Friday, May 06, 2016

A Colorado Spring Sunset

5 May 15

If my limited experience with Colorado snow falls counts for anything, we should have had our last snow fall this past weekend.  We tend to get one last storm before Mother's Day, then folks start thinking of turning on their sprinkler systems here in the Metro Denver area.

Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig with a '84 Beemer R80 engine is almost 100% in terms of being fully operational.  It didn't take me as long as I thought it was going to, to get her to this stage.  It feels good to have a spare sidecar rig you know?

After a rather frustrating day in the virtual office, it was time for Fiona and I to ride to catch the sunset.  I'd found, recently, this website called where they "predict" where in the US there's a good chance for colorful sunset conditions; this was this evening's forecast.  Warmer colors = better sunset.


 The Denver skyline was highlighted nicely in a fading set of golden browns
as Fiona and I arrived at the usual sunset watching spot.

 Yes, had to get one shot of Fiona silhouetted by the setting sun,
so sue me.

The pale yellows deepened into golden shades of yellow with dramatic blue skies framing the glow of the sun as it set behind the Front Range mountains.

another day gone by, hope you got some good riding in.....

Playing with the double-exposure tool from Pixlr:


Oz said...

Cool website about sunsets. Thanks for sharing. More great photos again.

Trobairitz said...

Great pics Dom. I really liked the one of you and the rig in profile.

Interesting sunset map. Notice how nice and light blue the Willamette Valley is here in Oregon. Rarely do we see a pretty sunset. Darn mountains in the way.

redlegsrides said...

Thomas Osburn, thanks and you're welcome as well.

Trobairitz, not sure how accurate it is but it should help. As to your valley, no rides to the coast for the sunset? :)

Steve Williams said...

A fine photographic reflection of your travels. I always love that view of Denver looking like an island riding from the plains. Nice work.

A frustrating day at the office??? I thought you led a charmed and idyllic life.

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

redlegsrides said...

Thank you Steve, as to is what it is.

RichardM said...

A frustrating day in the "Virtual" office. Big difference…

I like the profile photo even better than the sunset ones.

redlegsrides said...

I don't know RichardM, stress is stress, whether received in person or virtually.....glad you liked the profile shot.

SonjaM said...

Wow, lovely skyline, Dom. It reminds me of Calgary.

redlegsrides said...

Danke, SonjaM....the light was just right that evening.