September sunset

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Comments (9)

Sue Allen on September 29, 2008

Oh Wow, yellow stars flying out, here, William. I mean, I know you had to hire a balloon to do it, but you have excelled yourself on these pics! 'Astoundingly wonderful' doesn't even begin to describe this one!

The fingers of light from the sun, probing the landscape on this one are just 'magical', and the texture on those fields.....and of course, it has to go on for ever and ever and ever.....! Very beautiful creations, William, you can die happy now! (One day, when you're in your 90's or older, I mean, not now)

Very best wishes to you and yours, (Were the kids in here as well??)


William Stephens on September 29, 2008

This is a bit dark and brooding but we were flying along under a cloud for much of the time. I liked the way the sun was about to break through and flood the land with light.

No kids - this was a 50th birthday present to the two of us from a good friend. It took two and a half years and 11 attempts before we finally made it up into the air!

Sue Allen on September 29, 2008

Every time I look at this photo,I can't help seeing an enormous letter 'B' for balloon, made by the sun for the top half and the unusual shaped field for the bottom half..I wasn't going to mention it, but every time I flick the screen on to this photo, it jumps out at me, so I thought I'd tell you about it too.

Thank you again for all your conversationgs under these photos. They're even more enjoyable with the extra info to put me thoroughly into the scene..

cheers, William,


PS, thanks for telling me about Picasa 3 - I managed to get rid of a lot of nicks and scratches on some old photos, including a couple taken from inside Houghton House, which had a lot of black on them, so I've posted them now, whereas I never could have before. They're nothing like your beautiful ones of Houghton House, but in winter time, so a different feel...anyway, thanks for that!


thor☼odin™ on October 1, 2008

omg this is stunning and breathtaking William Probably the supernatural shine is from the HDR...:)anyway is definitely a Y*. Cheers, Peter

William Stephens on October 2, 2008

Thanks for the yellow star Peter! What was nice about this shot was how even the rays of the sun coming through the cloud were and the halo effects as well. I've squinted hard but I can't see Sue's big B though! Cheers William

Sue Allen on October 2, 2008

Well, it's the entire photo, William, the sun is the hole in the top half of the capital B and the green funny shaped field next to the buildings is the bottom hole in the capital B. Don't tell me I have squiffy eyes, it jumps out at me every time I look at this photo! :O You'd better have one last look for it, I think, to make me feel reassured!

very best wishes to you, William! Sue

thor☼odin™ on October 2, 2008

Oh you really got me confused for a while about Sue's big B :) (thank you Sue for bringing me on the right track). Well what I see is a big O lol , Cheers, Peter

Sue Allen on October 3, 2008

Ha ha ah, it sounds as though it's getting personal here, talking about my big B, especially since my big B has grown considerably since I've taken to Panoramioing instead of gardening! I will start jogging tomorrow, I think, and have a rest from this! Sorry to drag the level of conversation down so, in my little comment, William and Peter, but it made me laugh when I read that!

Actually, while I'm on here, I just had to go away and then come back to viewing the link you sent me earlier .... I'm so self conscious about my ramblings, William... I know I shouldn't worry about it, but when I saw you had put that I thought ohhhh noooooooooooooh! But, I have to say, I'm so very glad you sent me on my latest mission, as Andrew's photos are the tops, and very similar in composition to your own style, I thought, which is probably why you are so taken with them too!?

Don't think I'm telling you off, of course, I'm just expressing the panic I feel when there's any expectation for me to do anything...I'm terrible like that. I'm supposed to be thinking about getting some poems and stuff published, but it's the thought of having to write some more stuff that grips me with fear, and has so far prevented me from doing anything about it....a severe lack of confidence, I think!

Never mind, that's my problem, not yours, and I do thank you for your faith in my powers of enthusing.... , it's lovely of you!

My very best wishes to you, William, as always,


William Stephens on October 3, 2008

Sorry Sue, I didn't mean to hassle you into having to perform.... but your descriptions are great.... and I have to admit being a bit cheeky about your big B! I couldn't miss the opportunity!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 28, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by William Stephens
    • Camera: NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2008/09/25 17:33:28
    • Focal Length: 12.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640