Half Way Through May!

First of all congratulations to Cindy of Superior Living for being featured this week in What’s Your Story? Her blogs are full of photos and humor and outdoorsy living in Wisconsin!

Her URL is;

http://upnorthcindy.spaces.live.com/

Mid May already! Wow!

Just a little more than a month ’till Summer Solstice!

(I have to be careful about saying things like around here for fear of getting slapped, you know what happens after solstice don’t you? Yeah, the not so long slide toward the dark months!)

Anyway it is summer, or at least close enough to call it summer. It’s after break up anyway! Well for the most part. We still see ice bound rivers and lakes in the local news around here!

Long days are here, and that means early sunrises and late sunsets. Last night we had a doozy of a sunset and I just had to go, even though the actual sunset time was 10:41pm.

Every sunset is a special event for me, they are all different, and often spectacular, this one was both. Most sunsets start with the yellow sun lighting the sky as it approaches the horizon and some kind of transition to the reds which often are what you see in photographs. To me it is the series that is the show, the dynamic change that simulates being right there. This time I chose to abbreviate the whole show by selecting 15 of the more than 30 useable photographs I captured. Here in the blog I have picked three that I especially like. You can go to the album if you like these, and don’t miss the sun dog in the first photo!

The sunset bagan with a brilliant wash of yellow over Mount Susitina and Cook Inlet.

During the transition shift from yellow to red I caught this jet liner preparing to land. I wonder if the people inside enjoyed the show?

The final show was dominated by deep reds as the sun slipped behind the mountains in the northwestern sky.

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6 Responses to Half Way Through May!

  1. Embrace says:

    You have caputured some of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen. So well done Steve.
    Couldnt wait to view more of these . It has been awhile.
    These there in your blog are excellent in compostion color and CLARITY . ūüôā
    Thanks for sharing again .
    I will have to visit your firend Cindy.
    Have a great night dear Friend
    Lisa

  2. Tani says:

    Wonderful colors.I often wonder if pl going about their lives even notice the show going on around them.I dought it somehow.

  3. elizabeth says:

    love the album.  amazing colours.
    hugs. x

  4. Amanda says:

    Hello Steve,
    How wonderous the eye can see, such pleasures to thy be…
    Take no notice of that, hahahaha !!!¬† Just feeling a little poetic after seeing your photo\’s.
    They are fab !!  And i agree, every sunset is very different from the other. 
    Look forward to your next collection..
    Take care,
    Love Mandy Marie xx

  5. Cindy says:

    Hey Steve!  Thanks for the shout-out!  This is my second time around, not quite as exciting as the last time. I about freaked that time, for fear some of my co-workers (that I wrote about all the time) would stumble upon it.  Thankfully, none did.
     
    Your sunset pictures are always great, but I really like the one¬†with the dew on the grass¬†blades.¬† Do you do anything special for the summer solstice?¬† Is there a big celebration or is it really thought of as turning¬†the corner and it\’s all down hill?
     
    Have a great weekend!  Cindy 

  6. Aimee says:

    beautiful pictures…

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