It’s time for another look at the spectacular sunsets we get here on the western edge of Zionsville, Indiana. Our back yard overlooks a retention pond, a Toyota dealer, and I-65. It gives us a pretty good view of the setting sun. I made all of these images except the last one with my Canon PowerShot S95. A couple of the sunsets pushed the S95 slightly beyond its limits, but the sunsets were interesting enough that I’m showing the images to you anyway.
I found this final sunset when I looked through the images on my iPhone 6s before I traded it in. I made this in 2016, before the Toyota dealership was built. We aren’t thrilled to have a Toyota dealership in our view, but looking at this sunset it’s clear: the towering sign provides a strong anchor to these images.
We keep getting spectacular sunsets here in central Indiana. We probably have always gotten them, but I didn’t know it until I moved here with this almost unobstructed view. I shot all of these with the Canon PowerShot S95.
I’m still photographing the loveliest sunsets I see when I look out my back door, past the Toyota dealer. Here are the photos I’ve made since I last shared some with you.
I used my Canon S95 for all of these as it is always on my desk, steps from the back door. A couple of these photos strained its low-light performance so I increased the blacks in Photoshop to hide the shadow clipping.
I’ve had a lot of insomnia over the last three weeks. We’re still dealing with challenging stuff at home and this is the latest way the stress is manifesting itself in my body. I saw my doctor the other day about getting back to sleep and I’m working the plan we came up with.
I haven’t been blogging much. You can’t tell because I post up to three weeks in advance. But the posting queue was nearly empty. I normally blog in the morning while I eat my breakfast, but not lately. Sometimes it’s because I’m in bed until the last possible minute so I’m less zombie-like at work. The rest of the time I’m just too damn tired.
I miss a lot of things about my old house: the gardens, grilling on the deck, enjoying the way I’d decorated the place. Margaret and I have had to focus on elderly parents, children, and work so much that we find ourselves unable to make our house a home and enjoy everyday life here.
Our home is typical of modern suburban subdivisions, with acres of vinyl siding and not enough windows. Our house backs up to I-65 and a new Toyota dealership was recently built between us and the highway. We’re blessed to be here but I do wish for an older home in town.
But zomg (as the kids all say) do we ever get spectacular sunsets here.
To fill the posting queue with stuff that’s easy for me and, I hope, interesting for you, all this week I’ll be sharing series of photos I’ve made of single subjects. I begin today with Sunset over the Toyota Dealer.