“Camels at Sunset” by Symoto
Reminds me of some of the sunsets and road scenes I witnessed while driving around during my birthday vacation in California… coming up on two years ago very soon. Wow, time flies! Well overdue for another trip.
In dwindling twilight at an August day’s end, these broad dark bands appeared in the sky for a moment, seen from Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty on the eastern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Outlined by rays of sunlight known as crepuscular rays, they are actually shadows cast by clouds near the distant western horizon, the setting Sun having disappeared from direct view behind them. The cloud shadows are parallel, but seem to converge in the distance because of perspective. Coiled in the salt-encrusted lake surface, Smithson’s most famous earthwork provides a dramatic contrast to the converging lines.
Sunset Over the Indian Ocean // International Space Station // 05/25/10
“A sunset on the Indian Ocean is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). The image presents an edge-on, or limb view, of Earth’s atmosphere as seen from orbit. The Earth’s curvature is visible along the horizon line, or limb, that extends across the image from center left to lower right. Crew members aboard the space station see 16 sunrises and sunsets per day due to their high orbital velocity (greater than 28,000 kilometers per hour). The multiple chances for photography are fortunate, as at that speed each sunrise/sunset event only lasts a few seconds.”
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