Montana Outdoors

August 8, 2017

Sunset apogee

Filed under: Sunsets — montucky @ 11:43 am

Sunset apogee

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  1. I had to look up apogee and found out that it’s the time when the sun is farthest from the earth. In our western area it is on July 3 this year. Beautiful photo. I suppose this “sunset” apogee shows the point where the sun is at its farthest possible point before disappearing beyond the horizon. Either way, I’ve learned something while enjoying your photo.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — August 8, 2017 @ 11:59 am

  2. Always nice when the camera co-operates with low-light photo opportunities.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — August 8, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

  3. A wonderful moment, Montucky!! A sunset in the mountains that’s worth the trip.

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    Comment by Hanna — August 8, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

    • I always enjoy a sunset. Viewing one from a mountain top, adds another dimension.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

  4. Beautiful!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — August 8, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    • I have taken pictures of sunsets from there before, but not when so much smoke was in the air. They were a true orange, where this one leaned more toward red.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

      • It’s a deep color!

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        Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — August 8, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

        • Yes, the smoke provides the red and purple cast to the sunsets. We haven’t had clouds until today, so the sunsets don’t fill the sky, but I think that’s coming. We even had about 20 minutes of rain this evening, the first in about 43 days.

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          Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

  5. What a glorious sight at the end of the day. Such deep colour.

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    Comment by Vicki — August 8, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

    • It’s certainly a wonderful way to end a day, especially when in the wild country.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

  6. Beautiful! Made me wonder if you were planning to photograph the eclipse and what percentage of total you will be at. I would think fairly high. We will be at 63% here.

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    Comment by Candace — August 8, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

    • I haven’t seen a percentage. I don’t plan to photograph it. I don’t do those photos well. I’m just dying to have a visit from the Northern Lights though.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

  7. If a red sky at night truly is a sailor’s delight, there had to be some very happy sailors around!

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    Comment by shoreacres — August 8, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    • Not many sailors here, except retired ones, and there are a lot of them around. They probably enjoyed it!

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 10:01 pm

  8. Very nice and dramatic! Love looking at sunsets! Or sunrises if I can get up!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — August 8, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

    • I usually see both, but there have not been any colorful sunrises yet. Maybe now there will be because some clouds are beginning to show up now.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 10:03 pm

  9. Just gorgeous.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — August 8, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

    • That’s a wonderful place to view sunsets if I can get there at the right time. It’s worth taking a chance for it. Kind of a rough road to get there, but that’s what a Jeep is for.

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      Comment by montucky — August 8, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

  10. Great photo!

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    Comment by naughtyhiker — August 8, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

  11. A new word for me too .. and a wonderful image to accompany it

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — August 9, 2017 @ 1:42 pm

    • In contrast to the harsh scenes of fire and smoke during the day, this is a soft touch from Nature as night settles in.

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      Comment by montucky — August 9, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

  12. This sunset takes yours breath away!

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    Comment by Adela Teban — August 10, 2017 @ 9:40 am

    • That was a quite simple scene, but a very colorful one!

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      Comment by montucky — August 10, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

  13. Once again a minimalist delight.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — August 10, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

  14. Smoke is making some interesting and beautiful sunrises and sets. Lovely image. Smokey here too.

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    Comment by Tammie — August 12, 2017 @ 8:18 am

    • There’s a rumor going around in meteorologist circles that the smoke will be going away. Unfortunately, it will be replaced by thunder storms and lightning.

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      Comment by montucky — August 12, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

  15. This is one of those gosh-I-can’t-believe-the-colour moments. Words simply can’t do it justice …

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    Comment by Sally — August 13, 2017 @ 9:58 pm

    • I think the intensity of the color was because the top of the mountain I was on and the mountains that the sun was disappearing behind were right near the top level of the smoke from the fires.

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      Comment by montucky — August 13, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

  16. Hi Montucky, Wow! What a glorious photograph! One for your album of “Keepers”. I would think you may want to print and frame this one. Have a great day today!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 14, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    • Thanks wildlife watcher. Hope you have a great day too!

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      Comment by montucky — August 14, 2017 @ 8:26 am

  17. Awesome. I love its glowing colors.

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    Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2017 @ 12:30 am


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