Sunday, July 08, 2007

As twilight melts..........

As Twilight Melts

"At length the Vision closes; and the mind,

Not undisturbed by the delight it feels,

Which slowly settles into peaceful calm,

Is left to muse upon the solemn scene."

- Wordsworth

Shot on our way from Ohio to Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Beyond towns, the countryside was dotted with farmlands with red barns and silos, hay bales adorning farms and sun on its way to bed, lent them a nonpareil beauty, "melting, minting all to gold".

39 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Yeah, I didn't think that was Florida.

Well, it could have been "Plant City" or something ;)

Moi said...

hehe...it certainly doesn't look like Florida :)

RUTH said...

WOW! what a stunning photograph. Great text too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice picture. I like it and your quote.

My daughter, Melinda, has a picture she took on my blog. It is a stunning macro.
Brookville Daily Photo

Still said...

What a beautiful light! I like a lot how you have framed it. Nice and serene moment.

Moi said...

Ruth, Mr Lincoln, Still: thank u :)

Yoda said...

And I was beginning to wonder why the scene looked so familiar ;-)

bluemountainmama said...

blue has missed moi...... beautiful sunset shot.

inspired said...

exceptional..
Great mind think alike with the shoes .. amazing that is moi..

Faye Pekas said...

Love the beautiful golds and swirls of clouds. Nice shot.

Nikon said...

Great shot, I've never been to the midwest, I'll have to go someday.

JoAnn-NL said...

Very specialMoi,
Something you have inside your mind...
But you cannot find....

This photo's shows it all, I love it, the colours, the composition, your words are making it 'complete'.

One word:Great! Well done.

JoAnn

Mark said...

Hi Moi, Old Willy did have a few nice things to say, not only about daffodils. Lovely shot you have certainly captured the evening mood.

Annie said...

There's a similar hue in this photo and in the previous one. You might be able to spot the gold in the world, Moi.

Annie

laurel said...

This is a beautiful sunset and another wonderful composition Moi.

It is making me miss Ohio :(

RUTH said...

If you're happy to do it I've tagged you on my Bee's Eye View blog

photowannabe said...

The sky looks like a big piece of shimmery silk. Nice shot and I like your text about melting all to gold.

Emery Roth II said...

Beautiful colors and composition, Moi. The kissing roofs are perfect and the Wordsworth quote. Are you a photoshop user?

Lori said...

Wow! That is really a spectacular shot. You should frame that one. I love the words with the image. So beautiful!!

Ash said...

Excellent image!

a-xpressions said...

Striking silhouette, Moi..!
love those colors, the balance/composition of those objects�and liked that poem by William Wordsworth�:)

annulla said...

Great shot, love the angle and the colors. And the quotation - perfect.

isabella said...

Melting gold, indeed.
I realize how lucky I am to be spending my summers in Michigan...

a-xpressions said...

Hi Moi,
If you don't mind can you please give me some idea about how to get the enlarged image size on the blog page. I use big-size options while uploading snaps, but still it doesnt appear as big as yours, so thought to ask you.

Thanks,
a-x

The last adam said...

Beautiful!

Anna said...

You are up early....or should I say late? hehehe.

Anna said...

Oh and this shot is so pretty. I love the tones!

Z said...

What I like about this is that you've taken the usual fields of gold idea and turned it on its head, so to speak. A golden sky, don't see that shade around here that much. Only one day, and that was due to air pollution :-(

I have a close up of a pink hydrangea on my overflow today -- I thought of you and a few others who have said that they like the flower photos I've put on from around Villigen.

Sarad said...

I think the pic would be even more beautiful if it was shot a little earlier.

Nazzareno said...

Very great shot,love the tones,the angle. Wonderful...

Moi said...

All : Thank u :)

Sarad : I wish , I could have captured the sun itself in the pic, but I guess he was long gone , as clouds blanketed him.....but I'm glad that in your mind's eye u can see it :)

a-xpressions said...

Hi Moi,
Thanks for the prompt reply and guiding me throug...
nw, I should search in that direction according then...:)

thanku,
a-x

ruth said...

Lovely Michigan! The colors are so beautiful, and that sky is a treasure. I love my state!

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
Just to let you know i have nominated you for a Schmoozer...

Cheers Mark

JAM said...

Nope, not Florida. Nary a palm tree in sight.

I've never been to the mid-west.

Beautiful golden sky in the photo.

bluemountainmama said...

schmoozer? is that a good thing? :)

Moi said...

Ruth : I love your state too :)

Mark: shall I say thank u ???? ;)

JAM : I think, u should once, to witness its unique beauty ....

Blue: doesn't sound so, right !!! :DDD

Cris said...

Your described what I like most: farmlands with red barns and silos... what a great trip it must have been!

meeyauw said...

I love the way you do this. In this one, the colors immediately stopped me. thank you for coming by my new blog. I have blogrolled you and grabbed your feed.