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  •  oh we seem to be aligned (13+ / 0-)

    just today I was also looking at the shades of colour at the horizon over the water .. like you! (Really I´d love to come over one of these years to walk a beach with you, but thats OT.). well, but I wasnt so much seeing sun colours. we had one of the not too frequent days where one could see the layer of slightly orange-brown haze along the horizon - the dust in the air. Mostly soot from the innumerable engines. Most often one does not see this, but if the light is just right, one sees it as a brownish band changing the usual horizon colours. Most people are oblivious to how pervasively dirty the air is in metropolitan regions.

    i nearly stopped to try fotograf it but I was too ashamed to do so. people give queer looks if a middle aged man on the way to work suddenly stops, fotografs the horizon, and continues.

    •  Any time you're over this way I'd be delighted (7+ / 0-)

      to show you some favorite walks! Truly. I know it's a long way, but you never know...:)

      Our air is windswept and very clean, as the prevailing winds are off the Pacific Ocean, a real gift. Another aspect of living out in the country I like is how quiet it is. Very little traffic at this time of year (in summer lots of tourists). At night especially. I can sometimes hear waves lapping on the beach a quarter mile away. We do get annoying jarring noise sometimes, the Navy jets doing low practice runs out of the base about 15 miles away.

      I know it's different living in an urban area for taking pictures. But there's much to see, as you note. If you find a good moment to, I'd really enjoy seeing your views of the  sky, and other parts of nature. They are there. Reflecting on it, it seems to me digital photography and other new technologies have changed our behavior with regard to taking pictures. I see people holding up their phones all the time. It's like it's more about documenting the passing day, rather than paying attention to interesting sights. But the technology makes all of it possible. People don't give me a second look when I'm out staring at the sky or lying on the ground. Really. Unless they politely stay out of my line of view. :)

      Thanks for your comment, marsanges.

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