Evening light over the back yard

Evening light on the back yard
iPhone 5
2012

It seems like ages ago that all of my ash trees died and were removed. But it was just two summers ago.

Before that, my wooded back yard was lit only in the evening, as the sun set. And what beautiful light I would sometimes get!

Yesterday I moved the last of my things out. I’ll spend some time cleaning the house over the weekend, and will close the sale on Monday.

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Sunset at the fair

Sunset leaving the State Fair
iPhone 6S
2017

At Christmastime last year I got an email offer from the Indiana State Fair to buy tickets at an incredible discount. So I bought four. Naturally, come July I’d forgotten all about it. Another email offer came to buy more discounted tickets, and I bought four. And then I discovered the email confirmation from the Christmastime purchase. Indiana State Fair, I’m wise to your ways now!

Margaret and I and some of our kids used six of the tickets the day before my 50th birthday. I figured I’d never make time to use the last two tickets, but then a Thursday evening opened up unexpectedly while the Fair was still running. Margaret and I headed right down there after work.

It was a lovely, cool evening. The sun had almost finished setting as we were leaving. This was the view across infield parking. Typical of Indiana sunsets, the colors were lovely. What made it remarkable were some unusually low clouds that the fading light silhouetted.

This day I brought no good cameras, as Margaret and I just wanted to soak in the fair and in each other. Thank heavens for my ever-present iPhone.

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single frame: Sunset leaving the State Fair

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Indianapolis sunset from the National Road bridge

Sunset over the White River on the National Road bridge, Indianapolis
Apple iPhone 6s
2016

I shot this on my wedding day. My bride and I stayed Downtown on our wedding night, and we took a sunset stroll through White River State Park along the path of the old National Road, which the park took over. The old bridge over the White River hasn’t carried cars in decades. It’s a seven-span closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge built in 1916.

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Photo: Sunset over the White River

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Sunset at 80 kph

Irish sunset at 80 kph
Canon PowerShot S95
2016

Margaret was driving. The sun was setting; the sky gave up brilliant oranges. My camera was in the cupholder, ready.

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Sunset at 75 miles per hour
iPhone 5
2015

I took this near Shelbyville, Indiana, as I rode in a van toward Indianapolis on I-74.

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Captured: Sunset over the Interstate exit

Sunset over the Interstate exit

I went with my sons on a class trip to Chicago just before Christmas. It was stupid cold outside and the drafty school bus we rode couldn’t get warm enough, so we all shivered all the way up, all day outside on the streets of downtown Chicago, and all the way home.

Not only was I cold on the return trip, but I was bored, too. I had my Canon PowerShot S95 in my coat pocket, so I tried taking photos of the sunset through the dirty bus windows as it bumped and jostled its way down I-65 at 60 mph. It was impossible to hold the camera still. This shot turned out remarkably well, considering. It looks best at smaller sizes, because some camera shake is evident at larger sizes. But I loved the sunset’s colors that day, and was glad I got one good-enough image out of the dozen I shot.

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Also check out a great
sunrise capture I made here.

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