Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunset Sunrise

This month, we have had some spectacular sunsets in upstate New York. But nothing compared to the sunrise I saw today.

Other people I know have commented on the brilliant colors.  I've read that it is due to the weather system we are under.  I don't think there's been a major volcano throwing dust into the air, but I could be wrong.  Maybe it's seasonal clean air?

This sunset  wasn't even the best one, but sometimes my iPhone camera refuses to cooperate with the sunset colors.

Today, I was in the right place at the right time, looking toward the east.

I was standing on Main Street near Johnson City, New York, and suddenly the horizon was on fire.  Almost literally.  I couldn't capture it with my camera - the colors just did not come out right.  But, once the horizon started looking like I was staring into a fire (it must have only taken a minute or two), the clouds started to become visible.
I grabbed my iPhone and started to snap.

These two photos, taken in sequence several seconds apart, were the ones I liked the best, showing the remnants of that low "horizon on fire" glow.

Then the glow died out, and the day began.

Have you been experiencing spectacular sunrises and/or sunsets recently?


  1. with the full moon on one side and the sun rise on the other and me above the clouds this am, I also had a spectacular sunrise to enjoy. Even if the plane ride sucked :-)

  2. WOW. Yes, we've had some glorious sunrises and sunsets lately. I've wondered if it's the dust from harvest in the air. Whatever. I love the colors and the color-changing moment when they change so quickly. You got some lovely photos!

  3. Really beautiful. I love watching sunsets and sunrises. Vancouver is too mountainous for proper sunrise watching but the sunsets are spectacular. The best sunsets are in my home in Oxfordshire though. There's something about the pink British air that produces brilliantly red Armageddon type sunsets. Can't stop photographing them either.

  4. I love the sunrise on autumn days. That's when I see the best colors because my study at the back faces east. Sometimes, the spectacle takes my breath away with its beauty.

  5. Ah how beautiful is this? We experience gorgeous sunsets where I live, I feel lucky :)

  6. Your two sequential photos remind me that I want to explore some time lapse photography. Also want to try to do some long exposure starry night pictures too.


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