Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sunset and Clouds

Most people think that Minnesota has mountains.  I suppose because Little House on the Prairie was filmed in California where there are mountains.

Minnesota has some hills and some cliffs along rivers and the North Shore..but no mountains.

We have hills nearby called The Smoky Hills.  I grew up in their shadow.

Smoky Hills

Sometimes the clouds at sunset makes it seem like there are mountains.

Clouds look like mountains

Chance and I spent some time watching the sunset on Tuesday evening.  He is good company..I let him hang his head out the window.  Dogs are so easy to please.

Sunset clouds

It was a beautiful sunset. 

The best part of the sunset was like molten lava along the Shell River.

Sunset on Shell River May 7

Probably the best photograph I have taken in a while.  I was real pleased with it.

I was happy, and relaxed..I had the whole dirt road to myself…no traffic…no one to stir up the dust and mess up my photographs.  I could drive down the middle of the road slowly…and stop wherever I wanted.  I passed the river once looking for wildlife…when I turned around in the middle of the road and headed back the sunset was perfect.  Sometimes the best photographs are not planned they just happen:)

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22 comments:

  1. Awesome photos ! The last photo is my fave to it is perfect . Thanks for sharing. Have a good day !

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  2. those are some beautiful photos.

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  3. Yes, that's the good thing about digital cameras: you can just snap away and sometimes those wonderful unplanned pictures pop right out at you. Love them all, but especially the last one. :-)

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  4. That last photo is frame-worthy!

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  5. Morning Connie, what a beautiful sunset, love the colors you captured.......Received my sweet little house you carved, love it so, thanks for hosting a great contest..... so happy the snow is gone, :).....Spring Blessings Francine.

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  6. Nothing like a reflection on the water! Beautiful shot!!!

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  7. Yes, your photo is gorgeous! Wow!
    I smiled at your comment about seeing mountains in the sunset. I used to fantasize about the mountains I saw in sunrises in coastal SC... which is flat as a pancake. It is amazing how those clouds can make you think you have traveled someplace else! What fun!

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  8. Lovely sunset! That last one is absolutely stunning!

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  9. Fabulous photos - every one of them!

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  10. Your hills would be mere bumps here:)
    Beautiful sunset photos, and yes, those clouds so look like a mountain range behind the hills.

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  11. Wow! That last shot is spectacular! It does look like mountains in the middle two pictures.

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  12. Those are beautiful sunset pictures. Like Illinois, no mountains, maybe some rolling hills but that is about it!

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  13. Isn't it the truth! And sometimes the ones you work so hard to set up don't turn out at all! I love these - thanks for sharing!

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  14. Yes, sometimes when you are relaxing the best things happen. Terrific sunsets in Minnesota.

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  15. Those photos are awe-inspiring. And I think you've hit on an important rule of photography: keep turning around to see what's behind you, because it might be spectacular!

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  16. Wonderful photo. Another reminder to remember to turn around and look where we've been. There might be a new perspective.

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  17. These are beautiful pics.
    You noticed the hills in our subdivision. We are so happy here - I appreciate your good wishes!
    Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  18. These are all wonderfully perfect! And it does make it look like there's a mountain range in Minnesota--LOL! Chance is great company. :)

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