Lighting the way

Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
You owe me.
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.

~ Hafiz of Persia

A luminous heaven, summer perfection, serenity at sunset.

Moments like these take my breath away.

For more glory, please visit: Skywatch.

83 responses

  1. woooooooooww!!!! this picture is sooo beautiful.. its very calming..

    September 8, 2011 at 13:05

  2. what a stunning capture!
    i love watching the sunset.!

    that one is absolutely breathtaking!

    betty xx

    September 8, 2011 at 13:20

  3. nice template, too.

    September 8, 2011 at 13:21

  4. An awesome sunset capture!

    September 8, 2011 at 13:43

  5. Truly glorious!

    September 8, 2011 at 14:03

  6. Stunning Colours. That Fire-Orange is magic :) xxxxxxx

    September 8, 2011 at 14:20

  7. A picture is worth a thousand words. No words needed.

    September 8, 2011 at 14:39

  8. Beautiful range of colors… I love the composition of the image… It’s a stunner… Rishi

    September 8, 2011 at 15:31

  9. mmm…yep going to go look for my breath now…smiles. lovely pic and very cool quote…

    September 8, 2011 at 16:05

  10. this is extremely gorgeous. excellent capture. :)

    September 8, 2011 at 17:21

  11. Takes my breath away too!

    September 8, 2011 at 17:33

  12. As you say, really glorious!

    September 8, 2011 at 17:39

  13. your photo is exquisite! and I love that quote. happy day to you Fiona.

    September 8, 2011 at 18:00

  14. You captured perfectly the essence of a sunset – well done.
    Your quote is brilliant by the way!

    Have a lovely day.

    September 8, 2011 at 18:27

  15. Absolutely breathtaking!

    September 8, 2011 at 18:59

  16. Boahhh, beautiful colors and clouds like wings. Great is the silence !

    September 8, 2011 at 19:10

  17. That’s a stunning shot. Fantastic how the colors from the sky blend into the water.

    You mentioned on mine that you weren’t aware of being able to remove wires from photographs. I used software that allows me to pick out the color I want to cover the wire with and then blend it in with the color that doesn’t have wires. It’s time consuming the way I do it but I think some people have software that makes it faster than what I have.

    September 8, 2011 at 19:56

  18. imac

    What a wonderful way to end a day – next morning maybe a sunrise, and so on and so on.

    September 8, 2011 at 21:32

  19. You do live in a beautiful part of the world. great for nature photography like the dragon fly.

    September 8, 2011 at 21:34

  20. simply breathtaking
    thanks for sharing with sky watch

    September 8, 2011 at 21:39

  21. i love that hafiz quote. it inspired me to begin a sentence ‘as surely as the sun loves the planets…’
    magical, eternal colors:)

    September 8, 2011 at 21:55

  22. your horizon is perfect. i can’t help staring at it…

    September 8, 2011 at 21:57

  23. A beautiful moment to remember.. so lovely!! Great photo and well done. Wish you a happy weekend:-)

    September 8, 2011 at 21:58

  24. Sky and water. Sublime. It doesn’t matter how I am feeling when I open one of your posts, I leave with a much more serene and grounded mind. Thank you.

    September 8, 2011 at 22:05

  25. Gorgeous!

    September 8, 2011 at 22:33

  26. Stunning photo! I have never read that quote and enjoyed it so. Thank you for sharing. :)

    September 8, 2011 at 22:53

  27. Brilliantly captured!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

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    September 9, 2011 at 01:46

  28. Beautiful..it is photos like this that we can carry with us into winter:)

    September 9, 2011 at 05:17

  29. I can certainly see why such moments take your breath away, Fi. And the quotation is wonderful: so very true.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    September 9, 2011 at 05:33

  30. Your sky pretty much “takes one’s breath away”!! Stunning photo–how can the sky be that beautiful!!!!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

    September 9, 2011 at 06:02

  31. Lovely sky shot.

    My Skywatch

    September 9, 2011 at 06:09

  32. Ah, doesn’t get any better than this! Such a gorgeous way to end the day — any day! And the perfect words! Hope you have a beautiful weekend with lots of love, laughter and beauty! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

    September 9, 2011 at 06:19

  33. Best way to end a day by watching a beautiful sunset like this.
    Joyce M

    September 9, 2011 at 07:28

  34. Amazing.The nature thing are unbelievable beautiful.

    September 9, 2011 at 07:59

  35. A beautiful sky. A fantastic photo with beautiful colors and delicious clouds.

    September 9, 2011 at 08:51

  36. Luv this perspective! The sky has landed.

    September 9, 2011 at 09:18

  37. Beautiful scene and your photo, too.

    Regards!

