Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunset


We had big clouds moving through the sky all day on Saturday so since I had to drive to Tempe for a play in the evening, I left a little early and stopped by the Tempe Lake to see if the sunset was going to show us some color.  The sun is still far enough south that the position wasn't quite right to get it over the lake area but it was a gorgeous sunset regardless.

The Tempe lake sits right in the flight path for Sky Harbor International Airport so while I was snapping sunset photos, planes were roaring overheard on their approach to the airport.  I honestly did not know that I captured one of them until I downloaded the photos.

18 comments:

Andy said...

Beautiful and dramatic capture of an eye catching sky. I've had many shots were things show up later on. I call it dumb luck. The difference between you and me is that I would have said I planned it that way. No wonder my nose is so long:-)

JM said...

WOW! Both shots are amazing, Sharon!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It was a great sunset on Saturday, which I unfortunately saw from my office, but was still able to join you, Julie and Glenda in time for the play.

llandudnopictures said...

Spectacular, well done!

Lowell said...

Really nice photos, Sharon! And the 2nd one reminds me of how often serendipity plays an important part in photography!

I can't imagine how much Tempe has changed over the years.

brattcat said...

these are awe inspiring.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh what a nice bonus Sharon, the skies are amazeballs (Aimee expression haha!) and then to find a plane smack bang in the shot, big wow!!

Judy said...

That was a nice sunset. I love the one with the unexpected airplane.

RedPat said...

Magical shots, Sharon!

glenda said...

Fantastic shot. The pilots of the planes coming into this sunset must have a wonderful view.

Jack said...

Wow, Sharon. 11 out of 10.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Cropping could have helped that glorious sunset in the first picture, Sharon.

The second one is spectacular!

Randy said...

Perfect sky.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous!

Kate said...

The sky looks on fire and the airplane photo is terrific.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

stunning skies of Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!Love this. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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Phil said...

I'm no airplane expert, but that looks like a DC-10. I didn't think any of them were still flying, but when I went to find an image on the internet, I see that FedEx still has some in their fleet. Good Catch!