Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunset No. 2 of 2009

The weather at the Writer's Lair on the southern shore of Lake Superior has been unseasonably cold all this spring -- just above freezing at night, barely 55 or 60 F. during the day, with bitingly brisk winds that have even the locals wondering what's going on. This makes for uninteresting sunsets with either severe clear or overcast skies. Good sunsets -- that is, good for photography -- are shaped by high and distant cloud formations, and last night we had one of the better sundowns in weeks. Click the photo for a larger version.


  1. Henry,

    Nice shot, as always. Lookslike the sun is setting quite far north in the lake again at this time of year. For a summer solstice project you should capture photos of both the sunrise and sunset on June 21 (or whenever it is) to see just how near one another on the lake's horizon they occur. Maybe you could find a couple of local Druids to help. Just a thought.

  2. Very good idea. I've marked June 20 and Sept. 22 on the calendar for the solstices that bracket summer.

    No Druids hereabouts, but there are a few Wiccans and Asatru pagans. Maybe they will invite me to go dancing naked in the forest, but I will wait until blackfly season is gone.