Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Sunset March 22

Last Sunday afternoon, as the sun was sinking low in the sky, I decided to drive about 2 miles to where I could get a good view of the sunset. A quick check of the paper led me to believe I had about 10 minutes to get there, but as I went to the car this is what I saw through the trees down the street. So I took a few shots as the sun dropped behind Catoctin Mountain.




I then drove up the hill and this was the sky 6 minutes after sunset.

27 comments:

Guy D said...

I love those colors through the trees, great shots.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

the daily said...

lovely shots...last one is my fav

My entry for SWF post this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

Louise said...

Not a wasted drive at all, but the ones behind the trees are incredible as well!

earthtoholly said...

How beautiful! It looks as though the trees are on fire. Amazing how much the sky can change in such a short time...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Worth the drive! ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

The sun seems very flirtatious in these shots!

RuneE said...

A nice development with a spectacular finish. That last one was a pearl.

Erin said...

like the sunset through the tree branches...gives a nice textural quality. and of course the finale is beautiful as well.
thanks for sharing with us.
have a great weekend lew.

Carol said...

The shots you took at the car are gorgeous. And that last was worth the drive up the hill. Very beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

breathtaking captures! such flaming colors that mellow out as the sun goes down! They're all gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

Fiery! Stunning!

Jack and Joann said...

Nice sunset photos. You must be close to Camp David if you are near Catoctin Mt. Ever see the presidents coming or going?

Barb said...

Beautiful shots! I love the blending of colors in the last one.

ms426d said...

Beautiful shots, I think the last is my fav! Thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

Holy cow. Looks like the sky is on fire, just beautiful!

Kathy H said...

Those are awesome shots!

Tricia said...

Very beautifully captured! The color is awesome!

Sally in WA said...

Simply stunning. Gorgeous photos.

Arija said...

The first two are like the biblical burning bush. The last is gentleness itself. Great shots.

nova said...

this is fabulous, i must say this is one of the greatest sky i've seen this friday...keep it up

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ApRiL said...

great shots.. keep up the good job...

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lew you're just like me LOL. If it's a great sunset get in your car and drive to get the best shots, and you certainly did this week.

MaineBirder said...

Excellent photos through the trees!

My Skywatch:
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John said...

Well captured sunset series, Lew.
Have a great weekend!

Laurieluc said...

beautiful series

J Bar said...

Fantastic.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh I am glad I didn't miss your SWF photos. These are incredible!