I found both the sunrise and sunset at our house interesting on this particular December day. It was a pure coincidence that the conditions and timing were right for this to happen.
This was the sunrise from the front of the house. For a moment it seemed as if the sky was going to catch fire. This scene lasted for just an instant. Timing was all!
The sky began to turn purple at sunset. Gone were the blues of the day!This shot of the sunset was taken from the back of the house, barely a minute after the picture above, as the light faded from the sky.
The subject of this week’s photo challenge, “I’d Rather Be…“, suggests a sense of wanting to be in a different place doing something different. Yes, I would rather be be exploring the world like I was fortunate to be able to do last year – California, Nevada, Missouri, a bike ride in the Canadian Rockies, Ecuador (including the Galapagos), and finally India. But when I see a sunrise like this in front of my own home, I also realize that one does not necessarily have to wander far from home to experience the wonders of this world.
Submitted for the Weekly Photo Challenge.Thinking of folks down south as they await the arrival of the storm.
This is a wide open topic since almost everything that we experience that is noteworthy is related to transitions, whether it be those that are in nature or in the environment around us, or whether it be those that we experience in our own lives. Transitions can be abrupt or they can be gradual. Sometimes they are of a subtle nature and not obvious until it has happened.
But I also cannot help thinking that almost everything that most of us already tend to talk about in our blogs tends to be about changes and transitions! So, I was not too successful in trying to find my own unique take on this subject. But I thought I would present something anyway.
The first picture is of a sunrise over the water. You can barely make out the transition from land to water. There are more transitions underway in this picture.
This second picture is also of a sunrise, but is taken from inside an aircraft, over the wing of the aircraft. Besides the transition from night into day, there is the transition between the aircraft and the sky and then the transitions between the land and the sky and the different layers of color in the sky.
The third picture shows an abrupt transition of clouds in the sky. This picture was taken near sunset. There is no subtlety in the nature of this transition in the big picture.
I made an argument in an early blog that while some changes (or transitions) seem to be abrupt (or digital), life is truly experienced in a gradual (or analog) manner. I wonder if there are any folks who will agree with me.
See other submissions in this theme at this site.