Here's a patchwork quilt of bright colors in the narrowing light of twilight, sans sparkle vampires 'cause this be hobbit country, a well garlicked place.
The palette has really narrowed now to the red zone as the sun sinks to the horizon. And again, the camera here is picking up more light than my eye at this point.
A note on my process with all these lake pics: I haven't saturated the colors on any of these, or played with the palette, and that includes tomorrows sunset pics. I've sharpened all the pics in iphoto, darkened or lightened the exposure and contrast a little bit on most, narrowed some with black, blurred, or white faded borders, and the only ones I cropped are some of the duck, geese, and turtle pics.
Tomorrow, with the ending year, I'll post the last pics the setting sun allowed from this walk around the lake, a couple of hours stretched now into a couple of months.
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