Archive for the ‘Sunset’ Tag

Leaves all winter long   6 comments


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Every day as I look out my window, I marvel that it’s still Autumn and leaves are still falling. I love Autumn, which is more than I can say for winter.

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Posted December 26, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Leaves, Photography, Sunset

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (Crossed Wires)   12 comments


On my way to Iowa a couple of years ago, just outside the city of Maryville, MO, I was tooling along when I noticed this maze of beams and electrical wires that looked really cool. As it turned out, the sun was just to the point of completely disappearing and I thought I might be able to get a cool pic if I could just get back there in time and line the two up.

So, I slammed on my brakes, pulled over to the side of the road and practically ran back to a road that went into some business property. The sun was about gone and I knew I had to hurry. However, I was able to get off several pictures but this one was the only one that turned out decently. Nevertheless, I love it. It’s one of my favorite pictures. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment.

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You’re welcome to visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can register for free and upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items. There are currently 255 members and 1,506 photographs. If you like barns, you’ll love this!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (My back yard)   12 comments


Silhouettes come in all shapes and sizes. A sunset is a perfect place for a silhouette. This one was taken from the steps of my back yard as a lark. Which one looks better to you? Or do they all look crappy? 🙂

Comments are welcome.

Sunset in my back yard. ©2014 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

Sunset in my back yard.
©2014 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

©2014 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

©2014 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

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You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (Crossed Wires)   69 comments


A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”

I was on my way to Iowa while the sun was setting and I passed by this power plant and saw a potential there for a photograph. So I carefully backed up and pulled to a stop on the side of the highway, grabbed my camera and hustled to where I could get the shot I wanted.

There was a man standing in the approximate neighborhood but he didn’t seem to be bothered by my presence.

As the sun was disappearing rather fast, as sunsets do, I didn’t have time to grab a tripod. Whatever I came up with was going to have to be the result of a low-light hand-held camera.

I got off several shots but this is the only one that came out even close to what I was trying to achieve. A tripod would have made it a better shot, I think, but sometimes you just have to seize the moment. I hope you enjoy it.

Comments are welcome.

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©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique (Sunset on Horse)   4 comments


If you’ve never seen a horse sunset, well, here’s one for you—my neighbor’s horse, who happens to be my daughter—the neighbor, not the horse. 🙂

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©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

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Posted February 1, 2013 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful afternoon on the farm   31 comments


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Late afternoon on the farm by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

One of the first things I learned about photography while studying through NYIP was: The best time to take outdoor photographs is just before sunset or shortly thereafter or just after sunrise or shortly before.

This is one such shot. It was a peaceful, easy feeling on the farm that particular late afternoon. I took many photographs with this lighting that evening, some really cool shots.

Unfortunately, this is the only shot that survived a nasty virus that wound up taking everything I had on my computer.

Posted January 13, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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