Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon
Like a magician extended his golden want o’er the landscape;
Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline
Kurt Harvey, an EarthSky friend on Google+, contributed this that quote and this photo. He wrote that the photo is a …
… blend of 3 bracket RAW files, B&W layer with luminosity blending and very low opacity. Cloned out two saguaros that were distracting. Canon 6D, 70-200mm, tripod and a bit of luck in that I found a small space to shoot between two houses on the near horizon!
Thank you, Kurt!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.