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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oxbow Sunset

This week's SKYWATCH FRIDAY / SCENIC SUNDAY post takes me back to Grand Teton National Park and the oft visited Oxbow Bend observation point. This view looks toward the massive Mt. Moran across the Snake River. On this night late in June, I was luck enough to capture the brilliance of sunset on the fleeting clouds. The richness of the color was due in part to the presence of smoke in the atmosphere from California wildfires that had been burning the few days prior.

Oxbow Sunset
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Kerri said...

Really pretty!

Carletta said...

After school one day when my son was in high school there was a lovely sunset I admired. He said pollution made the prettiest sunsets.
I think of that quite often but try not to let it get in my way of enjoying what I'm looking at. :)

Carletta@Round The Bend

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Rivers of fire in the sky!


The sky, whether deep blue or grey,
Has stories to tell every day;
So if the day’s clear,
Be sure to draw near—
The heavens know just what to say!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Climbing Skyward

Anonymous said...

Stunning colors in that sky!

Julie G. said...

Oh my! Absolutely stunning! Amazing colors.

Coy said...

Awesome! I can think of no other words to describe it!

KT said...

Great colors against the silhouette of the mountains.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just so stunning and georgeous.
Love all the magic colors that cross the sky.

agnicy said...

Beautiful !