Series: Take a Moment and Enjoy a Sunset

My last post featured a Great Blue Heron enjoying the stillness of the sunset golden hour a few weeks ago at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

The Great Blue Heron was enjoying what I had driven over to appreciate, and to shoot, as well.  Of which I did, from start to finish.  It was a glorious ending to a wonderful day.

For those familiar with the refuge, these were all shot from the Rt. 335 bridge kayak launching site.

I hope you enjoy these ten photos of one sunset’s beautiful progression over Blackwater River at the refuge.

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

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Sunset over Blackwater River, Blackwater NWR

 

One sunset, one location, appreciated in so many ways.

“Softly the evening came with the sunset.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

 

45 thoughts on “Series: Take a Moment and Enjoy a Sunset

  1. Donna, these are beautiful!! I swear our sunsets are the best — I wonder if it is because of the humidity adding color to the sky and clouds along the horizon. What day were these taken? I got some sunset photos in our cove and neighbor’s yard this past Thursday, July 18th and they were some of the best pastels I’ve captured. Too bad the sunset wasn’t like that when you were here.

    • Thank you, Susan! These were taken on July 1st. I took photos of the July 18th sunset also, but we had a huge cloud head that blocked most of it. Funny how 40+ miles makes a difference!

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