twi•light |ˈtwīˌlīt| noun
the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the refraction and scattering of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere

No matter how cliche´one might think, I’m a sunrise/sunset photo junkie and always will be. With this post I’m thinking about ‘twilight’. Twilight can occur before sunrise and after sunset and I always appreciate being out in the landscape at either of those times. Twilight inspires a peaceful and somewhat surreal feeling when I watch it enveloping the scenery around me. Glowing skies before sunrise, periwinkle blues, pink alpenglow and lingering sunset colors, are all twilight treats. In winter I love the way the snow-capped mountains contrast so beautifully against the darker sky. Twilight is when everything is about to change … the bright, hopeful sunrise of a new day or, the dark, secret happenings at days end.

‘Broken Fence At Twilight’ © Denise Bush
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‘Wintry Mountain After Sunset’ © Denise Bush
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‘Lavender Sky In The San Juans’ © Denise Bush

‘Twilight Over Low Horizon’ © Denise Bush

32 Responses to “Twilight”

  1. 1 Vickie Bush

    Such beautiful times of the day! Very nice Denise.

  2. A lovely time of day, for sure. ‘Lavender Sky..” is scrumptious!

  3. Stunning captures!!

  4. My favorite time as well.

    • I am sitting here with my coffee thinking about where I can put myself for twilight tonight … a bit later this week. Thanks for your visit and comment!

  5. Lovely pictures of those ‘twilight’ time. You are right the light around this this time is surreal and peaceful.

  6. Well done, Denise. I enjoyed viewing your art.

  7. 13 Angela Moyer

    Lovely description with beautiful images to further express your vision. Excellent!

  8. Well written and beautiful images!

  9. Lavender sky in the San Juans is sooo dreamy and everything I love! Wow! Great selection for a gallery. I too love that time of day and still after many people have lectured me on sunset/sunrise photographs I can’t bring myself to stop shooting at that time. So beautiful Denise!!

  10. Twilight is beautiful light as these gorgeous images show. My favourite is also Lavender sky in the San Juans.

  11. Very nice pictures, Denise. Thanks!

  12. Lovely, Denise! I think the wide open spaces where you live must lend themselves to shooting at the ends of the day. I like all the blues in the first photo, and the way it includes something nearby and the distant mountains. I feel like I’m there, breathing that crisp air and crunching through the remaining snow. Have a nice Sunday and a good week!

    • Hi Lynn! Yes, the sky is an important element. This was shot from up on a mesa … I love it there because it is wide open and you can see in several directions. Thanks for always looking and sharing your thoughts!

  13. I agree with that time of day lending itself to not only beautiful photography, but to feelings or peace, joy and humbling beauty! Love the beauty of the Colorado Mountains!!

  14. Twilight Over Low Horizon is a stunner, Denise. It has so much mood, such a sense of peaceful nostalgia.

    • Thank you very much. I love a low horizon like that and these clouds seem to call for attention. I was on the fence about showing it but your nice comment has given me confidence that others will see what I saw.

  15. Very special photos… really really amazing…!!
    I love mountain view…

  16. This portion of the day when the light plays so well with shadow is every photographer’s delight. I especially enjoyed your “Lavender Sky in the San Juans.”

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