The Dark is Burning

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The Dark is Burning

Playing with my settings, I took this photo tonight. The real sunset was Tangerine and lavender–beautiful but this photo called to me instead.

It captures my feeling about the diesel burning through the Humboldt Nights to make Humboldt Green.

As a whole, I think I prefer photos that capture the truth of the actual moment.

But, sometimes, I like to manipulate the  colors or the crop to express something I’m feeling.



  • Ohhhh, gorgeous! It would make a great cover for a book.

  • that is gorgeous! It really does give the impression that something is burning just out of sight.

  • “I prefer photos that capture the truth of the actual moment.”

    I agree and you did a great job capturing what you’ve written in earlier posts about the diesel spill.

  • I was so inspired by the gorgeous sunset the other night that I took a bunch of pics. It was so peaceful and rather nice break from reality :-). I really like this shot.

  • Thanks you guys. You might check out Sandi’s (click on her name) for a view of the sunset from the Northern part of the county.

    The photos you took were beautiful Sandi. And they did look like the Serengeti in a few, too.

  • Really nifty photo, Kym. The title is awesome. Not only should the photo be on the cover of a book, the title you gave it should be the title of that book.

    While the spill would be a good topic for that book, I’m thinking it might need some vampires, too.

  • Funny the idea has been running around in my head–vampires and marijuana. I don’t think it has been done before anyway.

  • “Dude! Have you ever really looked at your fangs in the mirror? I mean really looked at them in the… oh shit. I forgot. *giggle giggle snort*”

  • “Dude, did you hear that Drac got popped the other day?”

    “No shit? That totally sucks. He always has the best stuff.”

    “heh heh, he said ‘sucks’. heh heh”

    “Yeah, I bet it was that f’ing Van Helsing ahole. He’s always goin’ around stabbing people with his f’ing sticks.”

    “No way, I heard it was that Buffy chick.”

    “Dude, she is totally hot. I’d do that.”

    “Yeah, but then she’d just stab you.”

    “Yeah but it would be worth it.”

    “OK, so who’s hotter, Buffy or Faith?”

    “What if you could do them both?”

    “At the same time, or one after the other?”

    “Same time”

    “Dude, I’d watch the sunrise for that.”

    “Me too.”

    “Man that really sucks about Drac.”

    “DUDE! You’re killin’ my buzz man!”

  • Somehow, I think you’ve been stoned once or twice 8) or at least been around on one or two occasions.

  • I have no idea what you’re talking about…


  • Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Diametric!

  • Kym,

    Diametric is a spammer. I got the exact same comment a few days ago.

    I’m deleting it and my reply to it once you’ve seen it.

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