Springtime Sky
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Springtime Sky - Posted on 04/07/2008
Spring is finally here, and with its arrival come more beautiful sunsets. The springtime sky produces some of the best ones I get all year long. This one was shot a few days ago after a rainy afternoon. I used shutter priority, then post-processed with a curves adjustment and cropped for pano format.

My apologies - I know it has been awhile since I posted anything. This winter has been pretty rough for me, especially the last couple of months. I developed a serious infection in my right foot, then contracted that horrible respiratory flu while at the urgent care facility waiting to have my foot looked at. By the next morning I was very, very sick, and it took about 10 days for me to get over the flu and get the infection under control. At the same time, the road I live on was in terrible shape (mud and 2' ruts in places), and was impassable in spots, which left me sick and trapped up on this hill - even my 4WD vehicle was bogging down in the mud. A few days later, I had another big snowstorm roll in, which dumped another 15" of snow. I was still sick, so my neighbor down the road came up with his farm tractor and dug me out (literally) - I had drifts 3' deep in the driveway. I'm finally on the mend, and the weather has improved enough that the road is solid again. Living in the country is beautiful, but very challenging at times!

I want to thank all of you for visiting and commenting, and for your emails. I hope that all is well with each of you. Please be sure to take some time daily to enjoy all of the wonder that springtime brings to your world. -- Kim

Exif: FUJIFILM FinePix S9100 | 1/1000 sec | f 2.8 | ISO-100 | Flash-Not Fired


Comments (46)

  • Tero - 04/08/2008, 12:24 am

    Good to have you back Kim!
    Very well captured, dramatic sky!
  • Laurie - 04/08/2008, 6:39 am

    Well this is a beautiful comeback photo!

    Sorry to hear you were so sick. It was a rough winter for a few people I know. My middle son had a respiratory thing for over a month and a half. It was just awful. I am glad to hear you are on the mend.
  • Nick - 04/08/2008, 9:08 am

    Great sky. Love those hanging tree branches and the distant trees.
  • Spooky - 04/08/2008, 10:21 am

    Very pretty!
  • Russ - 04/08/2008, 1:59 pm

    This is a stunning, moody sunset. I love that sky and how you framed it. Very, very nice. I'm sorry to hear you were so sick and hope that you're all better now. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Beautiful stuff!
  • Franck - 04/08/2008, 3:20 pm

    The sky is terrific. The blue is perfect and I like the tree branche in your compo !
  • Michael Rawluk - 04/08/2008, 10:16 pm

    That is a beautiful shot but, more important, you are on the mend.
  • riesenriel - 04/09/2008, 6:51 am

    how wonderful... a stunning view and mood in this shot.
  • dillonpic - 04/09/2008, 6:11 pm

    awesome landscape. i love the tone of the sky.
  • makoto - 04/09/2008, 10:50 pm

    I think the framing that you used the silhouette of a branch for is very effective. And that clouds are really beautiful. I'm glad to be able to see your beautiful photo again.
  • Kevin - 04/12/2008, 6:31 pm

    Good to hear you're feeling better. Beautiful photo - I really like the blue.
  • John Maslowski - 04/15/2008, 2:41 pm

    Beautifully composed sunrise. Like the framing and the gorgeous colors. Hope you're feeling better Kim, look forward to seeing more of your images.
  • Susan - 04/16/2008, 2:21 pm

    So good to see a new post ...your photo's are always wonderful.
    Glad you are doing well :)
    Oh this is such a lovely sunset you captured!
  • chad - 04/17/2008, 2:52 pm

    very cool shot. Its relaxing!
  • Alexandra - 04/17/2008, 3:22 pm

    Hope you are back up and around, and healthy. Love the shot.
  • Anita Bower - 04/21/2008, 5:38 pm

    Gald you are back! Gorgeous sunset photo. Love the colors and the branches.
  • Thomas Solberg / Project neXus - 04/25/2008, 2:26 am

