Friday, December 3, 2010

heavenly alchemy



A beautiful sunset can be spellbinding as Shakespeare says, "Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy". Of course they are a particularly good time to take pictures and mixing the ingredient of an unusual point of view adds to the magic. I spent an extraordinary evening in the summer, watching a sunset while lying on the ground, taking pictures every time the colours changed. It was a perfect way to appreciate just how bewitching those colours can be.

I chose princessinboots's picture because this beautiful sunset is transformed through heavenly alchemy into an even more magical moment with the added ingredients of the lower perspective.

I'm looking forward to having a go at making a diptych or triptych, having never done one before. You guys just keep inspiring me!

kirstin
x

farewell to summer
farewell to summer by princessinboots

16 comments:

Chelsea said...

Wow these are both STUNNING photos. I never thought of taking a sunset photo from the ground...it makes for such an interesting perspective!

maureen said...

Just amazing. Both shots are simply beautiful. I love sunset shots and the down low perspective gives them a magical feel. And that flare in princessinboots shot is so wonderful!

mosey said...

ahhh... that light....

justine said...

amazing light, these shots are beautiful.

urban muser said...

these are seriously fantastic!!

lucy said...

the light is so delicious in both pictures, you could practically drink it from a crystal goblet. gorgeous.

Lindy said...

yeah they are really beautiful Congrats!

{Amy} said...

perfectly gorgeous!

Jamie said...

Amazing light and color in both photos

Kimberly June said...

Breathtaking colors and the sun flare in the bottom one is divine!

whitey said...

very spiritual!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Amazing!

Andree said...

Both images are really beautiful -- despite the sub-zero temps outside, I can feel the warmth from both -- thanks for the reminder and well written post!

Jan said...

WOW!!! BOTH of these shots are just utterly fantastic!!!

Chrys said...

Both images are simply exquisite.

Suki said...

Wow, these are beautiful, kirstin!

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