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314/365: “When you go home, Tell them of us, and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today.”~ Patrick O'Donnell

314/365: “When you go home, Tell them of us, and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today.”~ Patrick O'Donnell
3 more pictures and a note above ! :)

Today Steve and I went out for a special sushi lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant and as we ate, I told Steve about Remembrance Day and how it related to my poppy picture from yesterday. I told him the wonderful things that people wrote and how I changed my quote and whole direction of my post and all that I had learned. It really is amazing how enlightened I have become because of my interest in photography and all of the friends I've met first on Flickr and now on ipernity. My life has been so enriched and I am ever thankful and happy for the opportunity to grow in so many ways. *hugs all around*

After lunch we went to see Ender's Game (mixed reviews, but I liked it overall). and as we were driving home, we saw the sun sink lower and lower and become prettier and prettier. When I got home, I grabbed my camera and the 17-40mm wide angle, and we zoomed back down the road where we thought the sunset might look extra special. We stood there enjoying the lovely day's end and taking pictures, and I also thought about how lucky I am to be free.

When we got home, the sun had set, but as I continued to glance out the window, the colors suddenly got brighter and brighter, with hot pinks and oranges, red and yellow, against the darkening blue sky. I opened the window in the downstairs bathroom, stuck the camera out, aimed and fired! This is that picture! I took several more, and I also went outside, but this was the peak of brilliance and I was lucky enough to get the picture! It might just be my favorite sunset I've captured yet, hooray!! :)

Patrick K. O’Donnell is a critically acclaimed American author who has written eight books on military history. He received the Colby Circle Award for Outstanding Military History for his best-selling book, Beyond Valour. As an unpaid, volunteer combat historian, O’Donnell spent three months in Iraq in uniform and conducted oral histories of U.S. troops in battle. On a later tour to Iraq, he also served as a war correspondent for Men's Journal and Fox News. His writing has also appeared in Military History Quarterly (MHQ), WWII Magazine, and a number of well-known blogs. Wikipedia: Patrick O'Donnell

Explored on November 13, 2013. Highest placement, page 8.

Ramon Hierro, Marco, Christina Sonnenschein, TKJ1966 and 47 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
Breathtaking..........
6 years ago.
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
breathtaking beauty***********
6 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful all Janet!
6 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
It's a stunning photo! (You are right that when involved in Photography you do learn a lot!)
6 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda club
A fantastic natural show that you captured so spontaniously and with a magic result! The rose hip macro is also a masterpiece.

Found and enjoyed in the group gallery at:
Hang It!
6 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
This is glorious Janet!
6 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Stunning colour here, Janet. Sunsets change by the second and you've caught this one at its loveliest. I must say that you have a great view from your downstairs bathroom!
Have a great week ahead.
6 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great shots ! Beautiful lightning!
6 years ago.
 Phill G
Phill G
Wow, that's a stunner, Janet. (and what a fine view from your downstairs loo...I'd be making the window bigger, if I were you!)
6 years ago.
 kadely
kadely
Splendide
6 years ago.
 Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
That is very lovely, Janet. Well done.
6 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Montagne en feu *******
6 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
What a lovely pano. These are the highlights of fall.
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++Masterpieces with wonder colours +++++++++++++++!!!!!
6 years ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
What beautiful images Janet. Have a lovely week. :-)
6 years ago.
 Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
what a simply stunning sky!!
6 years ago.
 Chrissy S
Chrissy S
I love sunsets like this. Beautiful colours and wonderful layers ~ an excellent capture of the scene. Have a great week
6 years ago.
 Pamo67
Pamo67
splendida!! quelle sfumature sono fantastiche
6 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Wonderful shot and a great story. And be assured that my wife and I are enriched knowing you and enjoying your work as well! Let's never forget those you gave their lives so that we can go out with our cameras as free people.

Enjoyed in www.ipernity.com/group/bilderfreunde-niederrhein.
6 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
I think not only your photos are something special, so are you, Janet. I love to read your stories about the pictures. And it gives me great pleasure to comment on them. I'm happy about every comment from you, as they also are special.
6 years ago.
 Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Stunning!!! Absolutely stunning!!! What a magnificent view!!!
6 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
outstanding sunset, Janet!! a perfect sky. the feathered clouds and the awesome colors make this really an event! -LOVE IT!!!!
6 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Very beautiful sunset. I just love the array of colors. The smoke helps make the colors so strong. Excellent photography.
6 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Stunning capture.
6 years ago.
 Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Beautiful sunset! Gorgeous colours!
6 years ago.
 Chip Miller
Chip Miller
Beautiful image indeed, Janet. I am just bursting at the seams as I type this, due to your more than kind words about the hummer portrait. Thank you for even noticing my images on this big pond known as ipernity. I will probably always be a small fish here, but feel like a whale due to your encouraging comments. You are a special person. Thank you.
6 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
superbe
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats on explore !!!
6 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
excellent!!
6 years ago.
 Clotilde M
Clotilde M club
Somptueuse image !
6 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
That sky is fantastic! A superb sun set capture, indeed.
6 years ago.
 Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
A fine series of sunset shots. This one is my favorite for both the fabulous colors and the composition.
6 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Super colours in this sunset panorama, Janet. The residual smoke from the controlled burn also has helped by emphasising the ridges and contours of the countryside.
6 years ago.
 Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
Beautiful image and a touching, meaningful quote!
6 years ago.
 Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Stunning sky wonderful colours
6 years ago.
 Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Excellent combination of color and clouds.
6 years ago.

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