July 18, 2008

sunset, Mt. Tam -- it's Sky Watch Friday


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photo by Donald Kinney

Hope everyone is off to a great Sky Watch Friday !

Last Sunday I thought -- "what the heck, I wonder what the sunset might look like like up on Mt. Tamalpais this afternoon", so I thought the best thing to do was to find out.   I knew there would be a fog bank -- it had been drifting in and out of the Golden Gate all week, but the only question was -- would it be high fog, or would it be low fog.   Fortunately it turned out to be low fog...


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37 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Well, that is just the best spot in the world to get a stunning sunset photograph!

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Just a gorgeus shot! Before reading I was thinking that You are a bird;)

pts said...

what a great sunset shot!

Aileni said...

I am glad your gamble paid off - great picture.
Love the way the light is caught by the seed heads in the top shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, that was well worth it! Thanks for sharing it too. ;-)

Anita said...

How gorgeous! So serene...

Thanks for stopping by Prairie Visions!

Mary said...

Wow, that is just stunning! Words fail...

Mary said...

Had to come back to tell you that I just visited your new site -- it's gorgeous!!! Congratulations, and thanks for brightening my morning. :)
Mary

Becky and Gary said...

WOW. that is an absolutely beautiful photo!
Gorgeous colors!

CrazyCow said...

High or low, it is made beautiful by the sunset.

Thanks for making the effort to go up the mountains so you could bring this to us.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shot! I bet if you showed this to Helen Mirren, she'd be quite impressed!;)

Lasse said...

Magical colours in your sunset. I love the way you have captured the sun over the clouds.

Catherine said...

Finally, you do "the best thing to do", and take one of the best and amazing picture of this Sky Watch! You have had a strong hunch with this.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

That is a really stunning! My post today is of SF fog, but nothing like this!! WOW!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Stunning! Almost surreal! Wonderful Sky Watch.

RuneE said...

There you have done great job - I'm very envious!

Pietro said...

This is an amazing sunset image!
The reflections of the sun over the clouds are marvellous.
Enjoy Sky Watch!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh i love this photo, you win if there was a prize

Marvin said...

"Fortunately it turned out to be low fog..." Indeed! Fantastic photo.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. Nice colors.

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photowannabe said...

Very magical Don. Terrific reds and subtle shads of purple.

Müge Tekil said...

You definitely live in Heaven! :-) This is one of the most beautiful and mysterious sunsets I've ever seen!

Have a great week-end!

dot said...

Georgous shot and I REALLY love your header photo!

Tommy V said...

what a fabulous picture.

Fish Whisperer said...

Wow I guess it was worth the trip. Outstanding photograph!
Cheers

Tomate Farcie said...

The photograph on top with the little grass sticking out looks like a post card!

(You got to see the GG bridge from Marin? Good for you! We haven't had a clear, unobstructed view from the other side for at least 3 weeks now! I just looked out the window and it's completely covered in fog right now, not even a piece or a suggestion of a tower sticking out, nothing at all!!)

AphotoAday said...

THANKS EVERYBODY for your kind comments.
As you can see, I had a little help from Mother Nature on this one -- all I did was click the shutter, didn't even have my tripod with me... (oh, I boosted the color saturation just a wee-tad, and brought up the shadows a bit with Curves in Photoshop, but that's about all)

Rose said...

So beautiful!

Louise said...

Forunately is right. How very spectacular is this shot.

Maria said...

Oh yes, it's really a spectacular scene! ;)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great photo. Thanks!

Nancy said...

Wow! Simply breath-taking! This shot should be published.

kRiZ cPEc said...

cool shot, happy shooting.

system operator said...

Very very great looking picture! I'm glad you took that extra mile for us to see that view. Exellent picture and editing.

Texas Travelers said...

Outstanding

That's my highest rating for a photograph.

Troy

John said...

What a great sunset shot, Don!

sunshineleneforlife said...

hi don, oh i missed this entry last week. i missed the meme last Friday because of so many things. Just want to say that this photo is so breathtaking. I love sunsets and sunrise whtever - i love them both to the max. i bet u took this photo from a nearby top mountain....so beautiful!

 
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