Monday, December 21, 2009

In retrospect...

...had I been thinking straight, I probably should have dropped the camera, grabbed the kids, and fled for our lives.

Well, that's kind of a joke. I mean, no one really flees a sunset, right? And yet, if ever I witnessed anything that remotely mimicked Divine Wrath like I remember from movies like The Ten Commandments as a kid, yesterday's sunset was it. I mean, look at this!

Scary stuff, I'm telling you. I mean, gorgeous, yes, but yikes!

In real life, the sky was glowing a deep magenta. I know that my camera picked it up as orange, but that's not what my eyes saw. If anyone out there has any advice on how to make my Canon PowerShot A530 see the pink that I saw, I would totally appreciate it!

For more reddish photography of the week, do visit Mary's blog, Work of the Poet. Happy Ruby Tuesday, everyone!

16 comments:

G6 said...

Sunsets are the hardest thing to catch.
That's awesome!
I love how the color accentuates the "puff" of the clouds.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.

ilanadavita said...

This is both amazing and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Leora said...

It looks gorgeous. If you can get hold of Photoshop, sometimes you can "correct" it back to the color you remember. See:
http://www.3photoshop.com/remove-colour-cast-tint-levels-video-tutorial-photoshop

Marites said...

photobucket and picasa can help but that's an awesome shot!! looks like the skies are on fire.

Joops said...

Beautiful!

My Festive Rubies says Merry Christmas.

luna miranda said...

that's a spectacular sunset! the Divine Wrath bit made me laugh...i actually thought of the Book of Revelation when i saw your photo (LOL).

De Lly Dilettante said...

OOO it's so dramatic. Great Shot.

Coffeedoff said...

Fantastic sky!

Robin said...

Was that two nights ago? I saw that same red sky when I stepped out from the greengrocer's the other night and was so enchanted that I raced back in and made everyone inside come out and look with me!

Whenever it was it's breathtaking.

toby said...

Thanks, everyone!

And Robin - Yes! I'm so glad someone else witnessed this, I was beginning to wonder :)

Dianne said...

a magnificent sunset!!
the color is astounding

Bubby said...

unbelievably gorgeous..so powerful..

Auntie E said...

beautiful capture.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Mine is up: Ruby in the Snow

April said...

That is an incredible sunset! Beautiful photo!

YMedad said...

Thanks for alerting me to your photography. I have a similar scene but at sunrise over Shiloh.

Stephen Van Tuyl said...

Wow! Killer sunset. Great shot!