Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Last Light: A Spiritual Twilight

An inspiring and incredibly beautiful sunset, seen from the middle of a lake in southern Maine, near Sebago Lake. Image c Lynda Lehmann.

I haven't had much time to post or make the rounds this past six weeks, but hope to make up for lost time! I'll be starting a series of posts called "Forest Views & Roadside Ramblings," just as soon as I can get around to it. I hope you're all having a great summer!

Image c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can buy my prints plain, or matted and framed.

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  1. This shot is just wonderful with the light in the sky reflecting off the surface of the water. I am really looking forward to your upcoming posts now that you've whetted my "appetite". Hope you are having a wonderful summer. We definitely are!


  2. superb photo Lynda...
    the lake looks like our Lake Macquarie over here....
    I find that each sunset is different and it pays to have the camera nearby (permanently)
    were you in a boat when you took this ??

  3. Linda, this is just beautiful and just seeing the photo I can feel the magic of it.

  4. Ohhh how beautiful! I can definitely relate to not having time to post that often. We are all lucky to see the beautiful works that you share with us. Thank you for posting this!

  5. Very lovely, of course! Hope all's well w/you. I know people get busy--don't fret about "the rounds." ;)

  6. What a gorgeous photo! I'm behind on blog visiting too.

  7. Lynda:

    Beautiful image. The lake is so bright. Amazing. Good work.

    If you could imagine the water being replaced with a dry lake bed, the scene would look like an early morning shot of Death Valley. It's beautiful. I used to get up just before sunrise to watch the sun come up. Of course, the temperature in DV was slightly different from Maine's temperature - even early morning.

    Happy trails.

  8. Oh so beautiful, Lynda! Hope you are enjoying your summer - can't wait to see what you have been snapping with that camera!

    Take care,

  9. Cindy, I'm glad you're having a good summer. Ours is going well, but the work in front of us is overwhelming! At least I can get out with my camera once in awhile.

    But my PC problems are getting me down: this laptop is so slow that I'm wasting a lot of time waiting for things to load! Makes it difficult to maintain my sites and be active with blogging!

  10. Hi Kim,

    How was your week "off" from blogging?

    Yes, we went out in a boat just to catch the sunset, which was much more gorgeous than it looks in a small photo! It's amazing then that huge, dramatic sky is all around you!

  11. Kriz, thank you! I enjoy your photos, too! As you know....

  12. Corinne, I'm glad you like it. Sorry I haven't been around; just can't seem to function well here on this slow PC, even with our new higher speed connection.

  13. Lana, you are so sweet. :)

    I'll be around soon again to see more of your photos!

  14. Hello Angela,

    I miss seeing you and everyone else at AW, but that has had to go by the wayside, for now.

    I hope all is well with you and yours, and you're having time to make art!


  15. Swubird, I've never been to Death Valley, but I'd imagine you can catch some great sunsets there.

    Since I recoil from extreme heat, I think I'll stay away! I have family in Arizona, and I'll probably never go there during the summer. Hot air makes it hard to breathe--makes me feel as if I'm choking.

    I'd rather be cold, since I can just put on more clothes in that situation.

    Thanks for stopping by. I bet I've missed some good stories on your blog. I'm comin' over!

  16. Sandy, I understand that, for sure. Sometimes I fear we're losing quality in the blogosphere by feeling we have to try out all the new gadgets, widgets, and campaigns to build readership.

    I think it's more important to just communicate with each other. More sharing, less competition!

  17. Kathy, thanks. Like you, I greet each day with thoughts of photo-ops.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer as well, and having some time to shoot!

  18. Wow, excellent Lynda, beautiful colors and nice composition.

  19. Kia ora Lynda,
    Love the those dramatic sunsets. They make me long for the Great Lakes. Glad you are enjoying summer as it is winter here, and stormy at the moment! Still was able to spend 5 days in the mountains so life is good. Kia ora.

  20. I had a relaxing break Lynda :)
    and the time "off" went very slowly :)

  21. Kim, a slow week is sometimes a good thing, if you get to unwind and relax. :)

  22. What a beautiful scene you have captured . . . the reflection in the water is just lovely!

  23. Your Photo is poetry inspiring.
    I like to match up the words with the scenes that inspire them.
    Guess I'll have to buy a copy?

  24. Hi Lynda!

    Such a fantastic photograph!!! I absolutely loved; did you work on it, or is it natural? Either way it is amazing!

    I am having a nice summer, thanks! And how about you?

    I miss you, dear :D!


  25. Max, that's how it looked: beautiful, intense colors in the clouds.

    I'm glad you're having a good summer, dear, and I miss you too!

    I've just been too busy to post and visit! Can't wait to have a little more time for it!

    SOOO nice to see you, Max! xxx


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