A Golden Sunset And Other Nighttime Photography

These are photos that I hinted at last week that I was posting this week – photos of a sunset, taken over a 30 minute period of time. It’s so interesting to see how the colors changed!

The sunset started with beautiful golden colors!

When I backed off the zoom, it didn’t look as golden; but you can see the purples and pinks overhead.

I also love how the clouds were kind of layered on the sky.

This is an attempt to reflect the sunset off the mudhole. It kinda worked…? πŸ˜†

It was still very golden near the horizon.

And so pink and purple overhead!

But then, the pinks and purples overhead started to creep into the golden layers. It was so captivating!

And it happened so quickly. The pink and purple horizon only lasted what seemed like ten minutes. I didn’t have a watch out there with me, so I’m just guessing.

The pinks and purples started turning gray…

And then the sky just looked gray until the sunset was over. And this has been a visualΒ storytelling of a sunset. πŸ™‚

Also, because Cee’s challenge includes night-time photography this week, here are a couple of bonus photos that I took on different nights. These are among the first photos I took with my new camera back in September of 2017.


100 thoughts on “A Golden Sunset And Other Nighttime Photography

  1. Namaste πŸ™‚

    How are you?

    Beautiful colours, an amazing palette, a splendid sky indeed πŸ™‚

    I think sequential photography is a much underplayed opportunity. I enjoy seeing the before and after of an event and feel it enhances the main photo by adding narrative. I wonder if you’ve ever thought about animating with photographs…sequential shots such as these work really well as a short film? πŸ™‚

    Hoping all is well with one and all at the Lake πŸ™‚

    Namaste πŸ™‚


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    • Hi! Glad to hear from you again. πŸ™‚

      It sure was – God paints such beautiful scenes in the sky. πŸ™‚ I was honored to be able to watch.

      I agree. πŸ™‚ Oh, no, I haven’t considered that, but I would love to try it. Thanks for the idea. πŸ˜€

      I’m okay, thanks for asking! πŸ™‚ The lake is as wonderful as ever.

      How are you? πŸ™‚

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      • Hey Grace, Namaste πŸ™‚

        Indeed Empyrean’s Mirror is a unfathomably beautiful: at times She is beyond words and only images will do.

        If you should be tempted towards the ‘moving image’ using still photographs, I wish you all the luck in the world. Animation as a form of film-making offers tremendous scope for the creative mind. Who knows where such an endeavour may take your creativity and talent? πŸ™‚

        Good to hear all is well and life buoyant on the upside of wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.

        Love and be Loved. Namaste πŸ™‚


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        • Hi! πŸ™‚

          So true! πŸ™‚

          I have tried taking a few videos as well, but I can’t upload them on the free plan. **sigh** But I do look forward to trying out the “moving image” still shots because that would be a great alternative. πŸ˜€

          Awww. **blushes** Thanks! 😊

          Thank you, it was a good weekend; I hope you had a good weekend as well, and have a great week. πŸ™‚


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          • Easy to use software for creating moving images using photographs is widely available at affordable prices, if not free to download on certain sites. I wish you much fun and happiness if you indulge, and if not, please keep those delightful photographs you take coming as they are inspired and inspiring.

            We have a third consecutive day of sunshine here in Wales, UK, and I shall find chance to rest beneath those golden rays and soak up a little falling dew.

            Enjoy your afternoon and your week ahead. Take care of one and all,

            Love and be Loved ❀

            Namaste πŸ™‚


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            • I’ll have to look into that software! πŸ™‚ In the meantime, I will certainly keep posting photos; I already have a colorful post ready for later this week. πŸ˜€

              Oh that sounds lovely! Enjoy the sunshine! πŸ™‚

              Blessings! ❀

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              • Then I shall return later in the week Grace and in the meantime hold my breath in anticipation of something special being posted, thank you πŸ™‚

                Good luck with the software if that is your goal. Thank you, the weekend just past was especially warm and sunny – an unusual event here in Wales, UK, so it was most welcome πŸ™‚

                Have a wonderful week. Take care.

                Namaste πŸ™‚


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                • Awww. πŸ™‚ It is now live!

