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.