Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday Sunset

A pretty nice sunset for Ash Wednesday, Though I'm not particularly into the religious events associated with Ash Wednesday, it made for a good title for the posting.

First, it was time to catch the setting sun as it descended into the Front Range mountains:


Then a short ride towards the field behind the usual sunset picture taking spot:


 The rightmost mountain is Longs Peak


10 comments:

RichardM said...

Great photos! It looks like you are quite a ways from the rig in the first photo which is my favorite. Maybe because the sun is still above the horizon...

Charlie6 said...

Thanks RichardM, I was a bit of distance away, but no more than say 200-250 ft perhaps? I was using the telephoto lens but it was barely out of its lowest setting so I could get more of the background.

Steve Williams said...

I fully expected to see ashes -- either on you or the rig. Talk about deceptive advertising.

Lovely light and landscape. I'm always intrigued by the skies you have. Maybe sometime you can get close to the rig with the wide angle and just fill the frame with sky. Just like Blue Oyster Cult needing more cowbell, I need more sky!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Steve Williams, didn't mean the title to be a "bait and switch" thing, was using it as a calendar indicator. :)

More sky eh? I'll work on it.

Steve Williams said...

I want to have the "big sky" experience. I saw it when I visited. Don't have it here. You're my only hope Obi Wan...

Charlie6 said...

You know, Steve Williams, the R80 still awaits your return...big skies, an airhead to ride....

SonjaM said...

I am so out of touch with religious rituals... I was worried about a volcanic eruption or a prairie fire or similar associated with ashes... ;-)

Marvellous pics, Dom. I haven't seen a half decent sunset in weeks...except for those posted on other blogs.

Charlie6 said...

Thank you SonjaM, am going to have to be more careful about how I title postings I see....

Thomas Osburn said...

Awesome shots. I love Long's Peak. Sure would like to hike it.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Thomas Osburn, as to hiking the fourteeners in the state....sounds like work to me.