Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Illinois prairie sunset (worth a peek) . . .

Driving to Champaign, IL, by myself last weekend, I was bored. This glorious sunset was unfolding over my right shoulder. I tried rolling down the back window and just clicking, but, as you might guess, the shots were blurry. I couldn't stand it any more and finally pulled over on I-55 and took a half-dozen shots with my litte Pentax. This is straight out of the camera - no PS tweaking. Wowser, was it pretty!!!


26 comments:

  1. Not sure where you were to take this shot, but it appears when I first look at it as if you were above the clouds or something. Its one of those pictures that is like an optical illusion. It appears different ways. Great job!

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  2. That is beautiful. Illinois has the most beautiful sunsets. And it's good to know that sometimes nature out does photoshop!

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  3. Wow, that is a beautiful photo! Great shot.

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  4. Fabuloso!! SOOC makes it even more fabulous. The colors are incredible.

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  5. Beautiful! It was certainly worth pulling over for!

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  6. Ahhh - sunsets are high on my list of all favorite shots. You took advantage of what Nature had to offer and it turned out grand with great colors. I agree with top5cats. It reminds me of a sunset photo I took while flying home from Hawaii. Since that was my first sunset while enplaned, it was odd seeing the clouds beneath the sun instead of above it. And this photo has the same feeling to it.

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  7. What fabulous color, and just imagine ... straight out of the camera!

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  8. Beautiful sunset! Those colors are so intense!

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  9. I'm glad you pulled over too. That's beautiful.

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  10. great image all full of opticle illusions.

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  11. It's just gorgeous. I could look at it all day.

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  12. It's magnificent! I can't even imagine how wonderful it must have been to be there!

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  13. Definitely worth pulling over for! What a shot!

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  14. This is very beautiful.! Wonderful color. I would have pullled over as well.

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  15. Some shots are just imperative, aren't they? You see it and you KNOW you've got to snag it. The colors are so intense!

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  16. Wow!! The colors are amazing.

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  17. Well that's set the bar pretty high for a sunset photo for the rest of it. That is the most stunning blend of colours. Good on you for pulling over to capture such magnificance.

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  18. "...rest of us." that line in the previous comment should read. I've got a computer that can't write or proof read.

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  19. Sensational Sunset Shot! Glad you pulled over to capture the money shot!

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  20. now thats the type of shot i was trying to get but just ended up with a washed out look.

    Brilliant shot.

    Virginia

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