Under a Blood Red Sky

Sky, sunset, Washington D.C.
Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sky by Frank JansenFrank Jansen (Dutch goes the Photo!)

I ask you to put your creative focus skyward to capture what strikes your interest! Whether it’s a skyline, amazing sky, a raptor circling in the sky, or any other idea you have, this week the sky’s the limit for your entries! Have some fun with this and share some amazing shots with each other in this week’s challenge!!

Despite really good weather on Saturday (it rained torrentially all day on Sunday), I didn't get up early on Saturday morning to capture the morning sky over Carnegie Lake as I had planned. My son decided to visit from college and I spent most of the day with him.

This is one from the archives.

It was taken in the early evening in Washington, D.C. several years ago during a family spring vacation. I had an entry-level DSLR, a Nikon D40 and AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens, and was still learning composition and how to use the camera. I don't think I had a tripod. If I am recalling correctly, this was shot, hand-held while out tour trolley truck was stopped.

I chose this one because of the intensity of the red in the sky. I think I did some minor editing in Adobe Lightroom.

The title of the post is taken from the lyrics of the song "New Year's Day", originally released on U2's War album. U2 has been my favourite band since I first heard "With or Without You" (from the Joshua Tree album) on the radio in 1986.

NOTE: The WordPress theme I am using does not support captions in the featured image. I am looking for a similar theme but one which supports captions. If you have any suggestions, drop me a note in the comments section.

Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.

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  • Frank Jansen
    30th October 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Beautifully photographed! Love the curvature that provides a nice counterpoint to structures rishing into the air.

    • Khürt Williams
      30th October 2017 at 3:38 PM

      Hi Frank, thanks for the kind words.

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