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Young Lake Sunset

Yesterday was the a once-in-a-lifetime event --the planet Venus came between us and the sun, causing it to appear as dot on the sun. Obviously, you can’t look at the sun directly so I made a device to view it and went down to Young Lake, on Hoke Road to view it. I then watched the sun until it had set behind some clouds. I then noticed this lovely purple glow coming from where the sun had just set. The afterglow of the sun and its reflection made me run back to my car and grab my camera. The colors in the sky and the reflection on the lake really engage the viewer. It almost looks abstract with the silhouette of the tree line dividing the photo in two. The only real indication of the proper orientation of the photo is the reeds at the bottom of the photo.


William M. Brown

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Taken on June 5, 2012