Monday, 28 September 2009

pink sky at night



Just a few thoughts about this (totally unprocessed) picture:

The sky really was that pink tonight.
I almost missed it; I was taking laundry off the line, and I suddenly looked up and glimpsed the vivid edge of it.  I wonder what other marvels I miss by not looking at just the right time?

In order to get this view, I had to run around the back of our garage and climb up onto a low wall that borders the farm next-door.  As I angled my camera (and body) to get a better shot, I actually fell off the wall into the hedge.  My first thought was to protect my camera . . . which I held aloft even as I hit the dirt.  (Thank goodness no one has the photographic evidence of that "moment.")

21 comments:

Catalyst said...

Yes, the good photographer always protects the camera while falling. I commend you!

steven said...

pure magic bee!
the sky is gorgeous despite its being associated with the image of your tumbling form, cartwheeling off a wall and all in the name of art!!!! but really seriously - and much more importantly - how are you?! thanks for giving your all for your blog!! steven

rxBambi said...

that shot is totally worth falling off the wall! It's beautiful! I've heard that "red sky at night sailors delight" but I have no idea what a pink sky means. You'll have to let me know tmro.

TheChicGeek said...

You have a really lovely blog! So nice to visit you here :D

The Bug said...

Gorgeous! Definitely worth falling off the wall...

CashmereLibrarian said...

Totally worth it! ;-)

ArtSparker said...

Ouch! Amazing colors.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, I think it was worth it.
Blogging makes one look very carefully.
Do hope you weren't hurt?

Maggie May said...

the dusk, sunset, and taking laundry off the line give me a pang that is entirely sweet and bitter at the same time

Delwyn said...

Ah Bee
it was well worth it...

I now have my kids and husband ringing of their own volition, to inform me of photo opportunities...

we are all becoming more watchful...


I hope you are unscathed...

Happy days

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gorgeous photograph...made even more so because you actually risked your life to take it!!! Thanks!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Bee
Glad to know you did not hurt yourself and your picture--BEAUTIFUL!!
Tracy :)

Bee said...

Catalyst - Probably not cost-efficient in the long run, but it was my first impulse!

Steven - Yes, that's me; giving it my all! If I did do any damage, I can't see it. There are some scrapings on the backside, I think.

rxBambi - I don't know what a pink sky means, either, but I'm sure it's something good!

TheChicGeek - Thank you.

The Bug and CashmereLibrarian - Yes; that's what I thought.

ArtSparker - I know; and they only lasted for a few minutes, really.

Elizabeth - Yes, blogging/photography has transformed my life in that way.

Maggie May - YES! and add into that equation the cold, damp air rising up from the ground as darkness falls.

Delwyn - I love that phrase: We are all becoming more watchful. PERFECT.

Pamela - Maybe not life, but limb?

Thanks, Tracy.

CatLadyLarew said...

It's those stolen moments of beauty that make a day great!

julochka said...

i know which fence you mean and i'm totally laughing, just thinking about it. i too would have moved to save the camera!! and what a GORGEOUS pink sky!! so worth falling off the wall!!

Anne said...

Lovely! Hope you came out unscathed. I have had a few lovely sunset moments like that recently, but didn't have a camera on me. Glad you had one handy!

herhimnbryn said...

Worth the fall;)

Sarah Laurence said...

Ouch! But worth it for the amazing shot. That sounds like something I would have done. Did you find out what makes it that color?

Merisi said...

Magic! :-)))
Truly magic, considering how you managed to safe the camera *igiggles* - I can see another blog there: The Fall and Rise of a Truly Passionate Photographer" - I could spill, er, contribute a few stories myself (only one camera broken so far!).

Tessa said...

Heehee, I've done similar stunts myself, Bee! My worst one was while taking photographs at a market in Nigeria - stepped into a sewerage drain. Loverly.

Glorious sunset, wasn't it? Well worth falling into a hedge for such a stellar shot!

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