03.29.2016 Connecticut River Sunset

Just to show that I am an equal opportunity sky photographer, I went out for sunset on Sunday evening.  It looked promising at first, but we had a front coming in that would give us a very rainy Monday and the sky filled with advancing thin clouds.  While not what I had envisioned, it still was enjoyable.  Surprisingly, there were few others on the burm that was built along the river many years ago to control flooding.  It’s a popular spot for walking but Sunday was quiet.

I’ve photographed the setting moon from this location, but it was my first time for a sunset.

Sunset-over-the-CT-River-032716-960As the sun dropped lower and the earth continued to revolve, the glow shifted to the north, eventually turning the corner to the right.  The sky and its reflection took on the form of a bird.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 03.29.2016 Connecticut River Sunset

  1. Lottie Nevin says:

    The reflections in the water are sublime. Like your equal opportunities A LOT 🙂

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  2. TK says:

    Very nice lines and colors Steve. Well done. I captured a similar photo during a recent trip to the Gulf Coast. http://tkahler.com/blog/2016/02/sunset-colors/

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’m always surprised by the varying colors a single sunrise or sunset can provide. That’s part of what makes them so enjoyable to watch. They’re like a natural clavilux. Sometimes, there’s a bonus. Last night, this strange bird flew through.

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    • Ah, Snoopy II.
      Although it makes sense, I am still always amazed at the colors intensity before the actual sunrise or after sunset. Sometimes the sun is a less intense experience. As well, the peripheral colors can be more enjoyable and I am often more interested in the northern or southern sky.


  4. Lottie got it right … sublime. Nice.

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  5. I haven’t figured out why or how the colors of a sunset are intensified just before dusk settles. These are magnificent scenes.

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  6. My immediate impression was a jet rather than a bird, but I can see the bird too.

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