Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hot Summer Sunset

This past summer has been extremely dry and for the most part very hot. Weather like this does not inspire me to go looking for photo opportunities. Yet, in the interest of getting out of the house, I spent some evenings just west of my town, watching the deer to the east of my car or the setting sun to the west.  

Yes, these are photos of the setting sun, even though they may look like a full moon.

A few stems of grass added some interest to the photo.



It is hard to make this ball of fire look fantastic, but I keep on trying. 


Here I have focused on the grass, thus putting the sun out of focus. It looks hot and as I recall, even at this moment it was still too warm for my enjoyment.



Finally the sun slips behind the trees and a few clouds. 


Shifting the camera angle slightly, I was able to capture a few wispy clouds.



Because I try to find things to be thankful for, I must say, I am thankful that this summer is over.
Now we pray and trust that God will send abundant snow to replenished the water supplies.




16 comments:

happyone said...

You have captured some amazing images!! Awesome.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing! My favorites are the first one and the next to last. Wonderful photography.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Karin said...

These are gorgeous! Love your photos Ruth! Keep up the good work.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful images, Ruth. I especially like the one focused on the grass with the burning sun in the background.

Hootin' Anni said...

So pretty!!!

MadSnapper said...

they look perfect and beautiful to me.. i like the grasses in front of them and the lighting is just spectacular. I am waiting for our summer to be over

George said...

Your sunset pictures are spectacular. You definitely captured the beauty of the setting sun.

photowannabe said...

Ruth, you really have some prize winning photos there.
Hoping for some cooler weather for you and abundant snow this winter.
Glad you could get out and enjoy God's beauty.
Sue

Rose L said...

I LOVE THE SUNSE SHOT THE MOST.

Debbie said...

very pretty ruth, it is my favorite time of day!! i too am happy to say goodby to summer!!

Susan Zarzycki said...

The photo of the sun slipping behind the trees is AWESOME!

Rose said...

I am glad to be done with the really hot weather. I hope you begging to get rain. We are getting some as I type and have been all summer. Our yard needed mown every week this summer. I love this series if photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ruth, your sunset photos are very dramatic and beautiful! I share the same prayer as you that we will get lots of snow this winter. It has also been overly hot and dry here this summer and fall. Sadly, I heard our weather may be a "la Nina" system which may mean those conditions may continue.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at your beautiful sunset photos. Thanks for being an inspiration for me. Have happy days ahead! John

Aritha said...

So nice, Ruth. Praying for snow noow?

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