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© Richard Knight
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UploadedAugust 26, 2012
TakenAugust 20, 2012
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length47.907 mm
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[Harpswell Peninsula, Casco Bay, Maine; August, 2012]

I have been going to Maine almost every year since 1970, but I don't recall seeing a sky as dramatic as the sky I saw last week from Harpswell Peninsula. What you see here is what I saw. No edit was necessary.

The land mass that occupies the lower part of the frame is Whale Island. Casco Bay is the patch of pale blue that fills the small notch to the right of the island.

I am a point-and-shoot amateur, so I rarely try anything "artistic." But, I saw this sunset and it made me think of Hilda Cox and her sunsets. Thank you, Hilda, for the inspiration. Please click on the link below for one of Hilda's spectacular photos.

As always, thanks for stopping by my page.

And thank you, Brenda Burke, for the spotlight!

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  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (26 Aug 2012):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Beautiful sunset!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    thank you so very much Richard !!!! Your capture is excellent. Now you know how easy it is!! Appreciae all your comments !!! keep doing those sunsets.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    What a gorgeous sunset; it looks like a painting! The colors are so dramatic!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    A W E S O M E ! ! ! Fantastic shot, my friend!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Fabulous sky, fabulous capture!! .. And a perfect tribute to Hilda, who does sunsets so incredibly well!! .. This is magical, Richard!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    What a gorgeous color palette!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    WOW! Love this!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Such beautiful sky drama here!!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    A most genius capture....so well timed for maximum WOW factor, indeed

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    One of the most deeply-coloured and layered sunset/cloud formation I've ever seen--delicious

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    That had to be thrilling to see this in person. Beautiful sunset and capture!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (26 Aug 2012):

    Very beautiful sunset, so expertly captured!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Super scenic. One very lovely image.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    this is mesmerizing sunset, Dix. What a great capture! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Richard, A W E S O M E !!!!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (26 Aug 2012):

    Awesome sky

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    amazing shot!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (27 Aug 2012):

    If you're in York, ME you need to check out the Cliff Walk or take a stroll on Long Sands Beach at low tide...Then if you're around at dusk you might try to catch the Cape Neddick lighthouse...It has a red light rather than the usual white...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    This is one of YOUR best, wow, love that sky, fabulous capture, Richard !

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Beautiful sunset!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Awesome Dick, simply fantastic!!!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Fiery and fantastic!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Impressive panorama.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    I really love the vivid reds in the exquisite sunset, Richard!! I hardly would think of you as a "point and shoot" photographer. This is very, very breathtaking. (I hope you enjoy your visit in Maine....and we're so sorry we won't get to meet with you this time.)

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (28 Aug 2012):

    Maine will be the better for having you there BB! Looking at this spectacular sight at the end of a day puts everything into perspective by knowing that tomorrow will be a wonderful day! Love the reds, shot with silver, heaven.

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    That is an impressive sky!!!

  • Ryan Fisher

    Ryan Fisher said (28 Aug 2012):

    Amazing Colors!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    Amazing sky - WoW!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    Great sunset!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    glorious color!

  • Aloha Montgomery

    Aloha Montgomery gave props (30 Aug 2012):

    The Maine sky offered a spectacular 'welcome back' that you captured perfectly!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (30 Aug 2012):

    Gorgeous, Dick. Brings back wonderful memories of the years I lived in Maine. Would love to return there in the fall.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (31 Aug 2012):

    Spectacular color and composition, must have been a very strong emotion, unfortunately the photos are never comparable to what you see at the time.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2012):

    Fantastic, Dick! Superb sunset.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (31 Aug 2012):


  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (2 Sep 2012):


  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    Spectacular! Was there smoke in the air that evening?

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (7 Sep 2012):

    Great pictorial effect!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    This is so very pretty Big Brother. I bet it took your breath.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful colourful sunset

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    Great photo. Voted!

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    Awesome presentation!

  • saida pop

    saida pop said (3 Oct 2012):

    the sky seems almost liquid to me. just a point-and-shoot maybe, but what you point at and the moment you shoot...impressive! it is so difficult to find an original shoot of a sunset sky...just because it is beautiful in itself and has been captured one million times. like!

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (4 Oct 2012):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    fantastic color!!

  • Drora Baharal

    Drora Baharal said (25 Oct 2012):

    Fire in sky !!!!!!!!!!!!
    great shot

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (4 Dec 2012):


  • Dirk Fuhrmann

    Dirk Fuhrmann (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    Very nice!

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Was at the bottom of Richard Night's site. Double treat.

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    võimas hea pilt

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