I often write down my thoughts as soon after a photo event as possible.
Here is what my note said last night on flickr;
"Tonight there was a splendid sundog (false sun seen in the northland at times) which I cannot share, but the sunset was that magnificent deep blue and the red and gold hues that silence my whole being with peace of the heavens.
A 2 frame panorama taken while brushing my bare head of the tiny gnats that have just hatched it seems. Life is good."
I knew that a sundog near the horizon was a long shot, but I waited there anyhow.
What happened as I thought it would, was the moisture layer near the horizon, which gives splendid colors here, blocked the high altitude ice that shows off the sundog optic.
I learned though, that both can coexist as it does in this image, and I love that deep blue sky and the red-orange highlight.
A friend asked today on flickr, how many is this? My answer is that I don’t have a hard count, but it is more than number 100 since I started photographing these sunsets a couple years ago. They are all unique and all beautiful, like all of you.
Another presentation, this time portrait style, that seems to fit well here
Thought for the day; Get out and enjoy!