Friday, July 31, 2009

Skywatch: Sunset Hill Summer Sunset

Sunset Hill Summer Sunset

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I used to glimpse the sunset nearly everyday from Sunset Hill Park when my mom lived a block away and I would walk her dog. This is looking northwest over Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island toward the Olympics, the boats of Shilshole Bay Marina just visible in the foreground, and the bouy often populated by barking sea lions bobbing to the left of the sunset reflection. It's Skywatch Friday and you can see the skies around the world today by clicking the symbol.


20 comments:

Alexander said...

Stunning shot! Nice reddish rays from the sunset. I can feel it from here! haha...

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Martha Z said...

Great capture--wonderful color and interesting composition.

bookbabie said...

Great sunset pic, hope the heat has eased up out there!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Kim that is just amazing. Incredible! How many ajectives may I use. WOW!!!!!
The best I have seen. MB

Don and Krise said...

You can almost feel the heat just looking at this. Very nice.

Lily Hydrangea said...

great shot! I love all the different scenes you've captured within one scene. very cool

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo. Terrific color.
Perfect exposure.
Nice skywatch.

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Dirk said...

Marvellous sunset in hot seattle!

The Laughing Idiot said...

WOW! This is fantastic! The red reflection coming across the water and stopping at the break is phenominal

My SWF pic has some brilliant red in it as well. Please visit me: Picture This . . .

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! And it did look just that way! I still say that there's no way to beat the skies we have here in Washington! Superb shot!

Enjoy your weekend!
Sylvia

charlotte said...

Beautifully hypnotic. *luv*!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I miss the Pacific Northwest, and you made it worse! Thanks. lovely photo

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, the colors are amazing.

It's nice to have such a beautiful unobstructed view of the sunset.

Babooshka said...

That just jumps off the portal page. Very striking.

Kim said...

Wowie zowie, guys! Thanks so much. And Sylvia, I'm glad you caught this stunner sundown, too, and can verify there was no boosting of color in this shot, just put my chop mark and a frame on it. And, thanks very much to those who follow SDP via Google Friend Connect. As of today there are 200 of you following. WOW! Thanks very much. Last month the number of subscribers via RSS feed poked above 1800, which is mindblowing to me. I'm so glad you enjoy checking in for a view of Seattle and I appreciate so much your lovely and thoughtful comments.

Please, if you come to Seattle, be sure to contact me before you come so I can meet you for coffee and say hi in person.
-Kim

J Bar said...

Magic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Celine said...

Simply gorgeous, Kim.

Jilly said...

Stunningly beautiful shot, Kim. Amazing the way you've captured the sun itself, the streams of fire coming from it (or so it appears) and that marvellous deep blue water and the rippling reflections. It's such a thoroughly satisfying shot to sit and enjoy and goodness, admire. It makes me want to shut my eyes a little so the glare doesn't get me, as it would in reality. That's something in a photo!

brattcat said...

Oh, my! What a shot! I love the way your images reveal on my screen. Slowly, seductively. Beginning at the top and then coming in a little at a time until the bottom of the image has loaded in. It is just the best experience, Kim, because I can never predict at the top what I'll find at the bottom. And then when I sit and take in the entire composition, I am never, never, never disappointed!

1ondoncalling said...

Hello from London!
Oh my, this is stunning!