The smoke from the wildfires in Canada and Alaska have made the sunsets hazy. Some days last week I wa able to smell the smoke.
Just rocks but they do add something to the sunset and I figured this is the perfect photograph to end what for me has been a busy but wonderful month.
When I showed this to a friend he commented that he could almost hear the Loons. We did hear the loons while we were staying by the lake but like all good loons they called to us at sun rise and not at sun set. My photo des not come close to capturing how beautiful it is when the moon rises over the lake.
I have not had much time for photography as I have been working 12 to 16 hours a day seven days a week for the past couple of weeks. I think I am getting rusty. I took a bunch of blurry night shots last weekend. I am going to spend some quality time this weekend with my camera practicing.
The boats are parked on Harriet Island. If you have not taken a padleford cruise in the Mississippi what are you waiting for?
I took this a couple of days after the first snow when it was nice and cold out. I have no idea why I use the words nice and cold in the same sentence but I just did. We did not get much snow last winter and what you see in the picture is the first snow of 2012 which left almost a foot of snow in these parts. Winter sunsets are kind of fun. They tend to be colorful and the color lasts for awhile. The sunlight is week. In the summer I never would have gotten by with having the sun behind a try like I did in this shot. The summer sun is too bright and would ruin the shot. The trees are Oak trees. I have always called them pin oak. They have long branches and I have to say they are gorgeous but then I have hardly met a tree that I didn’t like.
The days are shorter now and when I go on my evening walk or bike ride I get to see the sunset and I have to be careful when I ride through the woods because the deer and wild turkey like to use the bike paths in the evening. It really is a beautiful time of year. This shot was taken near the Robert street bridge.