Spring on Fire

The Sky Glowed with the Colour of a Spring Bonfire

Khürt L. Williams © Khürt L. Williams NIKON D5100 (35mm, f/16, 1/400 sec, ISO500)

I saw the most awesome sunset over Skillman this past Sunday. Bhavana and I went for a quick walk through school house trail. No kids. Just the two of us chatting. On the way back we were witness to the amazing colour of the the sky. It lasted for a moment. The last few minutes were spectacular.

The Red Barn

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Khürt L. Williams © Khürt L. Williams NIKON D5100 (35mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO100)

This is Day 1 of The 100 Day Project.

Yesterday, after dinner at the Rocky Hill Inn, Bhavana and the kids wanted to take a walk. I encouraged them to try one of the trails I had “discovered” in our area. We had already visited the Van Horne Park trail so I suggested we try the Stonebridge Trail. We got there about an hour before sunset but it was cold and the entrance to the trail was blocked by a fallen tree. The kids started to complain and got back into the car. Bhavana and I got a little ways down the trial before the cold wind turned us around toward the car. The sun was peeking through the trees creating shadows in the golden light that feel on the green of the barn. I snapped a photo with my iPhone. I liked the result so I decided to return the next day with my Nikon and a tripod. This was the result.

It’s a three image HDR. The images were combined in Photomatix Pro but has very little processing.

Warmth

sunset against blades of grassKhürt L. Williams Creative Commons Attrubution Non-Commercial NIKON D5100 (35mm, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO100)

I shot this in late summer on a family trip to the Highline in Manhattan. We took a leisurely stroll along the new section of track before walking back toward the lower end as the sun waned. I miss the warmth of the sun. Today was all grey skies and damp air. Tonight we have snow. Ugh!