Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Day's end

Day's end, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

Day's end detail Detail of photo above

Chasing the light

One day recently, on behalf of our current theme of celebrating light, I explored different facets of light in southwestern Wisconsin from sunup to sundown. I'm sharing here some glimpses of changing light at different moments of the day, working backward from sunset.

Early evening: these pale pink hues deepened ultimately into a spectacular sunset (See yesterday's post.) I raced from this spot to climb a hill to find the best vantage point for the peak colors; the show was over in just a few minutes.

E -- it's been way too long since I visited your blog. I see that you have 11 (!) new posts since the last time I checked in. Hmph - I've been so swamped with work and then not feeling really well. Sigh. This photo is lovely. I know what you mean about having to race to catch that gorgeous color when the sun is making it's exuberant show. It's over too fast. The colors that a few seconds before were vivid, lively, flaming ... turn so quickly to muddy or slightly "off" colors, like when my watercolors get all mixed up and I end up with gray.
M, glad to see you back!

Yes, it's quite a challenge to catch that moment in time when the sunset is just at its peak.
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