I captured this early one morning when the sun was just rising. The light hit these trees and they seemed to be on fire – it was beautiful. This is SOOC – absolutely no editing.
My photography instructor explained it this way – when the sun is overhead, the light strikes through our thin atmosphere with very little interference. When on the horizon, however, the light must travel through many miles of dense lower air to reach our eyes. In so doing, blue light is scattered, leaving behind yellow and orange.
To all my friends out there – I’ve been snowed under with ‘stuff’ and haven’t been around to see you but I will get there – I appreciate you all so much!
I’m participating in “The Shades of Autumn” at Project Alicia where the colour today is ‘orange’.
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Oh my word this is incredibly beautiful! What a great photo!!!
Seraphina´s Phantasie says
Wonderful colors and a beautiful warm light. Have a nice weekend, Barb. I send you a mail today or tomorrow to the style sheet.
What a great site to see!
Beautiful, the contrast between the dark foreground and the stunning trees is wonderful!
Thanks for taking part in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge, I hope you’ll join us again next week for the colour red :)
mommy of Five says
Isn’t God’s art work AMAZING!? beautfiul!
missing moments says
Woow, great colors. Love it :0)
Traci Michele says
Ashley Sisk says
What a wonderful moment to capture!
This is stunning! Congratulations on this capture. I was out shooting today but not early enough. Took a walk through the woods and all I saw was lots of yellow and green with some red mixed in. Also, many of the trees have lost their leaves – we have had terrific winds the past 2 days. Yuck! Again, love this photo!
Stunning, absolutely STUNNING! Isn’t out world such an amazing place??!!
What a beautiful site to arise to, stunning oranges!!
This is gorgeous! I really like the explanation of the light too.
Tricia @ A Rosy Note says
Oh that’s beautiful, especially against the blueness of the sky.
Pieces of Sunshine says
Brilliant photo Barb, love that it’s SOOC.
Enjoy posting, if you can’t keep up with other’s past posts, don’t worry.
Beautiful warm light on the trees. Gorgeous colors.
deb duty says
Oh wow!! The colors are gorgeous. It must have been a breathtaking view in person too. I can’t believe these vivid colors are sooc. Great job!
Seeing Each Day says
Amazing colours in your amazing photo, I agree with you, it does look like flames.
Gorgeous light and color.
And thank you for the explanation of the “golden hour”.
Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography says
Oh, wow, wow… so jealous of your autumn colors. Have a good weekend.
What a stunning image this is Barb.
Beautifully seen and captured!
Edins House says
Lovely! But then, orange is my favourite colour!! :-)
Superb image. So great with the orange light.
Breathtaking color! Thanks so much for joining the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge! Next up? Red.
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
Amazed at how all of the trees’ leaves are the same color at once. Beautiful photography, Barb. :)
Unbelievable beautiful, amazing. Great work Barb:)
Have a nice week
This is beautiful!
Stunning autumn colour!
Barb, what a beautiful scene. The trees are just stunning, lov ethe beautiful colors. Well done!
Wow, this is beautiful!!