Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 16, 2013 Heaven

Today's word: Heavenly

This is another assignment from the digital photography class I took several years ago.  This is composed of 4 or 5 photos.  We had to illustrate a quote.

I have many photographs of the sky, clouds and rainbows.  Sunsets and sunrises.  In Colorado, the sky is always changing.  I love the clouds.  They can be orange against a turquoise sky at sunset, or shades of purple after a thunderstorm.  I have even seen them growing into a huge cloud with orange, pink, green, blue and yellow shades.  Sometimes they are light and fluffy like an armada of ships skidding across the sky.  Sometimes they are dark and menacing, with just the hint of a spin of a tornado forming.  Last summer, when the Waldo Canyon fire exploded into the city, the clouds out here were orange from the force of the fire.
It just depends on what is happening with the weather, and the time of day.

Other times, the sky is this beautiful blue, not a cloud in sight.

And Colorado really does have the golden hour right before sunset and right after sunrise, when there is a golden cast to the light, and the trees and the grass just glow with the rays of the sun.

Rainbows here are intense, and I can really see the end sometimes, just a quarter mile away.  Of course as I move the end moves, but still it's almost as if I can reach the end and find the pot of gold.

At night out here, the stars are bright, the milky way is easy to see.  There is a glow to the south that is Colorado Springs, and a glow to the north that is Denver, but right above there are millions of stars.  Something that you don't see in the city.

Living out here is heavenly.  And the opportunities for photography...well, it's a photographer's heaven.

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