What is it about sunsets? Everybody’s seen a million of them. For me, the sight of the fading sun lighting up the clouds before retiring for the night is one thing that connects everyone on the planet with each other as well as with everyone who has ever lived. When I think that when my grandma was little, she may have looked in awe at a sunset like this, or that people who lived five hundred or a thousand years ago would certainly have looked up and breathed a sigh of appreciation, it makes me feel that we humans are so small … we come and go, and this sunset business will be happening long after we’ve gone.

This particular lovely display was captured in the skies over Clearwater, Florida, during an outdoor jazz concert one evening last year. There is very little done to this picture in the way of processing, except for resizing and a little cropping. The colors you see are pretty much just as they were, seen over the tops of the refreshment tents.


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  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 5 years ago

    There are sunset shots and then there are sunset shots…All beautiful in their own right…but this is the first windy sunset to catch my eye…It is a wonderful image and I love that sky..!!

  • Thank you, thank you … I almost didn’t put it up because, as you say, there are sunset shots and sunset shots. But this one kept speaking to me as I kept passing over it. Glad I listened to it and I’m glad you like it.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Great windswept sunset drama to this one!

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors of the night sky

  • Thanks very much.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    Just love to see that coral sky. This is a gorgeous capture Ginny.

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

    oh!.. beautiful colors .. the sky in florida has the misty pink hues .. so pretty!

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 5 years ago


  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    this is just a gorgeous sunset and totally unique, wonderful job!!

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinteralmost 5 years ago

    oh wow this is incredible. the sky is fantastic. i live in the forest and do not see the sky open and wild. i love it!!!!!!!

  • So good to hear from you again, Jamie. I’m glad you like this, but your forest must be lovely, too … there is something mystical about a forest that gives me shivers — the good kind.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful colours Ginny ~ great capture .. and how true about sunsets! susie

  • Thank y ou, Susie.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago

    Very nice composition

  • Thank you very much.

    – Ginny Schmidt

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