February 20, 2016

Making of a Sunset

Myakka Sunset When I first arrived at the bird walk at Myakka River State Park last night, it was overcast and I did not have high hopes for a decent sunset. The crepuscular rays shooting from the clouds interested me and I thought maybe they would become more pronounced. Wrong.

Myakka Sunset Within a few minutes, the rays disappeared.  But, then…the smallest pinprick of tangerine appeared in the clouds.  And began to grow….

Myakka Sunset 
Mother Nature started to get pretty moody…

Myakka Sunset
…and just like that...a pinprick of tangerine burst into a big flaming ball of orange and red.  Wow!

Myakka Sunset
As the sun sank, a brief transition to salmon and lavender began.

Myakka Sunset
Within moments, this is all that was left along the Myakka River.
That's my kind of Friday night show!  Happy weekend, everyone!

10 comments:

Kate said...

That flaming red ball was worth your patient wait. Spectacular!

Lowell said...

I've done this exact thing many times. And over the years I've learned to be "camera ready" as when that sun starts down it moves very fast and if your camera isn't ready you're going to miss it. Beautiful work here!

Nancy J said...

And there it was, from start to finish, spectacular is not enough to describe your photo, every one.

William Kendall said...

Wow indeed!

Andy said...

The first photo with the rays is gorgeous!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! The colors are fantastic!

We are: Clamco said...

Watching a sunset never gets old. So beautiful!

Lois said...

A wonderful show indeed!

Michelle said...

Think, "wow", doesn't even do these shots justice.

Kay said...

Gorgeous! Some of the best sunsets require some patience...and yours was definitely rewarded here.