Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A day's end #3

Because the light from the sun has to pass through a thicker cross-section of the atmosphere at the beginning and end of the day, the lower frequencies of red, yellow and orange light make it through ahead of the rest, which we perceive as the familiar fiery tones of sunset.

Science aside, if it's late in the day and there are clouds in the sky, there's a very good chance that something interesting is going to happen. Last Saturday, as I spent a couple of hours photographing the day's end, it did get interesting. After I shot some photos of the sun setting over Interstate 90 (two posts previous), I turned around to spy these clouds adopting a pink glow. The panorama above is the result of stitching together three photos in PhotoShop. A single photo through my widest wide-angle lens just wasn't catching things the way I wanted.

Click on the photo to enlarge it and get the full effect. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

6 comments:

Marion said...

I love your photos. I'm learning a lot as I read.

Thank you!

Dana said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

Hillary said...

"The kingdom of God not only will come, but IS coming. It is breaking into the world as we speak and will continute to do so until Jesus comes."

This paraphrase from one of my pastors came immediately to mind when I saw your photo. Beauty breaking into a dark world...

V. Schroeder said...

Wow, thanks for the extra effort of putting those pics together, it's stunning.

James said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments. I've been fortunate enough to be on hand with a camera whenever God does something special via His creation.

lisa-marie said...

That? Is beautiful!