A Chip Off the Sun A Chip off the Sun You can see just a chip off the setting sun in the bottom of the V made by the two trees in the center. That’s all I managed to catch of this sunset. I raced the setting sun to my favorite sunset spot to stop and catch it before it dropped down for a long night’s sleep, but a bride and groom were there having photos with that gorgeous sunset in the background. I settled for second best. On my way to errands out that way I saw the sun setting, clear, round and bright, turning more red each time I topped a ridge, the vapor clouds tinged with color. I raced with the sun as it quickly fell toward the horizon, in a hurry to get to sleep on a long winter night, but I just couldn’t find a convenient place to stop to take a photo, and I only had my cell phone, not the best for sunsets in any case. But I cut through Settler’s Cabin Park, high on a ridge, facing the west and drove until I knew the sun would be completely down below the horizon if I kept going. This little chip was all I managed to get. I’ll have to remember to leave the house earlier when a beautiful winter sunset is likely. I had pulled in the parking lot of one of the park’s shelters. I had seen a crowd of people at the shelter next to it, the one I had preferred because it’s higher than the one I parked in, just enough to have caught more of the sunset. But a bride and groom were being photographed with that lovely sunset behind them, and who am I to ruin someone’s special day barging in for a photo? She had to be freezing in a sleeveless gown with her hair pinned up, but what wonderful photos they likely were. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Get Your Ducks in a RowSparrow Hedge Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.