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November 9, 2013

Just wanted to share…

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One evening this week I was taken aback by the beautiful light and color I saw in the sky.  After running an errand to the grocery store, on what had been an unremarkable, cloudy sort of day, I saw the trees across the street from the store lit up by a gorgeous light, but the light was almost “cut off” at the top if you can imagine what I mean.  Looking toward the west, a dark cloud cut a horizontal line across the sky, but the great, golden orb of the sun was sinking just below that line.  I admired the amazing, golden color before me as I drove home from the market and hoped there would still be some nice color for me to photograph when I got home.

When I got home, color had changed but it was still beautiful.  Surrounded as I am by the things of suburbia, I have no clear view of sunset and the horizon, but I was able to capture these shots.  I haven’t adjusted anything in Photoshop; these are SOOC using my 50mm 1.8 lens.

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I’ve never been a big fan of November: no leaves, no flowers, No-vember; however, this colorful sky was a lovely exception to a normally colorless month!

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14 Comments »

  1. I love magical sunsets too !

    Comment by sybil — November 9, 2013 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

    • A pretty sunset is a good excuse for stepping back and taking it all in – if only for a moment.

      Comment by Karma — November 10, 2013 @ 7:54 am | Reply

  2. Your colored skies are especially welcome in what has been a series of very gray days. I haven’t noticed the lack of color in November in previous years, but it’s been slam-dunk in my face this year!

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    Comment by Carol — November 9, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

    • Glad you liked them Carol. Today is dawning gray and colorless as I type this, so we must enjoy that color while we can!

      Comment by Karma — November 10, 2013 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  3. Oh! How beautiful! And magical, too. I’m so glad November shared some color with you. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — November 9, 2013 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

    • Brown is usually the only color November likes to share with me, so I felt pretty lucky to see this! Thanks Robin.

      Comment by Karma — November 10, 2013 @ 7:56 am | Reply

  4. I saw that sky and took some photos as well. I even got a rainbow when facing east. So beautiful. My sister calls November Stick Season.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 10, 2013 @ 8:45 am | Reply

    • Stick season indeed! Will you be posting your rainbow picture?

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2013 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  5. Wonderful! Aren’t those evenings just the best no matter what month they happen in. But they are especially wonderful when it’s been so drab.

    Comment by dawnkinster — November 10, 2013 @ 9:59 am | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. Yes, I’ll always welcome a nice show like this from Mama Nature!

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2013 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  6. These are beautiful! I don’t have a clear view of the sunset (or sunrise) either….and can’t be bothered to go somewhere to photograph it. Those are the few times I wish we lived out in the country.

    Comment by TheDailyClick — November 10, 2013 @ 11:22 am | Reply

    • Thanks Michaela. I’ve tried driving short distances for a better view of such things, but it isn’t easy to come by.

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2013 @ 7:43 am | Reply

  7. wow, these are beautiful sunset shots! well done!

    Comment by runnergirl66 — November 10, 2013 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Kate – I wish I could have had my camera in hand to show the beautiful gold I saw too!

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2013 @ 7:44 am | Reply


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