An unexpected spell of warmth in mid-January breaks up the frozen surface of Parker River Salt Pannes and sunset pours gold over a winter marshland. But once the sun falls below the horizon, it is neither day nor night. It is time for magic… time for the wonder of pure light to eclipse the distractions of day and reach deep into the heart of sky, land and observer.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, 1/13 second at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead

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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 Naturealmost 2 years ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    An unexpected spell of warmth in mid-January breaks up the frozen surface of Parker River Salt Pannes and sunset pours gold over a winter marshland. But once the sun falls below the horizon, it is neither day nor night. It is time for magic… time for the wonder of pure light to eclipse the distractions of day and reach deep into the heart of sky, land and observer.
    Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Massachusetts USA


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    – Owed to Nature

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Stunning work! x

  • MANY Thanks for your wonderful comments

    – Owed to Nature

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image.

  • Many more Thanks Christina! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 2 years ago

    That is very beautiful!!! Great capture!!!

  • Thanks Lorraine! This moment reminds me how much I love that time of day just after the sun sets when the only thing in the sky is… glorious sky. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Many Thanks Larry!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    wow! another amazing view on the sky and still that reflection on the water. I love this one also. great picture ;)

  • Thank you so much Manon! It’s moments like this that have made dusk my favorite time of day. ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous scape and colours – perfect :)

  • Thank you Robyn! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    You made my day!

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  • Oh Manon, you make me so very happy and proud with this wonderful honor and the depths of your generosity and friendship. Much heartfelt appreciation and joy to you!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congratulations on your special feature in Perfect Harmonies!

  • Thank you Celeste! Thrilled for your lovely comments and this amazing honor… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you so very much Yannik! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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