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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Foto-story Friday #15-- sunset genes

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Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


I've decided that the love of a beautiful sunset runs in the genes!  Here are some examples of sunsets taken by my family members:

These first ones were either taken by my sister, Colleen or my dad.   They were taken in Airway Heights, WA, date unknown.  My guess is that they were taken mid to late 70's.
The photographer for these shots is likely to be the same family member.  This photo was taken between Airway Heights and Medical Lake, WA
These two were taken in Reardon, WA, where my grandparents lived.
I'm unsure of the location of this one.  As you can see we take pictures of sunsets
All the above ones are all on a family collection of photos CD.
Shantel has taken one:
Scott, EmmaLece and Robby all recently took a shot at this sunset:
Scott's eye view.
EmmaLece's perspective.
 From Robby's vantage point.  It is interesting to see the different angles each child got on this same sunset.  they all stood in basically the same spot for each picture, but yet they all got Such different shots!
I pointed my camera at this same sunset only a few minutes before the kids:
I have the advantage of jumping on the 4 wheeler to "run" up the street to a less obstructive view.

This is looking east, sometimes the sunset makes the view east more beautiful as well.
So what inspired this sunset post?  Every time we are outside as the sunsets, EmmaLece will holler out: "Oh it's beautiful!  Mommy, we should take a picture!"  While writing this, EmmaLece saw the pictures and exclaimed:  Ohhhhhhhhhhh!  the sunset!"

35 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are really nice photos. I think they are among the nicest I have seen so far.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Mandy said...

Love landscape shots.

Come get your award!

Photo Cache said...

Very nice photos. love to see the badlands someday.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice to see old photos with the new!

Rose said...

Wow! What a collection to put up for one Sky Watch! They are fabulous.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Great pictures - it's amazing how much sky is captured in shots - from even before we were "skywatching" on Fridays! Nice finds, and thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

Wow! A lot of really beautiful sky pictures. Very, very nice.

KATE said...

Oh I love the pictures! Great Job! I love that it runs in your genes!!

Cecily R said...

Beautiful shots, every one of them!

Tommy V said...

nice series of sunset photos for skywatch

photomommy said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Chris said...

Abraham Lincoln comments on your blog?!
I really like the little experiment with your kids. the different perspectives are enlightening. My favorite shot is the one right after your kids. So serene!
I guess I really shouldn't use an exclamation point after a word like serene.

Woody said...

Very Nice Shots..

Happy SWF

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Wonderful collection!!

Indrani said...

Truly beautiful shots!

Arija said...

Lovely skies and rocks too. Great work.

Gretchen said...

Absolutely stunning!

Tina said...

you just cant beat a sunset. the 3rd one is my fave with the sun beaming. very moody and lovely

my very first swf is posted. love you to stop by :)

http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/2008/09/sky-watch-friday.html

Bradley Myers said...

A very good series of swf photos.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

yes, oh the sunsets!! Gorgeous!!

Alexandria said...

Very beautiful pictures!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Ha! Thank you...
Your posting as bought a big smile to my face... a family full of Sky Watchers.. how good it that... my 18 year old son thinks I'm mad... and would have me locked away for pointing out certain clouds...

I do not recall visiting here beforew, and if thats the case then forgive me... as the host of Sky Watch I try to visit as many as I can but with the numbers pushing the 400 mark I find it harder each week...
I know this is 15 weeks late but Welcome to Sky Watch to you and all you family... I and the team appreciate all the ones who join in each week... so thank you.

Tom

Good N Crazy said...

Me too , me too! since moving the sunsets here have been KILLING me. I keep taking pictures of them and now there are so many on my camera card I don't know what to do with them. Maybe that's not the point. Maybe the point is to realize like the rainbow story, a promise for the next day...or something cheesy like that?

Jaina said...

I'm maybe a little obsessed with sunset pictures. I love going down to the beach and taking pictures at sunset. These are all really great photos. :)

Mary said...

what a beautiful collection of skywatch shots! Your sunsets are amazing. :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Great pictures! :)

Denise said...

Beautiful sunset photos.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely photos thank you for sharing ... I so enjoy SWF its great to see all around the world!

Mamarazzi said...

all amazing perspectives!!

i am totally late in reading all of the PSF's. Better late than never, i would have hated to miss this!

Darla said...

Oh, such great pictures. I came by here, saw the pics and right away thought, "Oh, NOW I remember what pics I wanted to use for PFS!" and promptly ran back to my blog to post. Then realized I left in such of a haste, I forgot to compliment you for the fine choice of photos. Sounds like my household...I love, LOVE sunsets and just a few days ago we had a feathery purple, blue and pink sunset. My oldest daughter stopped me just as I stepped out of the house and said, "Mom! Look at the sunset! Isn't it SO PRETTY?" It was! I love your blog, Carrie. It is always so refreshing and fun! :)

Shellie said...

Love those sunsets!

Crazy Mama said...

gorgeous shots! I wish I had time to do sky watch this week.

Lapa37 said...

I my self love a sunset the colors are sometimes just amazing. Just like the pictures you have here.Thanks for stopping by my site.

idahohubers said...

Sunsets are truly beautiful. I love how they differ depending on the region. I had a quick class on astro photography the other day - stars, planets, and such - it was interesting. This post just reminds me how amazing our earth is!

Emy5 said...

Amazing. I love these photos.