                  I think I may purchase the software if I find some I like. I’d also like to be able to edit videos in general. πŸ™‚

                  I’m glad to hear that!

                  Thank you, I did! Busy week, but wonderful. πŸ™‚

                  Blessings! ❀

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                  • Excellent idea Grace: a little research and a good idea of what you want to do with video/film/still photographs etc will undoubtedly serve you well, and possibly save you a few dollars. Best wishes, it could be the beginning of a whole new adventure in image creation.

                    Now live….then I shall go have a wee peek! πŸ™‚

                    A little more sunshine this weekend but I sense a storm brewing at some point. Ah well, at least we had a summer (5 days of sunshine lol) this year.

                    Your busy wonderful week put my dull and uneventful week to shame. But for once I was grateful for some peace. I think it wise to rest before change comes to us all.

                    Enjoy the weekend.

                    Brightest blessings. Take care,

                    Namaste πŸ™‚


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                    • πŸ™‚ It will be an exciting adventure indeed!


                      Uh oh! On the bright side, there’s nothing like a thunderstorm that makes a cozy chair and a book call your name. πŸ™‚

                      Five days of sunshine is nice! πŸ™‚

                      I agree! Glad you had some rest. πŸ™‚

                      Thank you, I did! (So sorry about being behind in responding to comments again. ) I hope you had a great weekend too! πŸ™‚


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                    • There’s never a need to apologies: life comes first, blogging second! πŸ™‚

                      ‘…there’s nothing like a thunderstorm that makes a cozy chair and a book call your name.’ – How very well put, I couldn’t agree more! πŸ™‚

                      Thank you for asking my weekend went well.

                      Have a wonderful evening πŸ™‚

                      Namaste πŸ™‚


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                    • πŸ˜€ ❀

                      In that case, I hope you have more sunny days, but even if not, I hope that you heed the call of a cozy chair and a book and enjoy the storms. πŸ™‚

                      I'm glad! πŸ™‚

                      Thank you, you too!


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                    • Namaste Grace πŸ™‚

                      ‘Heeding the call of a cosy chair’
                      As thunder stormed everywhere,
                      I snuggled down with a hearty tome,
                      By fireside in my poet’s home,
                      And there I stayed as dark storm’s raged,
                      Waiting for long sunny days:
                      Those lazy hazy crazy daze of summer.

                      Thank you for blessings. Take care.

                      Namaste πŸ™‚


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    • Thank you! ❀

      My camera is a Canon PowerShot with a 50x zoom lens and 16.0 megapixels. I found it at Walmart, and for my birthday, my parents put money with what I had been saving so that I could buy it πŸ™‚ It has been an amazing camera. ❀


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  3. These are absolutely amazing! I love the variety of colors in the sunset… but the most amazing photo? That raccoon! How in the world did you ever capture that with your camera? You must be a “Dr. Doolittle” in disguise! Wow! Fantastic photo! I just love your blog!

    And so… I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find more details at http://throughinkandimage.com/2018/03/15/two-blogging-awards/

    Thank you for always inspiring me! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! ❀ God is an amazing artist!

      Rocky used to come often to see if he could steal any cat food. He came often enough that I named him. πŸ˜„ And sometimes, I did leave him something… πŸ˜‚ Thanks – if only I were a Dr. Doolittle!

      Thanks for the nomination! πŸ˜€ I'll start working on that very soon!

      Aww. πŸ™‚ I'm so glad that I can inspire you! God is good! ❀


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    • Thank you! ❀

      For these photos, I had to go into the camera settings to make it darker and make it slightly more vivid, to make the image the camera saw the same as I was seeing. πŸ™‚ Otherwise, the image was very washed out. (Also, make sure the sun is below the horizon unless you have a sun filter – you don't want to ruin the camera!) So I'd say to play with the camera's settings until you get the image you want! And don't be afraid to take a bunch and experiment. With this sunset, I took nearly 100 photos; the ones in this post are only the best ones. I'm still experimenting; I've only had this camera (Canon PowerShot) since last September and I don't even know what all it can to yet. πŸ˜€

      I love the photos on your blog! The flowers are my favorite, such a dark pink. πŸ™‚ And I love the angle on the chainlink fence – you have a great eye!


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