Beyond the Horizon

Last evening I went down to the beach to watch the sunset, and nearly an hour after the sunset the sky gave me a gift.  Two bright blue light beams cut through the rosy western sky and they lingered for about 15 minutes, giving me plenty of time to pause my dinner, steady my camera on the railing and take a half second exposure of this special scene.

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Crepuscular rays of light from beyond the horizon

I guessed that the blue rays were caused by clouds beyond the horizon blocking the rosy twilight, and my photography mentor Gary Hart said he thought that was the case. Today, I had another thought about this unusual sight.

 

These are tough days for our family, as my father’s health is in rapid decline and our hearts are heavy, knowing he will leave us any day now.  I just witnessed stunning light beams from beyond the horizon. There could be a message of comfort and hope from a place beyond my sight. I believe so.

Author: cathykellyphotography

Independent photographer based in Pittsburgh PA and Naples FL. Nature, landscape and portrait photography. Portfolio includes international work in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Email cathykellyphotography@gmail.com to review work in your area of interest. Nature portfolio includes flowers and wildlife. Prints and digital files for sale. See website: www.cathykellyphotography.com.

2 thoughts on “Beyond the Horizon”

  1. I really like your minimalist photo. I think that we are all greatly loved by God, spirit, All That Is, whatever you call it and when we are going through a rough time we are sent messages like you said of comfort and hope, that come through in moments of quiet or pause.

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