Colorful,, Photographs, Photography, Pictures, Ray Laskowitz
Comments 17

About a Sunset

Looking West.


Everybody loves them. Me too.

But, I don’t often photograph them unless there is some special quality to the light. There are a couple of reasons for this. For most sunsets, I’d rather just enjoy them. And, look at them, often thanking my lucky stars that I’m on the planet at the same time the sunset came into view.

The second is more earthbound. Everybody shoots sunsets. Google sunsets. You’ll see. I’d like to try to do something a little different. Usually that happens in nature. I have very little to do with it. But, I can pick and choose.

Finally, if the sunset looks pretty good, I turn around. That great dusky, warm, yellow and red light is illuminating something. Maybe that’s the best picture. Of course, you have to be in a place that interests you.

Sometimes I’m not. Mostly, I’m not.

Then, I look for a graphic shape to be a counterpoint to the light. That’s what I did this time. Since the picture isn’t about the tree, I let it fall into silhouette rather than trying to open it up and allow the details to emerge. It became an arrow pointing to the real subject.

The sky.



  1. Ray, That is a spectacular sunset, well worth shooting. I am like you, mostly I taken with my little brain camera, as I posted recently. My photo was done in the glorious days of Westlight. If you put either of your images or mine, it would get lost in todays overload collections.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Writer, Fay Miller says

    This is the image in my head when I wrote a poem “The Magic Before Dusk”. I’ll post it on my blog. Your photo is the perfect backdrop!

    Liked by 1 person

      • Writer, Fay Miller says

        I’m going to post my poem on my blog, not your photo. Your photography is beautiful and yours was the first blog I was drawn to when I started WordPress. I write with images in my head. As I commented, your photo very closely resembles the image I had while writing my poem. When I rewrite my poem to my blog your picture would be the perfect backdrop – in my head- as I write it out again. As you posted in Underwater, I AM a new blogger, but I’m a bit computer-illiterate and couldn’t infringe someone’s copyright even if I wanted to. I have no idea what I’m doing yet. I really connected with that particular photograph and I thought I was paying you a compliment. I am so sorry if I offended you.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. I call them as I see them. Especially after writing about copyright. And, yep. I’ll call you out and name you. Anything else is less than honest.

    No worries about leaving.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.