Sunday, November 7, 2010

THE MAGIC HOUR


Sometimes, if you are lucky, you may walk past a window and look out and to your surprise nature has supplied you with a painting so lovely, so eighteenth century, and so American, it takes your breath away. You have only a few minutes in your vain attempt to capture what the Grand Dame Mother Nature has given you. You think to yourself, God, I hope these turn out. You worry they may be to dark and then, before your eyes across the computer screen, every landscape painting you ever studied in art history has been captured by you and your new little camera, and you are happy. 











20 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

What magnificence....I've started to live for these moments, these snippets in time. I think they're all we really have to cling to -- moments in nature and beloved people.
True beauty is what you've captured and what a mighty, mini camera.
Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

the gardeners cottage said...

omg. no i didn't get a new camera, but i can tell you did! gorgeous, gorgeous photos.

hey i'm in hollywood tonight. we just had dinner at the cafe 101. do you know it?

tomorrow i'm going to watch the conan show be filmed! i'm so excited b/c his musical guest is my imaginary boyfriend.


~janet

Scott Waterman said...

Gorgeous! It's the magic hour aka the golden hour. I first learned of this phenomenon with Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven.

see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)

Angie said...

These are stunning. How lucky for us that you happened to catch it when you did! ;)

by land by air by sea said...

oh dear kevin

remember the "pink moment" in barbara?

un beso

betho

Karena said...

Stunny, moody and very evocative Kevin.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Edith Hope said...

Dear Kevin, These are indeed magical moments that you have so beautifully captured here. I was most interested to note that the images remind you of C18th paintings and that is certainly something which I would concur. The flashes of gold amidst all that deepest gloom are so dramatic!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Breathtaking...

The older I get, the more I try to catch as many sunsets as possible, watch the birds every day, listen to the wind in the trees, listen to the distant morning train when I am up at 3:00 a.m....

These are the small joys in life, waiting for us to discover and enjoy. =)

Suzanne said...

The cloud master himself Tintoretto would exclaim if he saw these photos, "bella nuvole!" Bravo! ;)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful Kevin!

Kathy said...

Magnificent shots K.......I call those "storybook clouds"....K

CJ/Rick said...

Wow! These are beautiful. That's a great feeling to know you've witnessed such a moment and was able to capture it as well. Thanks for sharing!

Mlle Paradis said...

wow! no really. looking like pictures from the heartland!

Life with L said...

Lovely photos...the magic hour is right. You captured it perfectly. Linda

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

These pics are totally beautifully stunning, loving them!

Laurent said...

Félicitations on the new camera and these results, which are all everyone says, and do hold one by that window. But this is what I like the most about this posting, the sensitivity to the disclosures of the window. And this is in the writing, very true, very sympathetic to everyone's experience, and very well done. I'd go further to say, the posting recalls our many pleadings to others, to come to that window; and you have matched that prayer with vindication.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Yes, moments like that can be remembered forever. How lucky you were to capture on film. I still remember a night where the sky was electric blue. So beautiful. You really are in the heartland of America.

amy said...

incredible! they look like oil paintings. rarely do people get the beauty of a sunset/landscape on film! it's never the same as in person or on a painting. drives me crazy! but you did it. incredible. love your new little camera and your eye!

Stephen said...

Amazing photographs...
I can't wait to see what you bring back!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous. I posted a similar theme recently