For millennia, the sun has embraced us in the morning and at night. Just think of all the people who have stood in awe as a sunset’s brilliance stretched above them. So many faces the sun has seen.
We’ve had snow for days, which is unusual as it typically melts off within a day or two. Luckily, this week’s theme at tookapic.com is snow. I’ve been able to post a weekly-theme photo each day this week!
I drove in these conditions for the first time today – with my husband as a passenger! – and it’s super icy and slick in many places. I would have missed this amazing sunset if I had stayed in my warm and comfortable home. This project is getting me out of my comfort zone and doing things I normally don’t.
I have visited this spot several times since starting this project on December 1 and today was the first time Mount Hood was fully visible. This view is a few minutes’ drive and about a 30-minute walk (uphill, and longer if you stop to take pictures of all the glorious nature) from my home. The mountain isn’t in view until you are practically facing it, so it can be fun to take people up here and surprise them.
Day and night have various between stages of light and dark. Twilight is the only one that occurs twice, when the sun is below the horizon before sunrise and after sunset. The blue hour occurs during twilight when the sun is quite low and its light gives off a blue hue. This stage of light is favored by photographers and artists alike.
The sun made its first appearance at sunset today. Just a bit of warmth peeking over the hill there. I really liked how the branches framed it.
The sunset captured here is much brighter than what my eyes saw. My camera know-how isn’t enough to get what I want from the Sony A6000. I only have the kit lens for the Sony, but learning how to use what I have is part of this challenge as well.
The sky was gloriously lit up this evening and I drove to a viewpoint for some amazing shots. By the time I got there, this is what remained. Sometimes a missed opportunity fills the space between what was and what will be, taking us on an unexpected path or teaching us something new.