When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

  • Mahatma Gandhi

Well I was on my way home from work at about 630 or so this morning and thought I had the camera ready. Alas I missed a great photo with a horse and some mist. He took off while I was changing a lens so alas it was not meant to be. I continued on my way and as I rounded the bend on I-180 I was met with great color, light, and the steam rising off the rive in the distance. I was close to stopping on the bridge to take a photo and thought I best not as it might not be safe in the weather. I went off and found a great location for a river shot and those oh so famous grain bins that are so prominent in my photos. Of course you are not seeing that image because I was inspired elsewhere later in the day on my way home.

Sunsets will always be my favorite. Each one as beautiful and unique as we are, constantly changing because it is as alive as we are. I have often sat for hours and watched as the light danced until dark. Marveling at how the light from our sun takes 8 minutes and 20 or so seconds to get to Earth. How it bounces off the moon when it is visible to us, adding another 1.3 seconds to its trip into the camera and or into my eyes.

You see the Village of Standard, in the distance, a place that has created a million memories for me. I love my big, happy, sometimes loud, sometimes sad, sometimes crazy Italian family. Meals are never small and often at holidays happen through “feedings” as I sometimes refer to them. My mom grew up here and of course she is my biggest fan so I am thankful that the sunset inspired and the trip home took me where it did. On my way home I literally stopped in the middle of the road and took several photos. This one ended up my favorite for it has the brilliant fire of sunset, colors that only got more vibrant as the sun set. Also of note, the Moon is in the photo, just need to play with the settings of the images in order for it to show. Might have to do a Quentin-365 gallery page.

Enjoy, and please bear with me as I get this all set up and looking and working as I envision. As so often is the case with me, I have a vision in my head and sometimes it takes a little work to get it out!