Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Sun, the Moon, the Cornfield and Me


Here are a couple of shots from my sunset walk yesterday. The sun was still too high in the sky to get a good direct shot so I pointed the camera in the opposite direction and captured my shadow, the rising moon and an old barn. Then I was able to capture the sun's glorious rays as they poured over the cornfield.

44 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

LOVE the top one! Gorgeous color!

Heather T. said...

Great shots :)

Malyss said...

"Daddy Long Legs"! :)
Pretty mood of the end of the day..

Cezar and Léia said...

James, it's magnificent!
I love your ideas!
Léia

Lily Hydrangea said...

the colors and textures in the first shot are beautiful as is the old barn in the second!
& I didn't know you were so tall James? LoL!

imac said...

Nice shots, and love your Header.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are great and take a look at that bokeh! Wow! NICE!

Stickup Artist said...

Man are you tall, just kidding. Both sun and moon, one hot, one cool. Great juxtaposition. The first has a spiritual dawn of a new day feeling. Really lovely.

Olivier said...

superbe lumiere sur la premiere et tu es un vrai geant sur la deuxieme ;o)

Bibi said...

Didn't know you were so tall, chuckle. I especially love the top shot!

Thérèse said...

A very flattering haircut!

Woody said...

I like them both, thank you very much!

You should try this with a CP!!

Luis Gomez said...

Truly gorgeous! Lovely shots.

Naquillity said...

gorgeous photos, James. love that old barn in the right corner of the second photo too. have a great day.

cieldequimper said...

I'm surprised you weren't lying on the ground! ;-) Both gorgeous shots.

Sunny said...

Terrific!
Your shadow reminds me of a scarecrow in the cornfield.
☼ Sunny

Rebecca said...

My goodness that first shot is glorious! And regarding my Keep Out post...the gate was open and I walked through camera in hand. I'm getting much more daring since I took up photography.

Jaz said...

Love the top picture, particularly the light on the corn field. Just amazing.

Thom said...

Hey you jolly green giant you :) These are beautiful photos. I love that light affect in the first one and the shadows in the second one are spectacular. :) Well done my friend :)

Lois said...

Very cool James!

Loree said...

Lovely image of the cornfield. Wow you must be very tall. LOL

VP said...

I really like the 'me' part in the picture and in the caption!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo effetto di luce :-)

Joanne said...

Ditto! mine was low enough:))

Joanne said...

thanks for the visit! I was lucky I didn't have to use a filter... It was a beautiful sky in an area I had never been to before in Portugal. A magnificient mountain range with an extraordinary sky line.

LD said...

Wow that shot capturing the golden rays is just stunning!

Cheryl said...

Its just beautiful! A lovely and peaceful time of day indeed.

ρομπερτ said...

Towards the light, towards the light - seems as if there can only things being right - beauty obtained might.

daily athens

Clytie said...

So very peaceful feeling - love the shadow - you are soooooo tall!

Ebie said...

I love the golden colors of the sun! You look so tall!

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic shot! I love the light on the cornfield... and of course your shadow!

~Cheryl said...

Great photos! Very cool shadow!

AL said...

Oh my...I cant say anything! Just stare at it!

Hilda said...

A jeweled sunset! Gorgeous!

Your shadow shot is so fun too. Reminds me of Tweedledee and Tweedledum for some reason.

JM said...

I like both shots and they go very well together but the top one is just WOW! :-)

tapirgal said...

The first one is just stunning, and of course it's nice to see you standing tall in the cornfield.

Jiggy said...

Your pictures continue to blow me away. Can't get enough of this blog.

Biana said...

The first photo is amazing! The light is just wow!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photography James. I can almost feel the sun in the top one. You look very tall in the bottom shot ;>))

(this might be a repeat comment; I'm not sure if my first one "took".

Pam said...

A shinning example of sunlight and shadows on this harvested corn field.
Beautiful, James.

Jan said...

Both are great. Love the top one.

AB said...

Two great photos!

Maria said...

You are looking pretty tall in that second photo..LOL...nice shots. Reminds me of Summer..wish it was here!

Piyush said...

Beautiful shot (loved the first one) and you are so tall LOL :)