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And Now

December 17, 2012

The spectacular sunset captured this evening from my front steps was fitting….

The wedding is behind us and was a resounding success. A few loose ends remain but we have exited the wormhole that we entered a year ago.


But the seasons continue and after some much needed rest it will almost be seed starting time again.

I’ll think about it tomorrow, when I can stand it.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2012 8:26 pm

    Wow – oh wait, you photoshopped it didn’t you. No way could the sky really look like that! AMAZING photo!

    What’s with all the wires? You live next to a power station AND a telephone exchange?

    • December 17, 2012 9:23 pm

      Yes and no sort of….
      It may have been the most vivid color contrast I have ever seen in an sunset and the blue was much “bluer” than it shows.

      Nikon has a dawn/dusk setting that is really good for getting exposures right for this. Admittedly, I did boost red a tiny bit when processing.

      In the name of full disclosure, one taken a few minutes later at a slightly different angle without any tinkering:


    • December 17, 2012 9:37 pm

      Oh yeah- re Wires:
      My 140+ year old house in in a downtown historic district surrounded by commercial zoning. The unfortunate wires are the result of a patchwork string along power supply scheme that had no master plan over the last 100 years or so. This is what it looks like when 3 or 4 generations of each system have been implemented and then maintained around the huge trees that grew next to the wires in the meantime. We’ve lost a significant number of these 70-80 year old trees in the last 2-3 years due to the storm systems rolling through so the wires are much more obvious now, especially in this stretch (6 large ones down in the last 3-4 years)
      It is a shame but i didn’t have time to find a clearer shot. 😦

  2. December 17, 2012 10:13 pm

    Ah, urban planning – ain’t it sumtin. A century of urban planning is 100 times sumtin I suppose. I hate wires and wish they were all underground – it would mean less chopping of trees growing near them and less power loss in storms but I know it’s a pricey exercise and I am rather fond of electricity so I try to minimise my grumbles. The shot was definitely worth taking, the sunset worth recording, regardless of a few wires.

  3. Brent Eamer permalink
    December 18, 2012 6:50 am

    Very nice. I see that sometimes in the Autumn after summer’s final heat wave breaks and a cold front moves through. Nice delineation of the cloud and sky. We have a skiff of snow in Prince Edward Island, and 2 inches of rain in the forecast for Saturday. Green xmas up north. What were the temps outside when that was taken?

    • December 18, 2012 11:11 am

      Had a front moving up from the gulf all day, temp in 50s,. As the sun went down it cooled noticeably @ the edge, Low in 30s with much drier air.

  4. February 11, 2013 10:40 pm


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