Easter Sunset by pflaume

Easter Sunset

Perched above my town on a mountain plateau is this large cross. My family and I decided it was the perfect evening to make the roughly 2 mile hike up to it. By the time we reached the top, the sun was just beginning to set. We weren't alone though; joining us was a veritable crowd of sunset admirers from families to young lovers, all gazing to the horizon. It was a beautiful Easter sunset in our little corner of the world - a perfect close to a lovely day.

To better see the silhouettes, please view large.

Top Twenty Week 147
Beautiful, great composition
April 1st, 2013  
@marmitemouse Thank you so much, Claire!
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful composition and colours.Love the silhouettes of the people in the foreground and the sky is excellent
April 1st, 2013  
A fabulous sunset and a fabulous setting for you to enjoy it from...thanks for sharing :)
April 1st, 2013  
Stunning shot for Easter. I love the silhouettes and the jet streams. Fabulous capture.
April 1st, 2013  
@topcat @kevinmckay Kevin and Kevin, thank you both for your kind comments. It's always exciting to read the first comments after a post.
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful - I love the figures at the base and the colours
April 1st, 2013  
Fav.: love the sky, silhouettes and contrails.
April 1st, 2013  
Somehow a touching picture..
Really like the people at the base (love it that they are only seen in the dark part) Beautiful the three ! strokes in the sky (there are more but three jumping in my eye), stunning colors and as always a great composition.
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful Lisa.
April 1st, 2013  
This is truly stunning. A fav! Not just for the beautiful colours of the sunset sky, silhouettes of the people and the Cross but also the fulfilled promises this image represents at Easter. Spectacular image! Well worth the hike. Thank you so much for sharing it!
April 1st, 2013  
This is one of those instant favs for me. I love the sunset color but most of all I like your exposure which still allows us to vaguely see the silhouettes of the people lined up with you to view the end of the day.
April 1st, 2013  
That is gorgeous, Lisa. I'm not a Christian but I found this very moving - it seems to me that it really speaks of Easter. Fav of course!
April 1st, 2013  
Jo
Wow amazing shot, well worth the hike and a very appropriate image for the day.
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful shot. It feels so romantic and perfect timing for the holidays.
April 1st, 2013  
Bob
A bit more poignant and appropriate than my bowl of eggs! Continue to struggle with faith; this is thought provoking...
April 1st, 2013  
Lisa this is a gorgeous shot!
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful pic!
April 1st, 2013  
How beautiful.. 2 miles is a bit of a hike but to see a sunset like this, well worth the effort. I agree with Amy, love the way you can just see the people.. lovely capture Lisa!!
April 1st, 2013  
Gorgeous sun set and a great place to end your day. Love the silhouette of the couple a lot
April 1st, 2013  
Wonderful shot!
April 1st, 2013  
Instant fav! Just magical!
April 1st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot!! Love the silhouettes and jet streams.
April 1st, 2013  
so glad you shared this beautiful photo with all of us
April 1st, 2013  
wow gorgeous shot and composition!!
April 1st, 2013  
Wow! Very powerful composition. The colours are just stunning too!
April 1st, 2013  
WOW!! That is stunning! Absolutely love it. Fav. So perfect for today too.
April 1st, 2013  
this is just amazing! love the sky and silhouettes of the people! a fav!
April 1st, 2013  
Wow very dramatic. The colours are wonderful!
April 1st, 2013  
Stunning! Well worth the time to view it large.Fav.
April 1st, 2013  
This is just gorgeous - the composition, the colors, and definitely looks amazing viewed large.
April 1st, 2013  
Really good shot. And very appropriate.
April 1st, 2013  
Ann
Magnificent !!! a favorite : )
April 1st, 2013  
Fabulous composition!
April 1st, 2013  
It is so very beautiful--especially if viewed large. The colors are so beautiful and your composition is wonderful. Fav.
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful composition and colours, I particularly like the silhouetted people. Fav
April 1st, 2013  
Wow, what a gorgeous sky. fav.
April 1st, 2013  
Fabulous sky, gorgeous colours and a terrific composition. Well done Lisa.
April 1st, 2013  
Fabulous composition and sunset.
April 1st, 2013  
