Nov 14-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: November: Nov 14-08
Brilliant sunset    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Sharon Smith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:34 am:

No, it isn't the end of the month already, we're only about halfway there right now. But when this photo was pointed out to me, I just couldn't wait another two weeks to share it with everyone.

The sun rises and the sun sets, it happens every day and many of those days we don't even notice it happening. That is, until one like this colors the horizon. Sharon Smith captured the spectacle from her Copper Harbor home. The brilliant rosy hue seems like it's been absorbed right into the clouds in the sky and the waters below, making you stop and ponder the beauty found in nature. It's Friday, time to relieve some of the stress that has built up all week, so take a moment and "drink in" the resplendence of this scene. It's just what the Dr. ordered!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:42 am:

Funny, I don't remember Dr. Nat ordering up a sunset like that, but I'm sure she'll take credit for it!! Maybe it's because of all the well-wishes she received yesterday because of her birthday ;-)

Beautiful photo; already my desktop background.......

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:53 am:

I can imagine standing on the shoreline, soaking up every last minute of that sunset...thanks Sharon for sharing.

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:54 am:

WOW...that's just a wow!!!

What stellar beauty Lake Superior provides us!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 08:21 am:

Ditto what Donna said!!

You don't see something like that very often. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 08:27 am:

Beautiful picture great way to start a Friday morning.

By James Nykiel (Jnykiel) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 09:09 am:

Just looking at the picture brings a calmness to one's soul. I can't wait until the next time I'm in the UP to experience it in person.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 09:16 am:

So that's what the sun looks like? All we have is gray skies, clouds, fog, rain and wind. :(

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 09:41 am:

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, Superior dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my Superior sunshine away

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 09:50 am:

Neat ditty, David!
I used her sunset at home for a screen saver
when she posted it. And, I let my family know. It is so stunning and was just what I needed that day.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 10:13 am:

I like Sharons view any day but this one is beautiful.

By Katie Tormala (Yooperkate) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:27 am:

Absolutely beautiful!!

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:36 am:

David..great song to go along with such a fantastic photo.
Great job Sharon and Mary. Thanks for sharing.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:37 am:

I recognized Sharon's view even before I saw her name! Beautiful!

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 12:20 pm:

So did I, Marsha! It's just an astounding picture! If I didn't have grandchildren on my desktop, I would surely use this. :)

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 12:23 pm:

When I looked out the door and saw that, I said, "Oh, WOW!" and grabbed the camera. It seemed like the entire atmosphere was glowing red, even around the house. They don't get like that very often, and I'm so glad I was able to catch it. It's my wallpaper, too, so I can sit and remember it anytime.
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I was just in the right place at the right time. Of course, I'm always in the right place...

By James Nykiel (Jnykiel) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 12:26 pm:

Sharon, A couple of quick questions... Which peak is Brockway - thhe one on the left or the right? Then what is the other one? Thanks!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 01:44 pm:


By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 01:54 pm:


By Ken Scheibach (Kscheibach) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 02:02 pm:

Whenever I see a sunset like this one I think of the impressionist painters like Claude Monet and others who were considered radicals for their colorful replications of landscapes. After all, who would seriously paint a red sea. If Claude had painted this scene it would be worth 40-50 million today. Great million dollar photo, Sharon. I can't wait to see your photo of a purple-gray sky, purple whitecaps and great streaks of white snow flakes :-)

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 02:40 pm:

My thinking is that Brockway is on the right and I think the Keweenaw Lodge area is on the left. And the two dots of light are in Copper HArbor.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 03:43 pm:

There's even a sun dog on the left.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 07:30 pm:

two words -- HOLY CRAP !

what a pic !!

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 09:20 am:

Holy Crap is right... the color is amazing!

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