Sunset Overlay

This photo was taken on April 5, 2014 at 7:38 PM
The location was from my back deck at my home in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came as the sunset was beginning to fade as the sun dropped further into the horizon.  I had been watching the color display and lamenting that due to the trees I could not get an unobstructed shot of the splendor of it all.  I have had the good fortune to be in locations in the past that have offered clear views of sunsets which influenced my mild dismay.  For what reason I do not know - I decided to try to use the branches of the leafless trees to possibly give it a different texture from former photographs of this awesome subject taken elsewhere.  Somehow after several shots - it seemed to work.
The After Take:  Several to whom I showed this to - immediately suggested that I enlarge it and have it framed.  I could not ask for a finer complement. 
Many times, splendor can be found, in seeing things just as they are.
Here is hoping a great sunset arrives for your viewing pleasure, wherever you may be.

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Treehugger (Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:18)

    This photograph truly is a work of art. The branches really add to it, this is just beautiful!

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:21)

    It looks like a painting. Great shot

  • #3

    Sally (Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:22)

    this is just amazing. This one is wall worthy or computer background worthy it is art.

  • #4

    whutzzat (Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:38)

    Many thanks for all of your kind comments. Your views on the photographs are most encouraging. Best wishes to each of you and thanks again.


  • #5

    Sf1967 (Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:45)

    Wow, this is great. I'd like to use this as my windows background.

  • #6

    Teri (Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:46)

    Usually people try so hard to capture the perfect sunrise or sunset. What you did here is really unique with the silhouette of the branches.

  • #7

    thatoneguy (Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:46)

    I am sharing this photo page on my twitter.

  • #8

    MHampy (Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:47)

    Gorgeous.... no words other than that come to mind, just gorgeous!