What a stunning shot Lisa
All the lines and colours are wonderful :-)
Fav :-)
April 1st, 2013  
Superb and most definitely fav-worthy
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful shot .... the colours are beautiful :)
April 1st, 2013  
A stunning shot for Easter - well worth the climb. The hugeness of the cross and the tiny silhouettes make for a very powerful image. Fav.
April 1st, 2013  
Amy
Awesome picture. great capture of Easter!
April 1st, 2013  
Gorgeous silhouettes and a really beautiful sky
April 1st, 2013  
Very beautiful and love the figures which make it a softer image and more human ... the cross alone would be very different ... amazing sky ... has to be a fab
April 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful! The sunset is gorgeous. The silhouette of the people and the cross just really makes more unique!
April 2nd, 2013  
gorgeous!
April 2nd, 2013  
I find this image, powerful and emotionally moving. FAV
April 2nd, 2013  
Wow, very powerful,very impressive...
April 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful.
April 2nd, 2013  
Lisa, beautiful and powerful. FAV.
April 2nd, 2013  
Just cropped this with my hand to show just the bottom 1/5th. Such an entirely different shot.
April 2nd, 2013  
I just talked with my daughter and the name of the Boise photographer is Chad Case. He just had a feature in NYTimes. Here is a link to his website. She thinks he might teach classes. http://www.chadcasephotography.com/
April 2nd, 2013  
The sky sure cooperated for you. It would have been a bummer to hike there and get nothing. Beautiful placement of the cross, perfect for Easter.
April 2nd, 2013  
@judis Thank you so much for the link! I just browsed it. Such amazing photographs! I will definitely check back with him. It looks like he offers workshops now and then. What a wonderful opportunity that would be! Really appreciate you finding and sharing this information, Judi!
April 2nd, 2013  
WOW! This is really beautiful, Lisa - a FAV for me, as well. Everything about it is wonderful and your composition is outstanding. You are incredibly talented!
April 2nd, 2013  
This is an amazing picture Lisa! very timely for sure, well done!
April 2nd, 2013  
Stunning!! FAV
April 2nd, 2013  
Pea
Oh wow Lisa, this is an amazing shot on so many levels! Massive fav! You are very talented, I really love your photos!
April 2nd, 2013  
fav.....of all of the Easter photos that I have seen this week, this is absolutely my favorite!
April 3rd, 2013  
This is stunning, Lisa! I just love the people in there and how small they look next to the cross. Amazing, amazing shot. Fave!
April 3rd, 2013  
Amazing capture Lisa...Fav!!
April 3rd, 2013  
@deeganp Thank you so much, Pea! That is very sweet of you to say! :)
April 3rd, 2013  
@paula365 Wow! What a nice compliment. Thank you, Paula!
April 3rd, 2013  
Beautiful work Lisa. Iconic image and sentiment perfectly captured. Just lovely.
April 3rd, 2013  
Wow, this is stunning, a magical Easter image.
April 3rd, 2013  
Amy
Stunning easter shot!
April 3rd, 2013  
This is truly beautiful! Wonderful close to a special day.
April 4th, 2013  
Lovely Easter click! Bravo!
April 5th, 2013  
Congrats on TT Lisa! :)
April 5th, 2013  
Perfect! Congrats on TT. Fav, my friend!!
April 5th, 2013  
@danitech Thanks so much, Danielle! What a shock this to me because this photo never even made it to the PP - as far as I saw anyway. The workings of those photo monkeys are very mysterious, aren't they?!
April 5th, 2013  
@amandal Thank you so much, Amanda! I am so shocked!
April 5th, 2013  
Lisa - it was definitely on the PP. :-)
Sometimes they are there only briefly.
April 5th, 2013  
Congrats on TT! so glad for you!
April 5th, 2013  
Congrats on your well deserved TT! :-)
April 5th, 2013  
Another top 20 for you! well done :) :)
April 5th, 2013  
WOW!!!! Really gorgeous capture!!! Congrats on top twenty!!!
April 6th, 2013  
Perfection.
April 6th, 2013  
Well done with his timely capture.
April 7th, 2013  
Fantastic Lisa - been away over Easter so totally missed this shot! Just gorgeous! Congrats on the T20 - well deserved! : ) fav
April 7th, 2013  
Congratulations on the top 20 :)
April 7th, 2013  
All I can say is OUTSTANDING!!!!! FAV
April 9th, 2013  
Congrats on the Top 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
April 12th, 2013  
please could i have permission to use this in a powerpoint in church?
July 27th, 2013  
@trudio Hi Trudi, I would be delighted for you to use this image. Would you like me to send it to you?
July 29th, 2013  
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