Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Why do sunsets make us hold our breath and want to stop everything we are doing? Tonight I was driving home to a beautiful sunset. This started me thinking about some of the best places I have seen sunsets. Kansas has awesome sunsets. In college I used to walk out behind my dorm to pray, think and soak in the breath taking scene. Hawaii also has fantastic sunsets. Some of my favorite sunset shots I have taken were on a beach in Maui. Alaska sunsets are not to common, but definitely unique to seasons and location. I love South Dakota sunsets on the ranch, too.

I believe one of the reasons that I love photography so much is that attitude of worship that you can't avoid when you stop to really look at the beauty of creation. That breathlessness that comes when you stop to drink in a scene that touches your soul. So much of God is in that moment. I wonder if it is in a small way how we will feel when we are at the feet of the throne one day. A glimpse of inexplicable beauty that takes our breath away. Something so much more than we can ever imagine.

Here are some of my sunset shots over the last few years.

South Dakota

South Dakota






Sodak Girl said...

How many different ways can we say, "Wow!" or "Ahhhh..." Thanks for your beautiful pictures and thoughtful commentary. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Carrie!

Janeen said...

Whoa. So, I totally feel like moving to Wyoming now. Thanks :)

Kim said...

So so beautiful, Carrie! And a very moving post.

Anonymous said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!! LC

The Keller Troop said...

I feel the very same way...Amen!

rubyslipperlady said...

Love the pics.

Love the words.

Thanks, friend.