Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lightning and a Fiery Sunset

I went for a short ride before sunset this evening, things had cooled off into the mid-70s after a short rain fall.

I offer you a view of the cloudy skies and a fiery sunset.....the sunset shot was not tweaked for color, shot using my camera's sunset mode, tweaked only for cropping and resizing.


Typical Colorado Sunset, we have it rough here, don't we?

While waiting for the right light conditions, I shot several minutes of dark skies with sporadic lightning flashes.  Here's a short video clip of the parts with lightning, and a view of a couple out "walking" their dog.



13 comments:

SonjaM said...

The colours are truly paramount but I'd rather spend my time indoors when lightning is around.

This kind of dog 'walking'... only in America.

bluekat said...

Beautiful sunset. I didn't even notice Valencia til I looked at the big pic.

Nice capture of the lightening too!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Ladies for your kind words.

RichardM said...

That is a beautiful sunset! And the video of the lightning was pretty impressive. For some reason, the dog walking with the golf cart almost seems normal. Maybe because a lot of dog teams train in the summer pulling a four wheeler. Not an uncommon sight.

bobskoot said...

Dom:

that a very nice sunset. We don't get many like that over here.

I am still chuckling at that golf cart

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
My Flickr // My YouTube

Brady Steffl said...

Dear Mr. DC.

Go to hell. (Which, of course, I mean in as friendly of a way as possible.) 70 degrees and beautiful sunsets are better than what I've got going here - which is the remnants of food poisoning and 95 degrees. (I first typed 950 by accident, almost left it.) Supposedly it's supposed to be a high of 91 or something this weekend. I am so excited. If the nausea clears up I might make Margaritas. Who's jealous now? Actually, I'm jealous now, I really want one but I think it would kick my stomach into overdrive if I tried one.

Brady
Behind Bars

BeemerGirl said...

Beautiful sunset. I love those pictures. I barely noticed the lightning because I was laughing at the dog "walking". I know there could be a valid medical reason, but I would be afraid there wasn't.

Charlie6 said...

Sonja, truly only in America

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Bluekat!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Richard, do you get such colors up north?

Charlie6 said...

I found the golf cart amusing as well, wonder if the use the dog to tow them home if the battery dies....

Charlie6 said...

Brady, I keep telling ya, nice and cool in the mountains, especially above 10,000 feet....get that Connie moving west, young man!

Charlie6 said...

Hmmm, didn't think there might be a medical reason....but I doubt it.