Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Beautiful Sunset over Clouds

These photographs of the sunset above the clouds were taken somewhere over the northern Pacific enroute from Los Angeles to Hong Kong in the summer of 2008. The sunset lasted an extraordinarily long time because we were flying towards the west, essentially chasing after the sun. The fantastic colours were literally changing every second. I was very tired, but I just could not turn away from the show.

My daughter said the pictures reminded her of paintings of some of the famous masters. She probably had in mind Gainsborough, Courbet, Giorgione, etc. I think the masters have done a great job trying to capture the show put up by nature. We can try, but ultimately cannot improve on God’s original, living work.

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