Monday, May 21, 2007


Twilight: A time of pause when nature changes her guard.
--Howard Thurman

Although I missed the sunset by a twenty minutes, I waited around Derthick Hall on the Milligan College campus to see what the sky would do. I often have read the advice not pack up too quickly after sunset (see here). There's a short period of time after the sun passes beneath earth's horizon when its light continues to be refracted by the atmosphere. And while sunsets are hard to beat, this twilight period is a brief time when colors become vibrant against a neon blue sky. Besides cropping, the above photo hasn't been retouched or photoshopped. This effect doesn't happen every night, but next time it does, grab your camera!

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