Sunset in the Country

Uploaded: January 09, 2014 10:49:15


POTD and Finalist
Sarpy County, Nebraska
The sky was very promising Christmas day so we went out to look for things to put in front of it in the late afternoon light and sunset hours. This was one of my last shots before we went home.
Category: Travel and Place

Exif: f/9, ISO: 100, Focal Length: 40mm


Susan M. Campbell January 09, 2014

Very nice. The tones are wonderful! #1558746

Memoriee G. Sconce January 09, 2014

Beautiful light .
Memoriee #10941189

David Phalen January 09, 2014

The light, tones and textures are so beautiful!! #10941354

Daniella Puente January 09, 2014

Love the tones, light and composition Nikki. #10941364

Joy Rector January 10, 2014

beautiful shot, well done #10941727

Karen Celella January 10, 2014

Beautiful sunset landscape, Nikki! #10942163

Beatriz Rocha level-classic January 10, 2014

Love the light and the calm it conveys Nikki! #10942317

Dianne Brin level-classic January 12, 2014

Very pretty. Wonderful light and colors!

Terry Cervi level-deluxe January 23, 2014

What gorgeous lighting and such a pretty capture, Nikki! #10954485

Harriet Feagin level-classic January 26, 2014

Great capture, Nikki. #10956605

Avril Young February 02, 2014

Beautiful capture, lovely lighting and colour.wonderful Nikki.. #10964683

Peggy Pfister level-classic February 17, 2014

Wonderful scene with beautiful light, Nikki! #10978049

Jill Odice level-classic February 17, 2014

I can see why this is a favorite of yours! Such beautiful light and the scene is lovely too! Into my favs! #10978206

Kalena Randall February 17, 2014

Nice shot, Nikki! I used it live in Sarpy Cou Ty, NE. :-) #10978369

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 18, 2014

I hope you have better luck than I did ;0) #10978662

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 18, 2014

What a beauty, Nikki! The light on the upper side wall is lovely.
I was just telling folks this weekend about the Sac County drive we did :) #10978884

Leslie McLain level-classic February 18, 2014

Beautiful capture and sky, Nikki. #10978984

Michelle Alton February 23, 2014

Very beautiful, Nikki. Congratulations on POTD! #10983172

Anita Hogue February 23, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Nikki! #10983176

William C. Raco level-classic February 23, 2014

Beautiful light, color and scene
Congratulations, Nikki #10983178

Patti Coblentz February 23, 2014

The light is captivating in this wonderful scene, Nikki...a very beautiful image! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #10983179

Debbie Bray February 23, 2014

Wow Nikki, big congratulations on your well earned POTD!! #10983180

Joseph T. Pilonero February 23, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki, on this fab picture of beautiful midwestern Americana winning POTD. #10983182

Marilyn Cornwell February 23, 2014

Wonderful congratulations on POTD! #10983189

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congrats Nikki on this wonderful POTD! #10983203

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 23, 2014

I see it survived! ;0)

Congratulations NiK!!
A wonderful POTD! #10983204

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer February 23, 2014

A beautiful light embrasing an enchanted rural scene. Congratulations on you potd, Nikki. #10983205

Deedie Goodwin Lutz February 23, 2014

Absolutely love this photo. The contrast of tone, texture, lighting, and cloud formation is great. #10983208

Wally Orlowsky February 23, 2014

Wonderfully serene sunset. Congrats on POTD!!! #10983216

Graeme yew Chow February 23, 2014

Outstanding POTD wins, Nikki. Congrats! #10983227

Leslie McLain level-classic February 23, 2014

Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Nikki. #10983228

Carol Flisak level-classic February 23, 2014

Beautiful image, Nikki... wonderful light, colors and details! Congrats on your POTD! #10983238

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 23, 2014

Well you nailed it Nikki, that light is special!

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD!

jo ann c. #10983241

Thomas E. Hinds February 23, 2014

Congratulations on this great POTD, Nikki! Love it! #10983242

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki; nice to see this recognized! #10983243

Katarina Mansson February 23, 2014

Beautiful sight, light and tones. Congratulations Nikki! #10983244

Gord MacEachern February 23, 2014

Great big congrats on this well deserved POTD Nikki!!

Richard M. Waas February 23, 2014

I absolutely love this image Nikki…. A super congrats on a well deserved POTD!!! #10983249

Karen Celella February 23, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Nikki. Warm, lovely light on a cold winter day. You found the magic combination. #10983253

Joy Rector February 23, 2014

congrats on the POTD #10983256

Terry A. Stoa February 23, 2014

Kudos on your POTD award, Nikki.

I'm a big fan of old barns - and this image of one is lovely in all aspects. #10983262

Carol Quina level-classic February 23, 2014

Congratulations on your POTD for this lovely image. #10983267

Christine Czernin level-classic February 23, 2014

Beautiful light and sky. And so very peaceful.
Congratulations on your POTD, NIkki. #10983268

Kathryn Wesserling February 23, 2014

Sometimes, it's those "just one more shot" that are the winners of the day! This surely was yours; it's beautiful. #10983303

Stephen Zacker February 23, 2014

Like the pastel colors and that sky. Congratulations #10983306

Nancy Marie Ricketts February 23, 2014

The light is perfect, the composition is masterful, and the processing is superb-congratulations on your beautiful POTD! #10983316

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 23, 2014

Thank you all so very much - what a delight to wake up to this honor and all the wonderful messages this morning. I do appreciate both. #10983318

Robert Mann level-classic February 23, 2014

Beautiful light and comp, Nikki! Many Congrats on your POTD! #10983322

David Phalen February 23, 2014

BIG Congrats on a stunning POTD!! #10983324

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congrats on your gorgeous POTD Nikki! Stunning. #10983325

Virginia Kickle February 23, 2014

Congratulations on you POTD, Nikki! This is just perfect!

