Tuesday, April 02, 1996

April 2, Palisade: Sunset over Mount Garfield

Palisade, Colorado ~ April 2, 1996
Scanned from a series of Polaroids

Palisade, Colorado, did not have as many breathtaking sunsets as one might expect. A few miles south in Delta, the conditions seemed to be better. Maybe there was more dust in the air. But when we got a good sunset, it was usually glorious. I loved to stand outside our house and watch the colors change through the brief minutes of the display. This sunset, I believe, followed a rollicking rainstorm.

Some of these are very subtle. You may want to click to enlarge. I hadn't planned to spend the day taking dust spots out of photos, so some areas are still not too good when enlarged. I am pleased with the results, though. The colors are almost as intense as on the originals.

Figuring out how to make the scanner see the Polaroid.

I absolutely loved how the sun caught both the top of this tree and the mesa beyond (below in the photo) with its last golden light. And then there's the storm-indigo still in the cloud.

This is the last of the sun's red glow on the low mountain in the distance.

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