Roger's SkyPix

Sunrise, Sunset

Textured Sunset

Textured Sunset

One of the beauties of sunrises and sunsets, aside from simple asthetics, is that every single one is unique from all others, given the presence of clouds to to reflect or silhouette the light. The atmosphere being a chaotic fluid form, one could see ten thousand colorful sunsets over a lifetime and shoot several times that many unique photos, given the changes to the sky over time window of each event. Some of my favorites involve reflections of sunset light off ragged, torn, extensively punctuated cloud bases such as these. The tremendous contrast in both tone and texture, across illuminated areas then laterally to shadow and upward to sky, offers the closest to a three-dimensional feel possible from a two-dimensional image.

Norman OK (8 Nov 9) Looking WSW