Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunset Chaser

Just a quick post to share what I was treated to last night as I rode to a weekly meeting.  It was a nice sunset and it lasted a long time.  I was riding west so I was able to enjoy it.

I  stopped and parked on a dead end road in the country which was parallel to the western horizon.  As I was clicking away I heard the faint sound of an engine.  It was a farmer pulling his cultivating discs.  He turned in front of me and gave a silhouette.  Farming has long hours.

Riding at this time of the evening has more risks but it's great when you get a sweet surprise.  You've heard of tornado chasers; I wouldn't mind being a sunset chaser.

God's speed.


  1. I'm with you - I'll chase a sunset (in fact, I have!!) However - I'll leave the Tornado chasing to those with um - faster vehicles!

  2. Beautiful sunset and the farmer's tractor frames it perfectly. What camera do you use? DSLR? long exposure photos are one thing my camera is not that good for :-(

  3. Stacey,
    Yeah, I wouldn't want to chase tornados on a motorcycle!

    I have a Canon 30D but the one I use mostly is a Canon G10 which I always carry with me. I have a tripod that fits in a side case but I don't usually bring it, although I should. Thank you.

  4. Mike:

    It is easier to chase sunsets rather than sunrises, unless it is this time of year where the sun rises later

    Wet Coast Scootin

  5. Bobskoot,
    I agree. Pretty soon sunrises will have colder temps too. Thanks for stopping by!