    Wonderful scene you've captured here! Nicely done
  • rick - 05/06/2008, 6:59 pm

    Kim, I love sunsets, too! Tremendous work. I have to commend you on your photography and have recently added your link to my new project, ILovePhotoBlogs.com. I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know about the great photography you are producing. Best of luck with your photographic endeavors!
  • KD - 05/10/2008, 7:47 am

    Really nice image. I've been looking back over some of your previous posts too...impressive.
  • Will Williams - 05/21/2008, 12:53 pm

    I know exactly how you feel Kim, here's to spring and a new season!!!!
  • Alexandra - 05/27/2008, 2:36 pm

    Kim, I hope you're still with us, and just busy. Send good wishes your way. :)
  • petitlouis - 05/30/2008, 5:14 pm

    Waowww ... wonderful sky and composition ! Great treatment of colours !
  • Marcie - 06/03/2008, 6:34 pm

    Beatuiful sky. Especially like how you've framed it with the bare branche in the foreground.
  • Viva Photography - 07/14/2008, 12:04 am

    Great photo, love the tree branches coming over the top, and contrast of dark colors. Well done.
  • Karl - 07/17/2008, 7:37 pm

    Amazing shot. I have some sunset taken on my favorite beach in SXM. Check it out if you can, and let me know what you think: http://karlnovakphotos.blogspot.com/
    Thanks, K
  • Photo Traces - 08/05/2008, 4:51 pm

    another stunning sunset, great job
  • Dirk Essl - 08/07/2008, 8:13 am

    Beautiful! I love the colors. And the tree branches add some depth to the image!
  • romain - 08/13/2008, 4:46 pm

    great capture kim, greetings ! I'm happy you came victorious versus the winter !
  • crash - 08/15/2008, 1:36 pm

    wow ... cool colors in that sky! very dramatic
  • Elaine - 09/07/2008, 8:26 pm

    Oh my, what a beautiful picture!! i love the way you framed it too! thank you so much for offering to help me on the forums, i thought i would never hear anything lol... i'm sorry to hear you haven't been well, but glad that you are on the mend.. talk to you later.. e.
  • macaco - 09/10/2008, 5:44 am

    Welcome back Kim, very nice sunset and dramatic sky.
  • Dirk Essl - 09/30/2008, 4:50 pm

    Wow, that blue really got me!
  • LGB - 10/10/2008, 4:42 am

    Amazing photos. Excellent gallery!
  • Scarabaeus - 10/29/2008, 10:23 am

    Stunning shot, great colours!
  • Francesc B. - 11/02/2008, 2:46 pm

    Wonderful colors... this sky is stunnig... and your composition is very good , with these silhouettes of branches.
  • Claus Petersen - 11/04/2008, 6:59 am

    The colors in this one is amazing, a very beautiful moment!
  • paolo - 11/30/2008, 1:14 pm

    i like this dramatic sky and the delicate light from the horizon. great!
  • Josh McKague - 12/13/2008, 1:23 am

    Very nice shot! great composition.
  • Preston - 12/30/2008, 10:24 am

    Looks like a shot in high definition. The clarity is outstanding.
  • FL Landscape Designer - 02/03/2009, 2:53 am

    Wow that was a beautiful sky and the hanging trees adds drama to it. I'm glad your on the mend now, I've been visiting your site often but this is the first time I'm commenting. Thanks for the beautiful photos, its really inspiring.
  • WABIKOJA - 02/07/2009, 6:33 pm

    Beautiful shot!
  • Claus Petersen - 02/09/2009, 1:09 pm

    Love the colors and light in this image, they really create a nice atmosphere, but the overhanging branches kinda ruins it a bit for me, I think it would have been batter without them.
  • Macro photography - 05/03/2009, 2:15 pm

    This is amazingly beautiful. The colors are so amazing.
  • jelb - 08/31/2009, 12:00 pm

    A very nice framing..Beautiful colors..Bravo!
  • Mindy - 01/25/2010, 4:08 pm

    Great shot, I love the branches right in front!
  • Jim, Landscape Contractor Port - 02/08/2010, 1:51 am

    I love the photo. I need to pay more attention to how you guys do this. I finally got a nice camera but have no idea how to use it. Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out how to take nice shots like that.