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Black Lace, Spring Sunset Tree Silhouette #02304

Sunsets and sunrises are essentially nature's theater and a gift to every one of us, and no two are ever the same. Some of the plain-Jane variety simply come and go with no effect, barely twitching the needle on the Awe Meter if at all, and others have such jaw-dropping dynamic impact they remain in memory or make a person want to get out their camera.<br />
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This sunset was one like that. Not flashy with fiery colors, it was the deep and rich kind that come only for a moment before the light goes for good. As the light was going rapidly, I shot a sequence of several images as the colors changed and deepened and this last shot is the one that gave so much vibrancy. The light was almost completely gone, so this was a long-ish exposure to even get enough light into the lens to make an image.<br />
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Although there is no pattern, the random spread of the bare limbs seemed nearly as intricate as fine lace but in black. The sky carried beautiful colors, but combined with the silhouetted trees it was one of those memorable kind of sunsets.<br />
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One of the oldest images in the catalog, this was taken in early Spring in central Pennsylvania back in the slide film days.