Sun dogs

Seeing double…

A sun dog reflected in the lens,

And one swimming in the molten sunset of the last golden days of September.

(I entered this photo in a competition recently and was very surprised to see it on a page of its own in our local newspaper.)


The true pleasures in life are simple: a friend, a stunning sunset, a humbled spirit.

For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.

By the way, these photos (and more) are available on my new Red Bubble site. (Red Bubble is where you can share or buy art, photos, writing.)

52 responses

  1. What lovely photos! I understand why the newspaper published it…it’s breathtaking!

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    October 28, 2010 at 14:32

  2. Blu

    Oscar what a superb pose!

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    October 28, 2010 at 14:34

  3. i think those are great gifts…smiles. and beautiful pics…hope you have a great day!

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    October 28, 2010 at 14:35

  4. Absolutely breathe taking!

    “The true pleasures in life are simple: a friend, a stunning sunset, a humbled spirit.”

    Amen!

    Happy Thursday to you and yours. XX

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    October 28, 2010 at 15:27

  5. you completely deserve recognition for your photos.

    and I am familiar with red bubble, keep us informed how it goes.

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    October 28, 2010 at 15:28

  6. Your images are like poetry, but you write with pictures, instead of words.
    I am not surprised that the newspaper chose to feature your photograph. It speaks more than words…
    xo

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    October 28, 2010 at 16:45

  7. Congrats on the feature! Well deserved.

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    October 28, 2010 at 16:46

  8. Its so true.. the pleasures of life are indeed very simple!!
    Great pics:)

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    October 28, 2010 at 18:18

  9. Fantastic photos and I am glad that your neighbors got to share in your talents as well through your newspaper’s printing of the image.

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    October 28, 2010 at 19:16

  10. Wonderful photos and what fun to have it show up in the paper!

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    October 28, 2010 at 19:45

  11. I love the one of Oscar looking out over the water, silhouetted against the light water.

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    October 28, 2010 at 19:51

  12. You definately have a talent!

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    October 28, 2010 at 20:34

  13. Glad everyone in town got to share in your amazing talent!

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    October 28, 2010 at 21:36

  14. Gorgeous pictures – well deserving of publication🙂

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    October 28, 2010 at 22:49

  15. Congratulations on having your photo featured in the paper.

    I always enjoy your pictures. You have a gift.

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    October 29, 2010 at 02:19

  16. The photo was really well taken. You deserved to be mentioned in the papers.

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    October 29, 2010 at 03:51

  17. clever and fun!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    October 29, 2010 at 05:15

  18. These are terrific.

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    October 29, 2010 at 05:42

  19. Fantastic! And so well deserved! Marvelous photos as always. Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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    October 29, 2010 at 06:22

  20. Beautiful picture — it certainly deserved a page of its own! Congrats.

    Oscar looks so GRAND in the bottom picture — like a sentry guarding his kingdom!

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    October 29, 2010 at 06:49

  21. so soothing…………

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    October 29, 2010 at 07:08

  22. handsome Oscar! he loves water and sunsets, and he’s a got a friend. what a delightful life.:p

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    October 29, 2010 at 08:22

  23. Awesome captures of the sunset.

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    October 29, 2010 at 08:26

  24. Fiona, I love the silhouete of dog..great
    nice weekend
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/10/honey-moon-in-a-balloon-safari-maasai-mara-kenya/

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    October 29, 2010 at 08:28

  25. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 16

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    October 29, 2010 at 08:37

  26. Well done Fi for having your photo selected in the newspaper. Nice sunset photos. – Dave.

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    October 29, 2010 at 08:58

  27. awesome picture!! I love it🙂

    thanks for stopping by my place

    Cheers from Uruguay

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    October 29, 2010 at 11:52

  28. Beautiful photos you have going on here in your blog space, enjoying seeing from your dogs eye view too

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    October 29, 2010 at 12:07

  29. What a beautiful slideshow you made! The photos are excellent! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! I saw that you had snow already!

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    October 29, 2010 at 12:09

  30. really great shots. I like them both.

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    October 29, 2010 at 13:06

  31. I just hope that your local newspaper recognized you and they asked your permission to post it. Great shot!
    The Lake

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    October 29, 2010 at 14:19

  32. I just hope that your local newspaper recognized you and they asked your permission to post it. Great shot!
    Sky Watch

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    October 29, 2010 at 14:20

  33. congratulations on the feature! no wonder it has a page of it’s own. love the ripples in the water🙂

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    October 29, 2010 at 15:26

  34. Definitely gold dog doubles! Wonderfully beautiful shots

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    October 29, 2010 at 16:17

  35. Congrats on the selections!
    Truly wonderful shots.

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    October 29, 2010 at 16:37

  36. Ash

    Gorgeous photos!

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    October 29, 2010 at 17:07

  37. Oscar is so handsome. What a wonderful friend to have at your side as you capture these beautiful skies with your camera.

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    October 29, 2010 at 18:57

  38. Very nice, soul-soothing pics.🙂

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    October 29, 2010 at 18:59

  39. I was trying to find a word to describe these photos, and ‘enchanting’ kept popping into my head. Another was ‘magical’. I’m not surprised they were chosen for the local newspaper. I would snap these up in a heartbeat. Great, great photos!

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    October 29, 2010 at 20:24

  40. Congratulations on the newspaper feature. That’s awesome.
    Happy weekend, jj

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    October 29, 2010 at 21:46

  41. Congrats on your published photos. Very deserving.

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    October 29, 2010 at 22:40

  42. I’m not surprised it was featured in your local paper!!!

    And I love seeing the photo in the header and then the post.

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    October 29, 2010 at 23:15

  43. Maggie May

    I love your pictures of the dog, the lake and the sunsets. Congratulations on the big mention in the paper.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    October 29, 2010 at 23:27

  44. This is gorgeous, and the Emerson quote is perfect with this presentation.

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    October 30, 2010 at 02:22

  45. I suppose you will become a famous photographer now, just remember us little people who knew you when you had the anklebiters take photos for you!
    Published in the paper..wonderful!! Oscar is such a handsome fellow..he is a real best friend! Both those photos are awesome..I especially like the last one🙂

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    October 30, 2010 at 03:53

    • LOL! I don’t think there’s any risk of fame coming my way…

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      October 30, 2010 at 07:01

  46. Beautiful views of the golden sky. The dog is surely having good time there.

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    October 30, 2010 at 04:53

  47. Those are lovely shots!

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    October 30, 2010 at 08:07

  48. Lovely photographs!!! Just beautiful… Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment as well!

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    October 30, 2010 at 17:03

  49. Your photos are just awesome. Love the sundog shot. The dog looks like my Goldie swimming.

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    October 30, 2010 at 17:13

  50. I love the title of this post…Sun Dogs! And that first photo of Oscar swimming in the sunset is just perfect. Definitely worthy of its own page!

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    October 31, 2010 at 22:11

  51. The second shot of your dog looking out into the water is so pretty! Looks as if he’s remembering his swim and longing for a second dip🙂

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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    November 1, 2010 at 13:06

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