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Sunset Island

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 10 July 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I call this island "Sunset Island". It is located just off the causeway along the highway across Rainy Lake just outside of town. There is a pull off located along side of the highway. It offers a great vista over the water. During the month of July the sun sets at the right location to put this island silhouette in front of it. As you can see there is definately lots of colour to behold. This is the reason the area is called sunset country. I just hope this shot does it justice. It is almost something you have to see to believe sometimes.

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful colors

10 Jul 2009 5:15am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you

mats from Texas, United States

I can see what you mean. A spread of beautiful colors captured here..reflections included.

10 Jul 2009 5:46am

@mats: Thank you Mats. Some nights it is more spectacular than others. But it is always interesting.

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice reflection shot
well done

10 Jul 2009 8:18am

@amirreza: Thank you.

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful lights, colours, reflection & silhouette composition

10 Jul 2009 8:20am

@sawsengee: Thank you very much.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice composition anda fantastic light and colors

10 Jul 2009 9:00am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you .

Baby Sis from Canada

Absolutely stunning, breath taking. great shot.

10 Jul 2009 9:56am

@Baby Sis: Do you remember seeing this island? LOL. Thank you. HAve a great weekend.

zOOm from Paris, France

Very nice colors indeed Lee.

10 Jul 2009 10:56am

@zOOm: Thank you Florence. It was natural. I just slightly underexposed it.

Mary from PA, United States


10 Jul 2009 11:31am

@Mary: Thank you Mary. Some evenings are just that. Breathtaking.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Stunning Lee!! I would love to pitch a tent there and watch the sun set....... ;-))

10 Jul 2009 12:24pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric. I go out there every chance I get. It is so pleasing and relaxing.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fabulous picture, I love the colours!

10 Jul 2009 12:49pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you Elena.

dan from kenmare, United States

looks like you had a nice sunset.

10 Jul 2009 12:54pm

@dan: Thanks Dan. Every evening is nice. When there are clouds it is that much more interesting. Unless it is raining like today.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This is just beautiful Lee...... what a lovely spot..... I'd have to go out there each night!!!

10 Jul 2009 1:04pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan. I do go out there as often as I can.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Justice is done! ;-) Awesome sunset, Lee. For me this is a great "parting shot" and I'll catch up on the rest in a couple of weeks.

10 Jul 2009 1:08pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks Barbara. ENjoy your vacation. Talk with you when you return.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

beautiful colours Lee. Fantastic capture!!!!

10 Jul 2009 1:26pm

@Elora: Thank you.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous sunset ! I am so much familiar with these red tones of the sky :)) Reflection in a water is fascinating !

10 Jul 2009 1:46pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana. Some nights I am still even fascinated, and I get to see this almost every night.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

What a beautiful place, you are so blessed to witness this on a daily basis! THe colors are perfect!

10 Jul 2009 3:19pm

@Denise: Thank you Denise. I do realize how lucky I am, and I enjoy every moment to the fullest.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous shot.

10 Jul 2009 7:01pm

@Hema Iyer: Many thanks Hema. Nice to hear from you again.

K.B.R from Switzerland

very beautiful landscape

10 Jul 2009 7:26pm

@K.B.R: Thank you very much.

Markela from Athens, Greece

What a gorgeous sunset!! You must have been glad to be there at the right time....Beautifully captured, Lee!! Nice silhouettes, great composition....:-))

10 Jul 2009 9:19pm

@Markela: Thank you. You'd have to be here when it happens. But, I see it about to happen and boot scoot and boogie to get ther ein time for shots like this. It is a very short drive.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


10 Jul 2009 9:54pm

@john4jack: Thank you Jack.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

It seems as if the water is on fire! Awesome!

11 Jul 2009 12:26am

@Tracy: Thank you. The reflections were just bright, as you have seen. The sky was alive with colour.

eva from Rouen, France

marvelous fire !

11 Jul 2009 4:19pm

@eva: Thank you. It was extremely colourful.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

fantastic!! the beauty displayed is alsmost unbelievable

11 Jul 2009 6:40pm

@Linda: Thank you Linda. Some sunsets and sunrises are truly spectacular. This was one of them.

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Fantastic! 'nuff said.

11 Jul 2009 7:47pm

@Vinman: I hear you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Soooooo beautiful!

12 Jul 2009 12:45pm

@Sarah: Many Thanks Sarah.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Very good atmosphere. Beautiful colors...and I believe you without being ther!

12 Jul 2009 1:25pm

@JanW: Thank you Jan. It is true.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I just hope this shot does it justice. It is almost something you have to see to believe sometimes.

I know what you mean. I don't think my shot of Friday Harbor was nearly as breathtaking as the view I saw that morning. I was so tempted to shout out and awaken the entire marina so someone else could see the beauty. It was so amazing, I almost cried.

18 Jul 2009 11:44pm

@Lesley: The shot does proer justice to the colour. The shot does not do proper justice to the scale or magnitude of the colour. The panoramic of this sight was incredible. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. Your Friday Harbor shot is incredible.