Burning Sky

23-8-2013One evening the sky was as if burning and looked almost unreal even. The thick mass of soft clouds lit up by powerful orange colour of the sunset. Nature is amazing!

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Burning Sky

44 thoughts on “Burning Sky

      1. We stand and sigh
        at glorious colors
        floating by
        for every sunsets
        fleeting past
        each one can never
        be the last
        for yet
        there is one better
        tomorrow or another day
        who can say..

        Doggerel, just for the hell of it πŸ˜€

    1. So true, always a treat and so amazing. This was the only such sunset that I saw this Summer. Thank you so much for your kind comment πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much KAP πŸ™‚ Such intense sky doesn’t appear often here. And when it does, it is truly amazing. Have a beautiful weekend!

  1. Ahhhh – beautiful sunset!!β™₯ It’s amazing the effect it has on us when the sky turns beautiful! Not sure why that is, but I don’t know of many people who’s emotions are not moved by beautiful skies! πŸ˜€

  2. Awesome! I love skies like that, they almost don’t look real. I’ve often had to tone down the color just a bit because even though I was there, and knew what it looked like, the it doesn’t look realistic in my photo. You’re so right, nature is amazing.

    I really like the way you included the silhouettes of the buildings. You captured the scene exceedingly well.

    1. Thank you so much for such kind words Jeff! Toning down might be a good idea. Making adjustments to photos is still all so new to me, so much to learn. I’m trying to figure it all out bit by bit.

      1. I’m not suggesting that you need to tone the color down in this photo, not at all. What I meant was that there are times where I’ve photographed a sunrise or sunset like this, where the sky was so brilliant, so dramatic, that even when the photo I capture shows it exactly how I remember it, it’s almost so dramatic and colorful that it seemed unbelievable. A perfect example is the current cover photo on my FB page, http://www.facebook.com/JeffSinonPhoto. The sky in that photo is not the sky I saw, the sky I saw that morning was even more brilliant, vivid, over-the-top. But I toned down some of the color, because frankly I didn’t think anyone outside of the few people out there that have witnessed a sunrise like that would ever believe that I didn’t “Photoshop” the hell out of that photo to get the sky to look like that.

        The only thing I’d wish to change about your photo is that I wish it came out of my camera πŸ˜‰ Otherwise I wouldn’t change a thing!

      2. I understand now even better what you mean. And actually I was a bit hesitant with this photo because it really does not look real. But since it did not look real also in real life I thought why not. I still like your idea of toning down the real thing sometimes, and for me it is really interesting to hear ideas of more experienced photographers like you πŸ™‚ This photo could have easily come our of your camera if only you had witnessed this sight πŸ™‚ You are very kind and friendly! Thank you for explaining things.

      3. I’m glad I could clear up what I meant. And you’re welcome.

        One of the biggest surprises to me after starting my blog, for the purely selfish reason of promoting me, and my photos(every aspiring photographer has to have a blog, right?), is just how much pleasure I get out of being able to help other photographers with their craft.

        It’s still a shock and an honor when I’m asked my opinion or advice. I don’t see myself as all that great, and I certainly don’t know everything. What I do know though, I love to share.

      4. I find it so great that you are up for sharing your knowledge and skills. There is so much to learn in photography, and so many different ways to do and approach things… that it is so interesting to hear how others work.

      5. Thank you, and you’re right. My way is not the “right” way, nor is it the only way. But it works for me.

        My willingness to help comes from two things. First, I’ve only been interested in photography for a little over 5 years, and there were a lot of people willing to share their knowledge along the way. So I feel it’s my obligation to “pay it forward,” and help those who are where I was a few short years ago.

        And second, I won’t lie, even though I really don’t see myself as all that great a photographer, it is one heck of a shot to my ego when people ask for my help. I hope I never stop feeling the rush I get when it happens. “Who, me? They think my photography is good enough to ask my help?”

        If I ever do start to think I am that great I hope someone smacks me a brings me back to reality πŸ˜€

      6. So nice to hear your thoughts Jeff πŸ™‚ I wonder if any artist is ever totally satisfied and pleased with their work. Or will it always be that you start to bit by bit believe you’ve created something great after seeing how many people like it.

      7. Funny you should say that. I belong to a group of regional photographers, the “New England Photography Guild,” and at our last annual meeting one of the newer members brought up something that we all soon realized we all felt. When comparing our own work to the other members, every single one of us thought to ourselves, “my work is nowhere near as good as the rest of these guys/gals.” Or some version of that.

        I realize I must be pretty good at what I do, because so many people have said so. But I still have doubts at times that my photos are as good as that of other photographers who’s images I admire.

      8. That truly is a strange thing… self doubt. And how we relate ourselves to others… and need feedback to realize where we stand.

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