Thursday, March 3, 2011

SkyWatch Friday - Fishing sunset

On the way home from ice fishing on Ririe Reservoir, the sun was just snuggling into it slumber for the night.  Deer were enjoying the view as I passed them, but it was too dark for me to capture them.  Sunsets are created by impurities in the air; short lived, but beautiful.


Just the close of another wild day in Idaho.

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17 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Impurities cause such spectacular perfection? Well, this one is really a beauty! I also posted a sunset this week.

Dimple said...

Nice catch! I like the rays of the sun in this; the timing was perfect!

Sylvia K said...

And another gorgeous capture from Idaho! Always look forward to your incredible sunsets/sunrises! Sorry about the impurities, but the beauty is incredible. Glad you had fun ice fishing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Bill! Stay warm! I'm not sure when winter will end here in Seattle, let alone Idaho -- lived in Montana too long to even try to guess!

Sylvia

Sally in WA said...

Stunning sunset, Bill. Good way to end a day of fishing.

Regina said...

Beautiful sunset.
Happy weekend.

Regina

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful sunset. You are right--it is "here and gone"" just like that. But, oh my, what a spectacular few minutes!!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful sunset. You are right--it is "here and gone"" just like that. But, oh my, what a spectacular few minutes!!

thomas said...

Lovely sunset to end a beautiful day.

DaveABirding said...

Nice warm colors after a day on the ice.

jo©o said...

Still cold enought to go ice fishing?
14 inches deep - amazing.

bracomfotografie said...

wonderful sunset and colors

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Impurities made to perfection and you captured this one of a kind beautifully~

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I tell people that the particulates and nitrous oxides provide much of the color and they just look at me.

Great photo. I remember trout fishing on Ririe Reservoir years ago when my parents still had their boat. We had some great outings.

Dhemz said...

very nice...I like it! Glad to be here. Hope you can check out my ENTRY too!

Monts said...

These are the sort of scenes that make you feel good to be alive. Great day out Bill.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous sunset, no matter what its cause.

One time when we lived in Eugene, they put a beautiful blazing red sunset on the front of the phone book (back when those used to matter). Someone pointed out that those August sunsets were caused by the controversial grass field burning. OH well, it was just as well to have a picture of it because back then you could hardly go outside during the month. (New laws, it's better now.)

Janie said...

Ah, those lovely impurities create some beautiful scenes. Great sunset and impressive capture of it, Bill.