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Electric Sunset by Beth Sawickie

Sunset Stroll – February 6th, 2015

It was looking like it was not going to be a very colorful sunset.

Out my window I could see a low band of dark clouds along the horizon – usually a sign that whatever color would pop would be mostly blocked by ’em.

Besides – it was darn cold out (again) – mid-20’s.

So I went on my merry way doing whatever it was – oh yeah – cooking dinner.

Took a quick peak out the window and – WHOA!

Purple, pink, blue, orange!  Holy NUTS!

Dinner could wait! This sunset was a once in a lifetime opportunity! (you never see the same one twice).

I turned off the burner on the rice and luckily hadn’t started anything else yet.

I made it down the road to the bridge in time to watch the stunning sunset!

You can see a bit of it in this video here:

I was sitting on the frozen sand on the shoreline of the frozen lake.

I was in awe of the beautiful color show and didn’t realize just how COLD my rear end was getting!  LOL.

Here are my favorite photos from the sunset:

Electric Sunset by Beth Sawickie

Electric Sunset

This is by far my favorite photo of the evening. (above)

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Sunset February 6 #1 by Beth Sawickie

The colors were truly spectacular!  Not only were they reflecting off of the open water – but also the ice.

Sunset Reflected on Ice by Beth Sawickie

Sunset #3 by Beth Sawickie

Here’s the sunset from a part of the lake where the ice was frozen in ripples along the shoreline:

Frozen Sunset #2 by Beth Sawickie

The color lasted for a long time.

Actual sunset was around 5:15.  I started shooting at 5:23 and my last shot was at 5:44 (below).

Sunset #4 by Beth Sawickie

Most of the color had drained from the sky.  You can still see a bit of that hot pink peaking out from behind the trees towards the left.

I was totally frozen by this point and kinda happy that the show was coming to a close! lol.

Getting to see that marvelous one-of-a-kind live painting in the sky was definitely worth it though!

AND… an added bonus… I accidentally learned a new way to cook rice!  Even though I turned the burner off on the rice half-way through cooking, when I got home it was PERFECTLY cooked!

Later in the evening I created this “Energy Flow Mandala” inspired by tonight’s sunset:

Energy Flow Mandala by Beth Sawickie

Prints, cards and gifts featuring this “Energy Flow Mandala” are available HERE.

Thank you for joining me on this “virtual” Sunset Stroll.

I hope you enjoyed the video and photos!

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Frozen Winter Sunset by Beth Sawickie

Frozen Winter Sunset

 

Frozen Winter Sunset by Beth Sawickie

I enhanced the original photo to express the energy I felt while viewing the setting sun.

The glistening of the ice on the reservoir.

The awesome swirls of clouds in the sky.

The sun’s rays reaching up into the atmosphere.

The colors oozing from the sun and fading into the clouds.

And that blue, blue sky as a canvas for it all.

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Atlantic City at Sunset from Long Beach Island by Beth Sawickie

Atlantic City at Sunset from Long Beach Island

Atlantic City at Sunset from Long Beach Island by Beth Sawickie

View from the Southern end of Long Beach Island looking towards Atlantic City at sunset – New Jersey.

This was taking on January 25, 2015.  The day before a major blizzard was to hit the area.

This photo was the reason I was soaked up to my knees!

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Sunset of Fire by Beth Sawickie

Sunset of Fire

Sunset of Fire by Beth Sawickie

Tonight I had the good fortune of being out at Whitesbog for sunset.

It was absolutely stunning.

I was down on my knees to get the right line-up for the shot – and I remained there, on my knees, in awe of the beauty unfolding before me.

The color lasted forever and stretched around me covering the sky in pinks and purples.

Even an hour later the sky still had hints of color at the horizon.

This photo is 8th in my 365 Days of Mandalas & Photos Project.

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Mandala of Cranberries by Beth Sawickie http://bethsawickie.com/mandala-of-cranberries

Mandala of Cranberries

Mandala of Cranberries by Beth Sawickie http://bethsawickie.com/mandala-of-cranberries

October is cranberry harvest time here in NJ.  One of the bogs over at Whitesbog Village was flooded with these lovely cranberries floating on top and the blue sky reflected in the water.

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