Artist Inspired: February 2017: Red

This month the theme is red.  Of course, it’s the hearts and roses kind of month, but my roses are dead and the hearts are not out and about just yet.  Valentines day is the day the blog goes live and my out of office meeting where I would typically capture something like this is only at the end of the month.  So I was kind of struggling with what I would do.

I recently started heading up the road about 15 minutes from my home to the Loxahatchee National Park. I had not gone there at sunset before because it is a kind of lonely park. However, a few friends have been heading there and so I decided to go and join them. Truthfully there was about 6 of us, and it was fun to hang out with friends and meet new people.  The sunsets always vary and what really attracted me was watching the mumuration of the birds.  I believe they are Boat-tailed Grackles that swarm in mass to make these amazing patterns in the sky.

This particular night the birds were not out in mass but the sky fitted the theme of the color red.  I had 4 different lens with me – my 28-135mm, my 70-300mm, my lensbaby sweet 35, and the lensbaby double glass.

Enjoy the setting sun!

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Starting out the evening, I thought it would be a good sunset but not as good as we got.  This friend was sitting watching the sun set and so I got behind him to try and get the silhouette

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Slowly as the sun got lower the color of the sky began to change.

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Using the 70-300mm I was able to get up much closer to the sun.

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Then I began to play with the Lensbaby Double Glass and got this effect.

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Next I played with the Lensbaby Sweet 35 and loved this bokeh effect.

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Sunsets, like childhood

are viewed with wonder

not just because they are beautiful

but because they are fleeting

~ Richard Paul Evans

Just a reminder that this is a circle blog and I would encourage you to click to continue on reading what they other photographers in this group have for you.  Please stop by my friend and fellow photographer Ellie Meachem of Live Life Inspired Photography’s page and read her blog.  Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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The Artists Inspired Blog Circle is made up of an exceptionally talented group of photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world. They are wives, mothers, friends, daughters and visual storytellers who draw from their own experiences to create art that is inspiring, unique, beautiful and thought-provoking.

12 Comments on “Artist Inspired: February 2017: Red

  1. These are gorgeous and I love the effect the Sweet 35 has on the sun!!! Plus, what a gorgeous place to have so close by!!

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  2. Oh my! The sunset is so gorgeous 🙂 I have always been a fan of dramatic sunsets and you captured it beautifully 🙂 The effect with the double glass is pure amazing!

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