Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunsets - Yellowstone and Golden, B.C.

ABC Wednesday
Eye Candy
For Your Viewing Pleasure

(Click on the photographs for the full Sunset effect)

Looking for our Campground
Golden, British Columbia

Martha shot this through the front windshield as we were going down the road at 70 mph. The Vibration Reduction Lens was on active. She only had about 10 seconds before the flare from the sun was gone. She grabbed the camera and ripped off about 10 shots. This is the only one that had the effect she was looking for. The cool blue and strong orange and yellow contrast was outstanding. Wish you could have been there and, "I wish this was my photograph", said Troy

Yellowstone Sunset
Totally Un-Retouched.
Exactly as Shot


Another "Martha Photo" through the front windshield as we were going down the road. The beautiful colors were gone in just a few seconds. If we had found a place to pull over and got out of the car, it would have been too late.

The moral to this story is, "Keep your front windshield clean".


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Photography by Martha
Driving by Troy

57 comments:

Ida said...

WONDERFUL pictures from a beautiful country! :)
Amazing captures!
Great S post!

My S

Judy said...

Beautiful photo. :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ah, Golden, BC, almost smack right in my neck of the woods! LOL... such a beautiful photo... captured ever so perfectly!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

leslie said...

Oh my gosh! STUNNING SHOTS of SUNSETS! Those clouds are beyond belief! :D Thanks for popping by.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Lovely S-post! Have a nice ABC- Wednesday.

CrazyCath said...

I like your moral just as much as the photos! lol So true... The number of photos I have with squashed bugs on them...

These are awesome and Martha has every right to be proud, and Troy every right to be envious! Beautiful.
Thanks for your comment at mine - much appreciated.

Sharon said...

I opened this up and said WOW to myself. These are absolutly gorgous.

Stacey Huston said...

SSStunning! wonderful job on both parts.. Must have been a very Smooth road. LOL .. Seriously these are stunning Martha! Thanks So much for Sharing.

Mental P Mama said...

So beautiful!

Shellmo said...

Hard to believe these were taken through the windshield - a true talented eye!

me ANN my camera said...

Stunning sunsets! How's that for a 'S' comment? They are very beautiful photos and so perfect for abc wednesday. Thaks for having visited mine.

photowannabe said...

Really spectacular. You captured heaven!

TSannie said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Doug Taron said...

WOW!!!

Picturing of Life said...

wonderful Sunset you have....

Mine in here Thanks

Judi-gmj said...

I agree, clean windshield and is as important as a clean lense. Great shots and thanks for sharing.

Deslilas said...

Nice sunsets.
Fine Texas.

VP said...

That was exactly what I was thinking before I got to the last line of your post!

Stunning!

Petrus said...

Yes I really like the photograph of the Yosemite Sunset - the dark of the trees contrasting with the sky.
Well done ..

naturglede said...

I love your photoes today!

RuneE said...

Both were very good, but the first one reminded me for some reason of a volcano.

evlahos said...

amazing shots, great colors

ArneA said...

Some sunsets are just more beautiful than others

Kelly said...

Sublime sunsets! These are absolutely beautiful!

reader Wil said...

Wow!! Amazing such sunsets are magnificent and it was good your windscreen was clean!

lv2scpbk said...

That first photo is stunning.

fishing guy said...

Troy & Martha: Those are beautiful sunsets.

babooshka said...

These are spectacular. Your timing was to perfection.

Ann said...

Stunning, shot and through a windshield !! excellent blog amazing photography I will call back

Daryl said...

Troy .. your photos are breathtaking .. what glorious skies and sunlight ..

:-Daryl

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for the very nice comment yesterday:) No I will not show it to my husband;) hahaha
But one thay i will get my Canon-camera. I promise!

You have very nic s-post to day. The sunsets are just wonderful. I dont know if I have the right word for it. But I'l try STUNNING!

Have a very nice day:)

Dick said...

Oh, wow, beautiful, I can't find better words.
Thanks for visiting.

Bibi said...

Great shots! And I agree about the clean windshields. I've lost a couple shots that way while trying to switch my camera to manual to avoid the bugs...

TSannie said...

Absolutely stunning pictures. Can't decide which I like best.

John said...

Great sunset shots Troy!

Louis la Vache said...

Superb Sunsets!

mylittlephotonook said...

So many colourful photos! Love them all. Good choice for S.

nonizamboni said...

Martha, you rock! and umm, Troy, good driving! :O)
Wow, great 's' contributions. Thanks for sharing.

Petunia said...

Two amazing shots:) Love it!

Petunia's ABC

quinttarantino said...

No way ... and untouched ... great and double great!

Alan said...

Lovely sunset photos. Keeping the windows clean is a good idea indeed, though I often wind up shooting images one handed while driving with the other... I mean, I am a perfectly safe driver... I would never do anything like that...

Duncan said...

Great shots through the glass while on the move, well done Martha!

Carol said...

sunsets are one of my favorite subjects to photograph.... Martha, these are lovely...

i especially like the Yosemite sunset.... so dramatic...

i enjoyed.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

British Columbia is sooooo beautiful and Martha captured a nice shot of it.

Quiet Paths said...

Gorgeous and almost surreal! What a shot. Thanks for stopping by my site.

kRiZ cPEc said...

amazing sunset. Thanks for sharing.

AphotoAday said...

Great shots, both of them...

And isn't is curious how the best shots usually turn out to be the ones that require the least amount of post-processing?

Gary said...

I'm stunned by the beauty of these shots - absolutely fantastic.

It's amazing how quickly nature changes these things, to capture it is a great thrill.

Fantastic post!
Gary

Neva said...

I have had a few through my windshield as well..so you are absolutely correct in saying "keep your windshield clean!" Awesome shots.
My S is here
And here

Pearl Maple said...

So lucky to get that moment of natural beauty in your camera.

The technology that some folks use is fun to alter photos but not half as much fun as that moment you see nature in all its glory unfolding infront of you.

thank you for sharing.

David said...

Congratulations Martha! These are beautiful shots, as Troy said, I wish I could have taken them myself :D!

Cheers,

David Webb - Photographer

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes - keep your windscreen clean, and your house windows! You never know when you might need that once-in-a-lifetime shot through glass! These are beautiful.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, tell Martha she's a wonderful photographer. Eye candy indeed! That first shot looks edible, like some food color dyed lollipop! I'm flabbergasted!

raf said...

Wow, hats off to you, Martha, for two spectacular photographs! Nice job, Troy, of keeping it on the road. :)

T.R. said...

Absolutely stunning -- you have the best collection of sunsets. I always look forward to your ABC or Skywatch.

Gusto! said...

Awesome, stunning, beautiful and great colors. Yeah, I kinda liked it..........A LOT!

thanks for sharing

Dewdrop said...

Troy, thanks for sharing. Martha, great shots! I do love sunset shots.