Storm's Trail (Northwestern Sunset) by rocamiadesign

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I always hate uploading sunset pictures taken in our neighborhood because the houses make a really boring foreground. Unfortunately, the most spectacular sunsets only seem to happen when I’m at home. Whenever I take the camera to a beautiful place, we end up with a blue and white sky for sunset.

Maybe it’s because I usually don’t go anywhere when it’s stormy and the storm clouds bring us the best sunset colors.

[*EDIT: August 2, 2011] Brian just pointed something out to me tonight. He and Jimmy measured the angle of the sunset from where I was standing when I took this picture, and it set due northwest. They said that the sun rose this morning in the northeast, something that we’ve never seen before. I usually rises over Columbia Mountain, which is due east of us, but it is now rising over Teakettle, to the northeast. He found some videos on youtube where people have been talking about the sun rising in the northeast also, but nobody seems to know why this is happening.

Photo taken May 30, 2011 in Columbia Falls (USA), Montana (USA) with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.


kathleen emerson, roca mia design, storms trail, columbia falls montana, rainstorm sunset, fiery clouds, skyscape, ftrd2011, flathead valley, pacific northwest


  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful shot, Kathleen, even with the houses in the foreground. I think most people view the spectacular skyscapes without even thinking about what might be in the foreground. I’m glad you took this amazing picture! ~ Pat

  • Thank you very much, Pat!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Victoria Mings
    Victoria Mingsabout 3 years ago

    I didnt even notice the houses till I resd it, I was too engrossed in the beautiful colors and paterns

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Kathleen. A beautiful shot.

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kathleen!

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 3 years ago

    Spectacular capture. No matter what my eyes are drawn to that beautiful sky.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…love the blues throughout

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 3 years ago

    Really beautiful capture…wonderful light!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 3 years ago

  • AkaleiKilikina
    AkaleiKilikinaabout 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous!

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieabout 3 years ago

    what a beautiful sky! wonderful shot!

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