Awe & Ahh Moments

© Lori Carlson

Awe & Ahh Moments

Uploaded: July 12, 2012


ISO 200 35mm f/5.6 1/160 sec
This sunset was amazing! It had such a 3D look to it! Enhanced that with a Vibrance filter.
It's been 10 years since photographer Galen Rowell was killed in a plane crash.
I had read one of his articles in Outdoor Photographer about looking "beyond the sunset" be aware of the other colors that may be surrounding you.
I've never forgotten it. And as I'm shooting the heavens, I hope he's up there knowing his inspiration lives on. He (along with his wife) left this world much too soon.
And on a side note: I don't know about you, but in those clouds I see a hummingbird being followed by a duck. ;)

Exif: Model: Canon EOS 20D


Thomas E. Hinds July 12, 2012

This is riveting! Fantastic in every way, Lori! This may sound crazy but I see a duck being followed by a hummingbird and a gull cloud going in the opposite direction below the other two! LOL! Great work! #1474547

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic July 12, 2012

Beautiful capture!! I see the hummingbird :). #10227201

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 12, 2012

Very dramatic and awe-inspiring sky indeed, Lori. Great capture!

UB. #10227350

Sheryl Sturges July 13, 2012

Lovely sentiment... a good reminder to us all. And, lovely image. Thanks for pointing out the hummer/duck -- nature is amazing! #10228167

John Connolly July 13, 2012

What a beautiful coastal sunset Lori! I see the birds, and your reflections are exceptional too!
You have some wonderful work in your gallery! #10228226

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 13, 2012

Fantastic image and colors Lori!,
Amalia #10228410

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic July 13, 2012

Very Pretty!! #10228537

Summer A. Kozisek July 16, 2012

Fantastic capture!! #10231065

Angie M. Davis July 16, 2012

Amazing colors! I just never tire of beach sunsets, do you? :) And the clouds make them even better. #10232597

Lori Carlson July 20, 2012

You've really blessed me with your comments!!
Thank you Thomas, Wanda-Lynn, Usman, Sheryl, John, Amalia, Shelly, Summer & Angie (I'm with you...don't tire of them at all!!)
Appreciate your feed-back!! =) #10238023

Stephen Zacker July 26, 2012

Love those kind of moments :-) This is Awesome! #10244729

Lori Carlson July 27, 2012

Thank you much, Stephen!! =) #10247033

Philip B. Ludwig level-addict July 31, 2012

Awe and ahh indeed! An amazing capture of this beautiful sunset. Lovely colors, and fantastic depth, and I do see the hummingbird and duck. #10254521

Lori Carlson August 04, 2012

Thanks so much, Philip!! =)

Daniella Puente August 30, 2012

Great capture! #10300301

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