    September 9, 2011 at 09:27

  38. Sensational! Love the poem too…..

    September 9, 2011 at 09:58

  39. One could just sink into that sky and be carried away – just superb.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:05

  40. The photo is spectacular. loved the rich colours.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:05

  41. Gorgeous sunset and I love the vignetting.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:13

  42. Wow..its so lovely
    happy SWF

    September 9, 2011 at 10:29

  43. And I want to say that views like this keep my mind strong to bear a coming long winter , thank you :)
    Happy rewarding weekend to you!

    September 9, 2011 at 10:37

  44. lol, looks like one of my sisters paintings. :)

    September 9, 2011 at 10:48

  45. Just stunning and my favorite skywatch photo this week. Your are amazing. Thanks for sharing this beautiful scene.

    September 9, 2011 at 11:12

  46. Superb!!!

    Thank you for visiting my site :)

    Biboy Fotograpiya
    Visit the Philippines. Filipino Photo Hobbyist.

    September 9, 2011 at 11:23

  47. perfect picture!!!!! i envy you ;)

    September 9, 2011 at 12:16

  48. stunning shot

    September 9, 2011 at 12:33

  49. JM

    WOW! This is so beautiful!

    September 9, 2011 at 14:23

  50. This is definitely breathtaking !

    September 9, 2011 at 14:52

  51. Wow! Breathtaking is a good word for this. :)

    September 9, 2011 at 15:08

  52. I’ve been wondering why it has taken me 40-something years to appreciate a good sunset. What will I appreciate in the next 40 years that I don’t now??

    September 9, 2011 at 16:24

  53. Whoa! Mesmerizing!

    September 9, 2011 at 16:47

  54. Mine too! Thanks for sharing this!

    September 9, 2011 at 17:16

  55. This is so peaceful and powerful ♥

    September 9, 2011 at 17:37

  56. I am wearing a different hat for my visit today. I have joined the Skywatch meme for the first time this week, calling by to visit you as another participant.

    Stunning photo to welcome me as always :)

    September 9, 2011 at 17:40

  57. Ah… truly breath-taking!

    September 9, 2011 at 18:20

  58. MARVELOUS SHOT, FIONA,.
    By the way, I can´t say different with the quote.

    congrats

    September 9, 2011 at 19:49

  59. Amazing! Simply stunning!! I watched a glorious sunrise yesterday morning while driving but couldn’t take a picture of it. Isn’t it great when you catch those moments on your camera.

    September 9, 2011 at 20:36

  60. This is absolutely a wonderful sunset. Must have been very special to be there and dream away by this gorgeous sight.

    September 9, 2011 at 21:22

  61. An amazing display–a feast for the eyes.
    As was your poem.

    thanks for sharing

    September 9, 2011 at 21:40

  62. Breathtaking indeed :)

    September 9, 2011 at 22:28

  63. Beautiful Fiona, I wonder how it is when in N-Eur the day stretches and stretches in the summer:). You sky shot is beautiful! Jesh

    September 9, 2011 at 22:29

  64. What a beautiful capture!

    September 10, 2011 at 02:32

  65. Spectacular.

    September 10, 2011 at 04:43

  66. simply beautifully captured shot and the words…so tranquil!

    September 10, 2011 at 07:29

  67. Kel

    beautiful panorama

    September 10, 2011 at 10:28

  68. Hi there – I know a lot of similar comments have been made – but that image is really very, very good.

    Well done!

    SM

    September 10, 2011 at 13:04

  69. Pics like this make me want to be a painter…

    September 10, 2011 at 14:23

  70. That combination of orange and blue couldn´t be much better than that. A luminous summer dream.

    September 10, 2011 at 15:11

  71. Me too! Truly breathtaking. And I love the poem, completely new to me.

    September 10, 2011 at 20:56

  72. Absolutely gorgeous capture!!!

    September 11, 2011 at 03:41

  73. Fi, I could sit here and watch this photo of yours for a very very long time. Simply the best.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:19

  74. Awesome, this is really a breath taking view.

    September 11, 2011 at 14:57

  75. Stunning waterscape Lady Fi!

    September 11, 2011 at 18:24

  76. Jim

    Now THAT is the closest thing to eternity! I can see why it could take one’s breth away.
    Thanks.
    Jim

    September 11, 2011 at 20:26

  77. Thank you for this perfect way to close the weekend and prepare for work. Amen.

    September 12, 2011 at 03:27

  78. And they leave me breathless too.. Wow, this brings back my old sunsets – thank you for that. And it also reminds me of that soon the days of twilight are once again over us…
    xoxo

    September 13, 2011 at 09:42

  79. No way to express the glory in this.

    September 14, 2011 at 04:06

  80. I am in love with that poem! Thank you for sharing.

    September 14, 2011 at 19:05

  81. Just stunning, wonderful colors!

    September 15, 2011 at 18:51

  82. Just gorgeous, stunning photo.

    September 15, 2011 at 21:19

  83. You have honored Hafiz of Persia’s words with this amazing photograph!!!

    September 16, 2011 at 05:26

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