Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunset, Behind Me



In the mid nineties my brother and I spent two weeks traveling form Kansas City, Missouri to San Mateo, California, visiting a number of parks along the way. One thing he taught me while hiking was to turn around and enjoy the view of where we'd been.


These images were taken in the direction opposite the sunset. They show a particularly vivid Belt of Venus (or more prosaically, the Anti-Twilight Arch). The bluish-gray band at the horizon is the Earth's shadow. The pink, the last rays of the sun.

So turn around every once and awhile. And enjoy the view.

6 comments:

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

Wonderful Horizon!

Lené Gary said...

That is so cool! I never knew the science behind the colors. Beautiful shots and great advice. Thanks. :)

Sandra Keller said...

Beautiful shots! I loved your explanations for the colors!

tammymcchesney said...

Breathtaking...those colors are outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Two weeks to get from Missuri to California ? You better trade that Ford for a real truck !

MevetS said...

@ Anonymous (aka Bernie): That Ford is a Miller Ford (you know, the place you work at). Besides, the trip was years ago, in my brother's Audi.

:-)