Sun & Moon - cooper

Sun & Moon

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,

but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore




  • Murakami Moons

    rises through the trees distance wonder then wander owl's call Canon EOS M; Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L; 2x Extender; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.7.3 2019-10-14-EOS-15190 (21/88 Fall 2019

  • Sunset - Pensacola Beach

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  • Moon

    between the shadows rising full - bright bark - howl primal Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L; Canon EF 2x III Extender; Multi Layer RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2019-05-18-EOS-12306 (59/92 Spring 2019)

  • Moon

    full bright power over the tides dreams times past delight rabbit metiri Canon EOS M; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM + 2x; RAW Image Post Aperture 3.6 & Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2019-04-18-EOS-10846 (30/92 Spring 2019)

  • Mists of Rainbows

    her mist of water between the sunset and me refracting rainbows Handheld iPhone 6s--image post in Intensify 1.2.3 (Creative-Artistic Preset). (154/365) 2017_06_03_IMG_1867.jpg

  • Sun Tears

    although many tears trees and windows obscure view day happily ends Handheld iPhone 6s--image post in Intensify 1.2.3 (Creative Dreamy Preset). (153/365) 2017_06_02_IMG_1858.jpg

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  • "Beach Sunset"

    March 15, 2015 -- Day Two in Pensacola I needed quiet time for myself to reflect and think. Earlier in the afternoon, I spent a couple of hours at the cemetery with my parents listening for answers and guidance. The silence was not only deafening, but exhausting. The beach has always been a place where I could find the quiet that I needed to mentally recharge and regroup. I needed to get back into the moment and stop the ruminating. Through the colors of the sunset, the sounds, the smells and endless horizons representing the possibilities in life, one of the voices visually spoke to me. It was subtle and painted in the sunset. The moment did not last long--literally minutes. The colors faded as rapidly as they appeared. Eventually, the painted calling turned gray. Taking a step back, how can the beauty of a sunset get lost in the chaos of our all-to-busy world? I would have lost this moment if I continued to be self-absorbed with the things I have no control of. I do have control of the things I devote my time to. What I continually have to remind myself of is that the only thing that really matters is the moment we are in. Canon 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS. 2015_03_15_27287 - Version 2

  • “Purple Sunrise” Denver, Colorado Not really a sunset, but this is an image of one of those rare moments in the morning. It lasted only a few minutes before the colors disappeared into just another day.

  • Sunset Moods

    Denver restaurant as the sun set on the Rockies. I adjusted this a bit in Aperture by warming it up a bit (6500K), then dropped the exposure by 2. Beyond the blownout intensity of the sun (which looks like a nuclear explosion), there are very subtle moods and outlines I like in this image.

  • Fairfax, Virginia -- A vibrant orange & red east coast sunset viewed through the front door shears. There is a contrast of light between the orange reflected on the window and the normal coloring of the front street.

  • Fairfax, Virginia -- Less vibrant and more subtle, an east coast sunset viewed through the shears of the front window.

  • Near Columbia, Missouri -- Traveling west on I-70, I captured the sun rising in my side-view mirror. I really like the contrasts in this image of the westward vs. eastward sky.

  • Denver, Colorado -- Intense Colorado sunset just after the sun disappeared below the Rocky Mountains. The reflection on the lake adds another dimension of color to the image.

  • Denver, Colorado -- You can always tell if there is going to be a spectacular sunset when there is a layer of clouds just above the horizon. This allows the sun to hide behind, then break out below to create vivid colors and the classic sun rays.

  • Near Indianapolis, Indiana -- The intensity of a late afternoon sun juxtaposed against the man-made electric power grid and icons of industry.

  • Near Salinas, Kansas -- An afternoon sun beams through a small break in the clouds to highlight a couple of 18-wheelers. I ran this image through Snapseed to rough up the texture to give it a more spiritual feel.

  • "I-70 Sunset"

  • "I-70 Sunset"

  • "Denver Sunset" January 30, 2012 Denver, Colorado

  • "Denver Sunset" January 25, 2012 Englewood, Colorado

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  • Contrail Lines

    Sunset image recycled from 2011. Many adages come to mind. "Smell the roses." "If you see it--shoot it." As with all sunsets the moment lasts a minute or two--sometimes seconds. Then, that moment, that image, is lost. Too often I hesitate: laziness or I convince myself that there will always be a tomorrow. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.4; post in Aperture 3.6 (209/365)

  • "Sunset Photography" Denver, Colorado

  • "Sunset Photography" Denver, Colorado

  • "Sunset Photography" Denver, Colorado

  • "Sunset Photography" Denver, Colorado

  • "Full Moon" Fairfax, Virginia

  • "Trees' Denver, Colorado

  • "Sunset Photography" Denver, Colorado

  • "Sunset Photography" Chantilly, Virginia

  • The Wall - Hawai'i

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  • "Sunset Photography" Sydney to San Fransisco

  • "Purple" Fairfax, Virginia



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