Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day Sunset

The Labor Day long weekend is at an end and it marked seven days in which I'd not ridden either Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol or Brigitta, my '87 R80 Beemer Airhead.

Four of those days, I had work in Wheeling, IL.  A suburb of Chicago I think, where the company I work for was hosting it's yearly conference for our subscribers.  It's less than an handful of times in the year when we are all together in one spot; as we all work from home from various cities in the USA.

I returned home Friday evening, late.  Then followed almost three days of seemingly terminal ennui when it came to riding.  Sure, it was hot during the day I thought to myself.  Sure, the roads would be filled with cagers and bikers seeking a bit of the glorious outdoors for themselves.  Sure, I was tired from spending the week in Wheeling, "working".

Really not sure what's going on in terms of riding when one has the time and functional motorcycles at his disposal.

This evening, I finally gave myself the impetus to get out as the sunset time approached and I positioned Scarlett in the usual spot for summer sunsets.

 About 35 minutes before sunset



The real light show started after the sun had set behind the front range mountains, the colors were really gorgeous and I hope you like the sequence below:








It was a rather warm 72°F (22°C) as Scarlett and I motored on home.  No real riding despite the copious free time, weird huh?

9 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Absolutely love that first picture. You really need to enter it into a photo contest I think.

Charlie6 said...

thank you ma'am, you're most kind.

SonjaM said...

Light show? You could call it that, indeed. Love the sunflower setting. Did you already get in contact with Ural, and offer them your pics for next year's calendar?

Charlie6 said...

SonjaM, thanks very much. If only URAL was big enough for such expenditures....

Richard M said...

Very nice! I like the sky in the 2nd photo but the flowers in the foreground of the 1st and 3rd. The sun backlighting the rig is better (IMHO).

Ry Austin said...

Mighty fine indeed, Dom. Those sunlit sunflower pics really are a gorgeous addition to your usual lineup.

Charlie6 said...

RichardM, thanks. the sun backlighting the rig is where I seem to have gotten started with these sunset pics motif....I like the orange/red colors of the post-sunset skies as well. Didn't want folks to get bored with "as usual".

Ry Austin: thanks, trying to not get stuck in a rut when it comes to Sunset shots....

motoventures said...

Beautiful pictures once again - well done!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks for the kind words, motoventures