Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The other side of sunset

I'd been looking straight ahead, watching the sun sink behind the hills of Atlantic Highlands, coloring the sky above Sandy Hook Bay in pink and turquoise when a flash from the north caught my eye and I turned to see the NYC skyline ablaze with the setting sun.

14 comments:

MojoMan said...

Wonderful and amazing photo, Laura! Why do I get the sad feeling something is missing?

Rabbits' Guy said...

So, THAT is where the bailout went - the've gilded the entire city!!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Wow! What a great shot!

bobbie said...

that is really amazing! Glad you turned around. We do have to remember to look both ways, don't we?

RuthieJ said...

Wow, that's really pretty, but like MojoMan, I wonder if any of us can ever forget what it used to look like.

Yolanda said...

What a good shot.

MevetS said...

While hiking in Moab many (15?) years ago my brother taught me to turn around and walk backwards every once and a while. Because you'll get to see things like this.

Very cool.

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Anonymous said...

We have a saying in our family -- "Don't forget to look up!"

I guess that we should also say "Remember to look behind!"

Heather
Wayne, PA

robin andrea said...

The reflected setting sun is really such a beautiful thing, and mostly gets missed. Love that skyline all lit up like that. Great catch.

Mary said...

You can see that from where you are? I'm glad you glanced that way. It's both eerie and beautiful at the same time.

KGMom said...

WOW is right.
No wonder we call it THE CITY.

The other day, in conversation with someone, a person said "the city"--someone else said "what city."
And we all stopped and looked as if--there is another city?

Please.

dguzman said...

Wow, you're lucky to live that close and to have turned your head. Awesome.

Kyle said...

Like the fabled "city of gold." Great capture, Laura!