August 22, 2008

red sunset -- it's Sky Watch Friday !


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photo by Donald Kinney

Hope everybody is having a great Sky Watch Friday !

I don't think this sunset could have looked any redder, but that's pretty much what it looked like...   --Up on Mount Tamalpais looking towards Bolinas.

But as pretty as this photo is, I think I prefer sunrises over sunsets.   With a sunrise the day is just beginning, and with a sunset it is fairly obvious when the show is over.


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44 comments:

gaz said...

woohoo! first.
i really like this one.

chrome3d said...

It´s all those glowing little details that make this so great. Like tiny golden music playing in the sunset.

Aileni said...

Yes, sunrise and sunset can give us incredible colours. No doubt some will think it enhanced.
It's a fine shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting how the sky looks like it is in layers.

Maybe Aileni is right that some people will think this is enhanced. But it wasn't MY first thought because I've spent a lot of time looking at skies. Nature is amazing and doesn't always need our help. ;-)

Ivar Ivrig said...

I'll give you a 10! Very beautiful colors

RuneE said...

Hats off for that photo - an enormous span from top to bottom. Not for everyone :-(

carlamaldita said...

love it!
looks like a postcard!

carla

dailysnapshot said...

I'm a sunset girl myself. Great photo, beautiful colours

Hildegarde said...

I like the horizontal color lining in this 3-elements-scape (land, water and sky and even a bit of fire of the sun)

Louise said...

What deep and beautiful color. I agree about sunrises and sunsets, but don't turn down a beautiful opportunity for either!

Harry Makertia said...

You just captured the golden moment of sunset! beautiful!

babooshka said...

Youreally get the full blast on the larger image. Astonishing.

ettey said...

Stunning!!! love it!

kjpweb said...

It's beautiful - like the clouds whisps!
Cheers, Klaus

Mary said...

Wowee kazowie! that is almost surreal. beautiful!

BuDakHutaN said...

lovely sunset... same here..

Tash said...

Yup, that's a beauty all right! Besides the color, & the details of the land, I love the deliniation at the horizon!

ayamlin said...

wow!
What a beautiful sunset this picture is!!!!
It's like somebody drew the sunset in the sky!

John said...

Great capture and amazing color.
Well done.

Denise said...

We can't see our sunset because the sky is dark grey...it is full of rain ready for the holiday weekend!

Sara Chapman said...

Donald, thank you so much for visiting my site and so allowing me a portal into viewing yours. I love your work! The sky photos are truly fabulous. Plus the Visitors, the Ripples (I wish I took that!) and the Exploding Wave are all first class. Your photos make me nostalgic for Northern CA (lived in Sonoma Co for many years) as I now live in Seattle. But you can take great photos anywhere, of course, and you have done so. Thanks again.

Tina Coruth said...

Wow! That is a stunning photo!

photowannabe said...

I love the wisps of clouds across the large expansive sky. Magnificent color Don.

A Woman Who is: said...

Those colors are so rich and sharp, it looks like pure pigment

Mo said...

Oh it must be amazing to actually see a sky like this.

Kelly said...

I love the red sky and gorgeous clouds! Great photo!!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

great Don!!
We saw the same red sky yesterday here in Holland, maybe we looked at the same moment to the same sky!

Greetings:)
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
JoAnn's-D-Eyes /Holland

Dragonstar said...

The show may be over, but what a show!

Thanks for your kind words about my old dog.

Rose said...

Wow! I love this picture...love the colors and everything about it.

peppylady said...

I'm guessing the yellow are clouds nice colors.

Thanks for stopping by again.

Coffee is always on.

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...That's truly stunning! Don't you love living in the age of photography? ;)

merlinprincesse said...

Waaaaaaaaaa! This is beautiful! :) Yup!!!! :)

syel said...

this is so beautiful. love the photo!

Carletta said...

This is absolutely stunning!
I also love the image in your header.
And...the edge of the earth - awesome, and ripples.
Nice blog. :)

kriz cpec said...

great shots! And to me sunset and the magic hours that follow makes me opt for dusk rather than dawn~~
I am not ready to stay up all night for the sun rise. LOL

Bonnie Story said...

Really gorgeous! Sat HI to Marin for me, I grew up there. Phoenix Lake in Ross, Tamarack in Fairfax, Mesa Road in Bolinas, Deer Island in Novato... it was a great place to grow up! Thanks for visiting my Skywatch and for your kind words. Bonnie

Celeste said...

Wow! That is a really intense colour palette, very beautiful.

Arija said...

That sunset is a stunner, we used to learn to grade the sky just like that in art school. The tonal range in the sky is accentuated by the dark island in the foreground. Although I too prefer the sunrise, there is just something special about the light in the early morning, this sunset blows me away.

Love the fog too, especially in SF with the accompanying hooting of foghorns.

Tootie said...

The colors are amazing!

Mayet said...

nice color!! I love it.

Faery said...

I love all the photos but the red sunset is awesome

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo. Nice dynamic range.

I agree, sunrises are best. Exciting things are getting ready to happen.

Troy

Kahshe Cottager said...

Wow .. that day ended with a bang! What magnificent colour and getting the panorama just emphasizes just how all encompassing it must have been!

Thanks for your visit and comments on my SWF. Sorry to be so late making my visits ~ it was a hectic weekend here!

Bradley Myers said...

Great colors, a wonderful choice for skywatch Friday.

 
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