Priscilla J. Burgers February 23, 2014

Beautiful sunset colors, composition, and textures. Congratulations on your POTD, Nikki! #10983331

Michele Peterson level-classic February 23, 2014

Nikki this is fabulous! I love the fading light of the day, and of course that it's a barn. :-) Huge congratulations today on your POTD! #10983384

Martha R. Mazon level-classic February 23, 2014

Wonderful tones and textures in this beautiful rural sunset image, Nikki! Congratulations on your POTD! #10983385

Peggy Pfister level-classic February 23, 2014

Congrats on this well deserved POTD, Nikki! #10983387

Susan Williams February 23, 2014

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Nikki! #10983406

Susan Williams February 23, 2014

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Nikki! #10983407

Barbara Socor February 23, 2014

A beautiful and thoughtful image...A fine mood here...Congrats, Nikki! #10983416

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic February 23, 2014

WooHoo, Nikki! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD!! #10983421

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 23, 2014

You are certainly right about the sky! You took full advantage of the terrific light to create a beautiful country scene, Nikki! Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD! #10983424

Maria Coulson February 23, 2014

I knew this was one of your barns. Beautiful light and composition. Congratulations Nikki. #10983429

Jeana Clark February 23, 2014

Congrats on this awesome capture Nik!!!
I love it!! Bet it's a Winner for you!!

~J~ #10983433

Birthe Gawinski level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki
Beautiful photo ! #10983477

Nancy Marie Ricketts February 23, 2014

Now you won't have far to climb to that GOLD badge!-Staff AND Fan Favorite, Too! #10983482

Mitch Spence level-classic February 23, 2014

That really is so winter, late-day, Nebraska pretty, Nikki. You captured a beauty. Congratulations. #10983485

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful POTD, Nikki! #10983496

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 23, 2014

Beautiful POTD, Nikki! WTG! :-) k #10983500

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe February 23, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki....awesome image!!! #10983505

Renee Doyle February 23, 2014

Beautiful light Nikki! Congratulations on your POTD! #10983552

Val Feldman level-classic February 23, 2014

A wonderful bonus present for Christmas Day, Nikki! What a beautiful close-of-the-day rural scene - so tranquil and peaceful. Congratulations on your POTD! #10983560

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 23, 2014

Already a favorite of mine.... huge congrats on your POTD and staff favorite!!! #10983617

Stan Kwasniowski February 23, 2014

Nikki, gorgeous #10983694

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 23, 2014

Gorgeous sunset scene that you captured so well. Congratulations Nikki! #10983719

Ellen Hodges February 23, 2014

Huge congrats on a fab POTD, Nikki!!!! Best luck with this beauty!! #10983802

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 23, 2014

This is GORGEOUS!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Staff Fav and POTD!!! <>< #10983825

Katherine Kuhn February 23, 2014

Beautiful light & color in this gorgeous POTD, Nikki! Congratulations! #10983841

Sharon F. Morris level-classic February 23, 2014

Congrats Nikki on your POTD!!

Rona L. Schwarz February 23, 2014

This is so lovely, Nikki! A perfect Midwestern rural landscape! That sky is truly gorgeous and I love how it lights up the side of the barn. Great tones and detail, too. Congratulations on a superb POTD! #10983885

Phyllis H. Burchett February 23, 2014

This is wonderful Nikki, congrats on your POTD! #10983929

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 23, 2014

Gorgeous - the light is mesmerizing! Congratulations on your POTD! #10984000

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 23, 2014

Thanks again to everyone for the wonderful comments. #10984005

Lucy Abrao level-classic February 23, 2014

Beautiful colors in this POTD, Nikki.
Congratulations!!!! #10984032

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 23, 2014

Congratulations!!! #10984061

Richard D. Love February 24, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki. Another beauty, as always!

Rick #10984207

Nadia Paul February 24, 2014

Congrats on your gorgeous POTD Nikki! #10984959

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 25, 2014

Beautiful light and textures. Wonderful scene. Congratulations, Nikki! #10985318

Pat Abbott level-classic February 26, 2014

Beautiful capture, love the sky! Congratulations! #10985811

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 26, 2014

Congratulations, Nikki! I'm glad to see this beauty, and your favorite, advance! #10985935

Naomi Weiser February 26, 2014

congrats! #10985941

Nancy Marie Ricketts February 26, 2014

Glad to see this as a Finalist, Nikki! Congratulations ! On to the Gold! #10986081

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 26, 2014

Congratulations, again, Nikki - a fantastic finalist! #10986367

Susan M. Campbell February 26, 2014

So wonderful. Congrats. #10986369

Michele Peterson level-classic February 26, 2014

Yay! Happy to see this one again, Nikki. Congratulations on ALL of your fabulous finalists! #10986576

Ellen Hodges February 26, 2014

Huge congrats and best luck with this gorgeous finalist!! #10986737

Peggy Pfister level-classic February 26, 2014

Congrats again, Nikki, and best of luck in the next round! #10986906

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 27, 2014

Congrats, Nikki, on your POTD and all your excellent finalists!

Best wishes for the next round! #10987776

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 28, 2014

You are such a winner girl, congrats on ALL your finalist and hope we see them all in Gold later!

jo ann c. #10988090

Daniella Puente February 28, 2014

Nikki I just can see this one, congratulations! is a wonderful photo! #10988828

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 01, 2014

I expected gold here...... #10989699

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 01, 2014

I just love this image! Congratulations, Nikki! #10989966

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