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Thursday, February 5, 2009

2.05- Skywatch Friday- Minnesott Beach Ferry Twilight

Western twilight sky as seen from the 5:45 PM Cherry Point-Minnesott Beach Ferry in the middle of the Neuse River
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I took this picture on Tuesday evening while returning to Oriental from near Harker's Island, NC.

The 5:45 PM ferry from Cherry Point to Minnesott Beach is a little too late to catch the sunset these days, but I was treated to this magnificent twilight sky during the crossing.


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Guy D said...

Amazing shot from the ferry, definately one of my favourite skywatch pics thus far this week, thanks for sharing.

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Marc said...

What a great show to watch while on the ferry.

Kathy said...

I'm jealous. Thats a beautiful sunset. I bet it was just nice watching it from the ferry. The colors are so bright.

Babooshka said...

Sensational bands of colour

Kallen305 said...

What a gorgeous sunset. I love how the orange in the sky was so bright that it reflected off of the cars.

Capt. Ben said...

Glad you enjoyed the pic, Kallen, so I am sorry to have to disappoint:

The light on the cars actually comes from the ferry's own deck-lights, behind and above me as I am standing on the lounge deck taking the picture.

I was happy with the match, though... didn't quite look that way to the naked eye, but turned out so in the photo!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an incredible skyline: a rich orange light like that ... what's the saying: red sky at night, sailors delight. Does that qualify as a "red" sky?

Louise said...

What a spectacular sky! Excellent photo!

Denise said...

And a truly magnificent twilight it was too. The light that bathes all in such a glow, incredible and a great shot!