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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Nature's Colors

The colors out in the natural world have seemed especially beautiful to me recently. This morning, Shyla and I made it out into the hills before the sun's first rays had touched our forest. We gazed at the mountains, already alight with the soft reddish color of the rising sun - alpenglow.

The same rays made Shyla glow in red.

Then, I tried backlighting Shyla with the sun. The sun was directly behind her head. Look at the golden fringe the sun gave her! It's a silhouette in gold.

Last, but not least, I've been going through more star photos from our trip to Utah. I spent more time with my camera pointed away from the North Star than ever before. It made some cool patterns. In this case, the butte was directly south of our campsite so the stars arced across the sky over more than two hours.
I love the desert. We had hoped to get back there over the holidays but it didn't work out. I can't wait for springtime when we can be desert rats again! Happy Sunday!


  1. We like that gold silhouette!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. I agree, that silhouette is beautiful!

  3. I love Shyla's silhouette! So beautiful!

  4. That silhouette is amazing!!! Hope you can get to the desert soon.

  5. I can comment again!! A beautiful day with a beautiful pup!!

  6. We also just love "gold rimmed" Shyla!!
    ...and your star trails, I always love seeing your star trails!

  7. Great photos love the silhouette but I always knew you were golden.

    Aroo to you,

  8. OMD, those are sooooo beautifuls!!!! Such beautiful colors and of course, Ma LOVES the silhouette!! I hopes you guys had a FABulous Christmas!!!
    I am gonna catch up very soon, and see all the hikin' adventures you guys have been on!
    Ruby ♥

  9. Haha - when I was growing up my dad LOVED to take backlit photos - we joked that ALL people in his photos were backlit. They weren't silhouettes though, we just had to have our back to the sun for photos!
    Lovely alpenglow photo (I learnt that word here on your blog)!

  10. Shyla's golden silhouette is just beautiful♥

  11. Oh, I LOVE the silhouette photo. I was lucky to get a new lens for Christmas and excited to start experimenting with it. If you have a chance, let me know how you get this beautiful effect.

    Happy 2016!


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