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The Final Moments of Light

I was working in my office and could see a deepening orange glow through my window. Finally, I couldn’t continue working and had to grab my camera to head outside to capture what I was seeing. Here is a sample of the results.

I clicked the shutter at 10:47 pm for this one:

And no, absolutely NO photoshopping. This is as it came out of my camera. The one below I did tap the brightness slider a touch in Lightroom, but nothing else except to add the border. This next one was taken at 10:51 pm:

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~ Aaron Rose

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The Garden Ms. S - June 28, 2010 - 1:57 am

Stunning! The evening garden is so under-rated. I absolutely love what happens to colours at that time.

Marcie - June 28, 2010 - 6:50 am

Yes..truly extraordinary!! And – I love the quote!!!

Danielle - June 28, 2010 - 10:34 am

Wow Diane – these amazing! So easily we miss seeing moments like this, but so glad you captured it!

Amber - June 28, 2010 - 10:41 am

Beautiful! I agree the evening garden can be such a magical place and you captured it so well!

Erik Hornung - June 28, 2010 - 10:45 am

I would put that first one in my living room. Stunning!

Shona - June 28, 2010 - 11:57 am

Absolutely gorgeous…oh how I miss those beautiful nights in N. AB! You always capture it so well!

kim klassen - June 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm

diane, so glad you grabbed your camera.. just amazing.

and wow, congrats on the show and textured image. ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s so fabulous….

sherri - June 28, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Don’t you love it when that happens? I do. I absolutely love the rich colors, particularly in the top image.

Gayle - June 30, 2010 - 9:30 am

Wow! Beautiful!

Steve - June 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Breathtakingly beautiful images! These are truly gorgeous. Sweet light and colors.

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sweetsalty kate - July 5, 2010 - 9:45 pm

These are so evocative…. really lovely.

Christine Edwards - July 8, 2010 - 7:11 am

Diane, these are truly amazing…love the light!