Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rosy Sunset Light

Some days when the sun sets, the sky turns a beautiful rose pink, fading to gold with a faint hint of green at the horizon. It is very beautiful.

This 150 year old church is a landmark that can be seen for miles in any direction. It is about 3 miles East of where I was standing to shoot this photo. The 300mm zoom lens I used on my camera makes it look much closer, doesn't it?



Looking West a few minutes later, Mt. Hood glows in the reflected light of the same pink and gold sunset. Look at all that snow! (Compare this photo to the same view shot last November.)



Did you know that tonight is the largest full moon of the year? If the clouds clear up I am going to try to get a photo of the moonrise.

7 comments:

MaryO said...

Beautiful sky color, Judi! I'll be anxious to see if you get a shot of that moon!

Kerry said...

these are wonderful shots and I hope you had a clear night for the moon, I see Sherry got a great shot of it but it is too over cast here.

Mike Fleming said...

You can get pictures of the moon anywhere, you have mountains. I love the mountains.

HElen said...

Just love the colors of your sunset and what a difference in the pictures now and the on in November, but both showing a beautiful mountain!

Nicole said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the info on the full moon, I'll be meditating under it later.

Serena said...

i LOVE that glowing mountain...beautiful!

i'll look forward to seeing your moon pic, judi ~ :)

Linda Fleming said...

Wonderful photos, Judi! Love the colorcast on the first one, and mountain shot is amazing. What a gorgeous area you call home.