Monday, January 21, 2013

skies at dusk

Skies at dusk/sunset are tricky. We think they are bright with color, but the sun is below the horizon.  As it leaves it warms up the horizon line and the land around it, but the majority of the sky becomes grayed. The sky is first high in value and as it becomes later the sky's value changes quickly- darker and darker. We must remember that the Earth is a sphere so the area above the horizon needs to push back since it farther away. If you notice it tends to be green-blue.
At dusk the land cools down dramatically. Only the land nearest to the sun is warm, the opposite of normal aerial perspective.
This is one of many memory works of my favorite pond-ette.
This time of year is wonderful. Not only are the days are short and the shadows are longer,  for the past few days, we have been in a wonderful January thaw. (It just ended. poo)

happy inauguration/MLK day!


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you for lending your warmth, I'm eagerly awaiting the thaw to arrive. (we've only had the real cold for a few days so I shouldn't grumble but I would give anything for a sky like this and a little heat.) I love the colour combos in this one.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Lisa. This time of year thoughts begin to move towards spring. I hope you get a thaw soon.

Celeste Bergin said...

.... I love that pond-lette and how it reflects the warm glow of the sun as it slips out of view!

Marcela Fröhlichová said...

Beautiful warm colors again!! I agree with Lisa - we have cold and frosty weather here too. Your sky full of colors warms my soul. Have a beautiful day!

Cobalt Violet said...

Wow! Wonderfull put! Thanks for the tips and sharing your beautiful work!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Celeste! That pond-ette is a true infatuation for me. I am thinking of sending it Valentines cards.

Thanks Marcela. Stay warm.

Thank you Cobalt.