I can burn some of the wood while it's still green, and I can store some of the rest for next year. I still don't have enough to last me through the winter because I got here too late and my dad was just too sick to gather any himself. I'm glad I got to be here with him for his final days. I still miss him a lot. He was a remarkable man. He had the knowledge of Crocodile Dundee, but also the temper of Yosemite Sam if you crossed him.


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21 comments:

  1. I like the sunset in the woods.

    It is so good to have watched all these without really setting the woods on fire.

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  2. The colors in your sky area are so vibrant, Ratty. It almost looked unreal..

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  3. I work at the top of a hill and see those sunsets, yearning to be outside watching them.

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  4. Awesome photos Ratty. Happy New Year.

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  5. Such wonderful photos...you have to share the last on Nature Center magazine for a wallpaper...I envy your talent at photography!!

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  6. oh, so very lovely, i like each one of them, the silhouette of the woods is so perfect, and love most the last one with the most red, love love them.

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  7. Wow! The colours are absolutely stunning :-)

    Have a fantastic new year Ratty.

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  8. Those are really beautiful- the colors are spectacular and the dark trees just make them brighter.

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  9. Wow! Those are lovely photos, Ratty! I can't believe the colors of the sky.

    Take it easy and don't push too hard. Can't you order wood for your fireplace to supplement what you have? This might be the year to do it while you are still getting back to your old self.

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  10. Thanks for the beautiful sunsets. I haven't seen one for 15 years since we move to the mtns.
    It sounds like you may have a story or two to share about your dad.
    Have a wonderful New Year

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  11. Hello! Very interesting and unique photos!

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  12. Happy New Year! I wish all the bests to You in 2012! Be happy!

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  13. Ratty, You got some great shots.
    I use to heat with a wood stove.

    Wishing you a great New Year....you deserve it. Hugs!

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  14. Happy New Year, everyone!
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    @Rainfield
    Thanks. I don't want to set anything on fire unless it's in my wood stove.
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    @Icy BC
    It must be something about the shape of the land here. I'd love to get a few pictures from the other side of the trees.
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    @Out on the prairie
    They must be even nicer from there.
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    @Secondary Roads
    Thanks, the Sun did most of the work.
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    @allotments4you
    I'll have that photo up on Nature Center Magazine for you this Wednesday.
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    @betchai
    I rushed out to get them as soon as I saw that glow in the sky.
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    @John
    For some reason the camera enhances what's already there. It looks good with the naked eye, but much better with the camera.
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    @Sharkbytes
    I began to appreciate the trees being in the pictures after you mentioned it once before.
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    @Lin
    It's actually just as easy to get my wood for free like this. I'm not really doing any more work than I would if I paid for it, and it's much cheaper this way.
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    @Country Mouse Studio
    I didn't really get to see many sunsets either until I moved here. there were always buildings in the way.
    I do have a few stories about my dad that I'll slip into my posts here and there.
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    @Sparkle
    Thanks. I'm glad you like them.
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    @Amin
    Thank you, and Happy New Year to you too.
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    @Jean
    There's nothing as good as heat from a wood stove, but I wish there wasn't so much work.

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  15. Sunrise and Sunset are the two beautiful wonders i'd never get bored to watch. The sunset pictures you've posted here are pretty amazing and fascinating. Each picture is unique and beautiful in its own way. I loved all the 4 pics; great shots i must say.

    Wish you a happy new year 2012.

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  16. In my opinion your best photos yet! Wonderful!

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  17. wow those are some great pictures! :)

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  18. @Elvirah
    I agree, sunrise and sunset are two of the most beautiful times of the day. I'll have to try and capture a sunrise next.
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    @WildBill
    Thank you for the great compliment. It means a lot coming from you.
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    @Sandi
    Thank you very much. I really appreciate the compliment.

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  19. Wow, they are some great sunset photos! The sunrise and sunset are 2 of my favourite things to photograph in all honesty.

    I like the last 2 best- I prefer sunsets with deeper colours.

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  20. @Bemused26
    Those last two must be the best because you're not alone in your extra like for them.

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