Sunday, January 11, 2015

You Can't Stand the Truth

The camera can be deceitful and not portray the whole picture.  While setting the table for dinner I looked out the window which gives me such nice sunsets over the river and saw that we were going to have one of those broad-spectrum palettes from purples to red-orange as the sun disappeared over the edge of the peninsula.  I grabbed my little camera and hurried out onto the deck and took the photo below.


Note the little bit of fog on the lense that shows how quickly the camera reacted to the actual air temperature.  I had been inside all day hiding from the 27 F degree temperatures and finding plenty to keep me busy.  I knew it was cold outside and I had no need to test that knowledge.  To admit that it was a shock standing on my deck in the strong winds that whipped around my thin clothes as I tried to focus on this magnificent sunset would be a well-watered-down statement.  My fingers were almost stiff by the time I returned inside having snapped only three or four quick shots.  But to help you understand what the arctic air truly felt like, I added a gradient filter and created a more realistic photo below to show that this is what winter is on this evening!


13 comments:

joeh said...

That scene is hauntingly similar to the view my folks had on their "creek."

I do miss it.

Jenny Woolf said...

Both photos are lovely! I think winter sunsets can be very special with the empty trees.

ellen abbott said...

we have a great western view as well though clear of trees. great pics and I love the second one. it truly makes me feel the cold. you have such a nice touch with your photos and filters.

Bob Bushell said...

Love them, the sunsets, ah, it is wonderful.

messymimi said...

How it looks and how it feels can be a disconnect1

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the colors in the sky...pretty amazing....lol, i think the second may be what it feels like...its freezing here too....

Hilary said...

Oh you portrayed the cold well.. and beautifully, I might add.

ANITA said...

love the first one❤

Red said...

Wonderful sunset. Your weather could be colder!

Granny Annie said...

You are a photographic genius. Hum, I think I have said that before and often.

barbara judge said...

Yikes that second photo feels arctic! The first is fantastic! -- barbara

sandra hagan said...

stark and unforgiving
and yet
we can love
winter with
all our hearts

great photo!

Kat said...

That first shot is gorgeous. The second shot definitely "feels" like winter.