Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Sunset upon clouds


Sunset Upon Clouds, Nolin Lake State Park, Kentucky, June 2008, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 18mm, Exposure 1/160 sec @ f5.6, ISO 200, exposure bias -1.67 stops, no flash, circular polarizing filter © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Ah, there is that sunset again. And this time it's igniting those beautiful clouds in the foreground.

Trace back those rays, and perhaps you can see the cauldron of creation itself.

Squint your eyes in the brightness, and see the cloud tips being dabbed with light, and ripples being painted upon the lake.

Is there anything to do but smile? Surely such a scene will lift any spirit:
Sometimes I go about pitying myself
And all the while
I am being carried across the sky
By beautiful clouds.


-- Ojibway Indian Poem

3 comments:

Honeybee said...

Wonderful picture...Day ends and night begins...both are there, yet neither are there...they combine to form a highlighted calmness.

Let it carry our pities away...8)

Steven Crisp said...

Well said, Honeybee! Thanks for the visit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding us of the beauty that surrounds us ...there to remind us that we are blessed...Thanks