You know, I love to capture nature’s moments and she’s giving me a lot of Orange Sunsets in Autumn and even early Winter. The advantage of living in a country that is mostly flat as a cookie on a tray, is that you have lots and lots of beautiful skies to watch.
Where I live, in the South West of The Netherlands, in a part that is stuck between our neighbour Belgium at the bottom and the Westerschelde sea arm at the top and the North Sea at the West side called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, I litterally see the sun sink behind the horizon in Winter time when I’m siting in my living room.
My front view is just one giantic movie screen which can change colors by the minute or stay grey all day.
It’s never boring, not even on rainy days. So I decided to show you what ‘my’ Orange Sunsets look like and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did and still do.
Copyright text and photos, if not mentioned otherwise: Titia Geertman
When the sun goes down behind the dyke
I have taken pictures of orange sunsets where you can see the horizon on land. Most of them are taken in winter time when the sun sets right in front of our house. I don’t need to go to the movies to see beautiful sceneries, Nature is giving them us for free each day anew.
This is a silhouette photo of one of my old and rare sheep Drenthen Heath Sheep on the dyke in sunset.
Running on Sunset Sneakers – don’t forget to choose your right size.
Photo Gallery: Orange sunsets on land
Orange Sunsets on Binders in my Zazzle Store: GoodLifeDesign
Just click the picture
The Landscape Photography of Ansel Adams
Photo Editing Program
The photo above is one of those rare moments I regret, because I forgot to make a copy of the original first. I worked directly in the original and then hit the save button and clicked the photo away. There’s no way I can recover the original photo anymore. Otherwise I could’ve shown you the original.
Anyway, I sometimes use my sunset photos to make different background patterns. I use the photo editing program Paint Shop Pro.
Photo Gallery: Orange sunset in the sky
All taken in front of my house.
Spotting a Sundog in the Clouds
A Sundog is also called a Phantom Sun
Sometimes you can spot an Atmospheric Phenomenum in the sky when it seems there are two suns shining. The scientific name is Parhelion. I spotted one a few years ago and managed to take a photo. Beautiful to look at, almost mystic.
Sundogs appear when the light of the sun is refracted in a horizontal way in ice-chrystals at low levels. You can read about this phenomenum of Sun Dogs at Wikipedia
We have the old creeks, the rivers and the sea, we have a lot of water in my country. They’re all not far from where I live. I wrote an article about living behind the dykes in Holland, which you can find below. Apart from the beauty of living behind the dikes, is that a sun setting in the sea or and old creek or at the rivers, is something special to watch.
I think water – in whatever form – is fascinating, it’s mysterious and it’s beautiful. It can be peaceful and it can be quite threatening. I’m not at the beach very often, because it’s a bit too crowded for my taste, but sometimes in winter there are these magic moments that I want to capture with my camera.
Photo Gallery: Orange sunsets in rivers, old creeks and at the beach
I found my roots
Photo Gallery: Random Orange Sunsets
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