Thursday, September 23, 2010

Someone Told Me Once

That when you get a sky like this, all pretty pinks and yellows at sunset, that it's because of all the pollution in the atmosphere.



What a Debbie Downer thing to say, eh?

Took that a couple of weeks ago outside my back porch. Love it.

13 comments:

Rainforest Gardener said...

Thats not necessarily true! Sometimes thats the case, but there were paintings and accounts of plenty pretty sunsets before the industrial revolution! Take that, all ya'll Debbie downers! Great picture btw.

Zoe said...

I've heard the same, and I don't believe it. There are plenty of very old paintings of spectacularly colorful sunsets, from long before we started doing our darnedest to ruin it all! I say, enjoy the sunset that nature made... Yours is beautiful.

Marguerite said...

There always seems to be somebody willing to look at the downside of things. I have no idea if that's right or not but that's one heck of a picture.

Jim Groble said...

Pollution or not, it is a very cool pic. jim

Carol said...

Beautiful!! I would rather think it is the moisture in the clouds ... droplets reflecting the sun ... as in spectrum. Though there is truth in what your friend said too. ;>)

Kyna said...

Haha, thanks everyone. I just took the statement with a grain of salt, but I still think about it everytime I see a beautiful sunset lol.

Kris said...

Omigosh it looks just like a monster pink tornado! Or a ginormous cone of cotton candy! Or the biggest fluffiest feather quill on record. (Hey, this was a rorschach test, right? Right?) ;-D LOL

Jayne said...

Wonderful photo, Kyna. I googled 'what causes red sunsets' and apparently its a phenomena called Raleigh Scattering -- Quote: When light bounces, or reflects, off small particles, it is called scattering. Rayleigh scattering is the type of scattering that occurs when the particles are smaller than the wavelength of the light being scattered. In 1871, Lord Rayleigh worked out the mathematical law that describes how Rayleigh scattering works. End Quote
Kinda went right over my head, but it sounds impressive :-)

biobabbler said...

In my experience, it's more orange and reds that indicate "pollution" (i.e., particulate matter); that certainly is the case if there is a (relatively) nearby fire. Pinks--not so much. When it was REALLY smoky here, when we had a fire 3 miles from our house, our whole world was orange.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Kyna, I refuse to believe it. All I think when I see a beautiful sky at night is that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow! Great photo! Pam x

Msrobin said...

Fabulous sunset, I never get enough of them!

Shrinky said...

First time I heard that was from my soon-to-be-hubby! There was I, all dewy-eyed and in awe of the magnificent sunset, and BOOM, Mr. Ever-Practical had to go and put his tuppence worth in (giggle)!

Beautiful shot.

Melissa said...

That's just beautiful. Whoever told you that is an idiot.