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One thing I learned during my photo workshop is that as the sun goes down, directly opposite the sun one can see the purple shadow of the earth and the reflection of the sunset on the atmosphere. So during my long walk out from Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ, I turned around and caught this image of the earth shadow reflected in the partially frozen lake. I also learned this is called “civil twilight.”

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks a heap

    – Linda Sparks

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 2 years ago

    I knew this as The Belt of Venus (Venus’ Belt) – great example here

  • Well that’s a new name for me. Thanks so much for the feature.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 2 years ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 22nd January 2013
  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous image!!

  • Thanks a bunch.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardalmost 2 years ago

    Your description is “enlightening”. Now I know where to look. Beautifully captures, Linda.

  • Thanks for the support

    – Linda Sparks

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Well your “civil twilight” is something to see, like an alien landscape; only it’s ours. How beautiful, Linda.

  • It does look alien. Thanks for the support

    – Linda Sparks

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 2 years ago

    January 26th 2013

    Congratulations from your hosts.

  • Thanks so much for the feature, much appreciated.

    – Linda Sparks

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklieralmost 2 years ago

    FEATURED on January 30, 2013

  • Thanks again. Love double headers!!

    – Linda Sparks

  • Toni McPherson
    Toni McPhersonalmost 2 years ago

    stunning image well done

  • michelle robertson
    michelle rober...over 1 year ago

    wow, this s really beautiful

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