Friday, December 12, 2014

Solstice Sunset

Around this time of year the skies are full of blazing color at sunset, as the sun's angle is low and there are ice crystal clouds in the atmosphere. This intensely colored scene appeared for just a few minutes on the evening of December 11. It's the view out my apartment's windows facing west. I popped out onto my balcony in the cold air to photograph it. 

There is minimum manipulation on this shot, no color enhancement, though maybe some contrast enhancement. I'm posting it even though it is a photograph which I usually leave out of the By-Product. Because if I depicted this scene in watercolor or acrylic or, uh, digital, you'd think I was making it up and doing a cliche. Yeah, Nature. More or less, real.

Photographed with my Canon S90, December 11, 2014.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Love the sky when it is like this!