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It was a mostly cloudy afternoon but I had great hope that the sun might paint the sky before it set. But before color could fill the clouds, they went gray and the sun fell behind the treeline. But I waited because dusk is my favorite time at Great Meadows. And this day again showed me why. Literally moments before it set, the sun found a small opening in the clouds hugging the horizon and it flared through with a red glow. For a few minutes into dusk, that flare ignited to toss flames across the sky and leave trails of brilliant light edging the clouds.

September 25 2013, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 35mm, 1/2 second at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Single RAW image processed into JPG using Nik Collection and Adobe Lightroom

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Looking across Great Meadow’s marsh grass to the last moments of sunset…

 
Dusk tosses flames of light to edge clouds with brilliant color…


During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureabout 1 year ago

    Description by Owed to Nature

    It was a mostly cloudy afternoon but I had great hope that the sun might paint the sky before it set. But before color could fill the clouds, they went gray and the sun fell behind the treeline. But I waited because dusk is my favorite time at Great Meadows. And this day again showed me why. Literally moments before it set, the sun found a small opening in the clouds hugging the horizon and it flared through with a red glow. For a few minutes into dusk, that flare ignited to toss flames across the sky and leave trails of brilliant light edging the clouds.
    September 25 2013, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA

  • Looking across Great Meadow’s marsh grass to the last moments of sunset…

    Dusk tosses flames of light to edge clouds with brilliant color…

    – Owed to Nature

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 1 year ago

    I like this one Sylvia. It has a nice atmosphere and colours. I forget sometimes how green the northern hemisphere is ;)

  • Thanks Jan. And yes, right now very green here. But give us a couple months and all the green leaves will have withered and fallen leaving a dull colorless landscape. Then I’ll be envious of the warmth and color downunder. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • THANK YOU very much POP’s!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 1 year ago


    wonderful capture and colour a fav

  • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and fave!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerabout 1 year ago

    So beautiful!!! Amazing work!

  • Whenever that red started to glow. Not the most dramatic scene overall, but the discovery and enjoyment of it sure was. Glad you like it Kent! Many thanks. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago

  • So many Thanks for your generosity and Features! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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