Passion Explodes Above Buffalo (9 IMAGES)

This past Sunday evening, (September 28th) my husband and I spent some time together at Chestnut Ridge Park for two purposes in mind. One, we both have been working very hard lately, and so we wanted to enjoy time at one of our favorite places, a huge hill that affords a panoramic view for miles and miles. Second, I of course had camera in hand to photograph the foliage. I was so sure I only needed one lens and for the first time ever when on a photo shoot, I left my backpack in the trunk of the car, not taking it with me.

Yep, you know what is coming. I was slapped silly on the side of the head for being so sure I only needed one lens. I brought my 70-300mm lens along with my tripod to shoot the foliage, and as I did, an event happened that just about sent me to my knees. In fact, I was so blown away, I whispered, “I feel like I am standing on Holy Ground.”

No time did I have to run, and I mean run, back to the car to get my 17-55mm lens so that I could record the entire sky. For above me, as I was shooting foliage, the sky exploded in the deepest reds I have ever seen. And I mean ever. Even my husband’s jaw dropped, and he is not easily impressed . Later he said that the rays of that Light did something to us, for the next day both of us were just so out of it. Now, for he to say something like that (something I would say), you have to believe me when I say to you this sunset was the most dramatic we have ever seen.

So, I did my best with the lens I had, my 70-300mm lens. Before each photograph, I am going to have the actual time I took this picture to show you how fast this sunset unfolded. As for the last four photos you will see Lake Erie and the skyline of Buffalo, NY. The last two photographs are my first experiences using “Bulb” and I know they are not as sharp or as good as I could have gotten them. It will take practice for me to learn how long to hold the shutter for shots as you are about to see.

At any rate, know I did my best to convey to you this incredible, once-in-a-life-time event. Father Sky exploded with Drama and Passion for anyone to witness, and witness it I did along with some other people who had their cameras out as well. I was the only one with a camera on a tripod. All other cameras being used were Smart Phones. What am I missing? No heavy backpacks just a small very light very small phone camera. *sigh*

And oh yes, this taught me no matter what I think, I will always from now on bring that heavy backpack with me to the exact sight where I am shooting. How arrogant of me to think I knew more then Mother Nature. She showed me! And now I show you! Please do enjoy!

I have the comments open which I do plan on answering up through the weekend. This will be my last post for this week.

Thank you from the bottom of my Heart for viewing my work. Bless you! Love, Amy

And now on for the show! …..

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Photography/ “Passion Explodes Above Buffalo” 2014Β©AmyRose

[No special effects done in PS]

120 thoughts on “Passion Explodes Above Buffalo (9 IMAGES)

  1. wonderful – and you represent WNY very well! “You do the area proud” – ha! And just so you know, I have a scar on my knee from Chestnut Ridge in the 70’s! anyhow, I am now going back to scroll your photos for the fourth time – cheers!

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    1. Yvette, I am so happy you are enjoying these images. What I saw literally held me spellbound. So, you have a scar from Chestnut Ridge. LOL I remember sledding down those slide hills, freezing my butt off, but having a blast! Have a great weekend!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. My mouth dropped open too, Kathy. It was surreal. Honestly. And it happened so fast that I really lucked out in getting what I did. I had wanted to get the entire sky with my other lens, but had no time to get it. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Tonya, you will NOT believe this but I just thought of you a few days ago. I was wondering where you have been. And here you are! How do you like that? Hmmm…. I know I am following you, but I see now my follow has been unchecked. I am coming over to see what you’ve been up to and refollow. *sigh* WP strikes again. I’m so glad you like this post! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. *SIGHS* Why cannot I get over to your house? Yours is the ONLY blog that freezes my iPad! Still having probs. My iPad was working perfect on Weds. and I even was able to get to your blog. OHHHHHHHHHHHH! *human scream*

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      1. I tried. And again my puter froze. Weds. my puter was working just great like it USED to. Now this again. *sigh* I’m going to go eat some ice cream right now!

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      2. I don’t treat myself often, but when I became um HISSED OFF I could not get to your site again, I sat down and ate ice cream. Yummy. Like a bowl of cream for you! I even thought of you when I ate it. SMILE! I will figure out a way to get over to you even if I have to use my clunky laptop. *sigh* Who is the MORON who invented technology and forgot to take the BUGS out? DUH! Anyone with a brain knows BUGS are good for nothing, just something to crunch on as an appetizer. Gee whizzer! (((HUGS))) MB

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  2. I think our husbands have a lot in common!!! Stunning work as always and I wish I could have been standing there with you to absorb that amazing energy. Well done Amy PinkRose!!!

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    1. Thank you, DellaAnna!!! I have never seen such a display of red in the skies. What a Gift I was given and in turn have been able to give to you. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Amy

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  3. Our farm is located near the Coast of North Carolina so I am up before dawn most days years round. Whenever I see clouds in the pre-dawn sky, I grab my camera and head for the fields if I’m on the farm or the beach if I’m there. You need to get there before first light. As the sun rises below the horizon and its rays reflect off the clouds, the light show is spectacular but its rather quick. I see quite a few of these dawns on the farm, fewer on the ocean for some reason but when everything lines up correctly it is absolutely spectacular. Your shots are fabulous. Moral of the story…always put a wide angle on your camera before you go to bed at night. Cheers!!

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    1. LOL You got that right, John. I will from now on put my 17-55mm lens on my camera whenever I am not using it. So glad you enjoyed my photos. It was quite the experience. Very humbling, if you ask me. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Amy

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    1. Neigtn, I know this was once in a lifetime experience. I am lucky I managed to get what I did. I will never forget what I saw nor what I felt. It was incredible!!! I am so happy I could share this with you. Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I like you new gravatar!!! NICE!!! I hope you have a great weekend! I have to finish up what I started yesterday because rain is a-coming our way! October has arrived. Boo-hoo! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Gardens are always in need of a gardener. I admire your persistence and tender loving care that you give to your flowers. The fruit of your labor makes my heart sing.

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      2. Susie, I got SO much done in two days! I think maybe another two days and I will be finished. That is awesome!!! am tired, yes, and my back is singing, but I am doing this much faster then I thought I would be!!! HORRAY!!! And thank YOU! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Aw, thank you, Dan. I really wanted the entire view of the sky, yet, instead of wasting precious seconds, I used what I had to the best of my ability. So glad you enjoyed this post. May you have a wonderful weekend!!! Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Ron. I have been doing different lately. Peeps still like those flowers, though. I have many things in mind of what I would like to photograph other then flowers. You have no idea how much I have learned from flowers. Love, Amy

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    1. OH yes! That is exactly how I felt. Believe me, I am still feeling like ….. “that really didn’t happen, did it?” Yes it did. Talk about surreal. And then some!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  4. Amy…I know you know way more about photography than I…but these are some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen!!! I am so happy you got to witness this…thanks for sharing with us! Much ❀

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    1. They hold Powerful Healing, Lorrie. The next day both hubs and I were SO out of it. I KNOW it was because of this sunset. I have NEVER seen anything like this in my life! And I have seen some magnificent sunsets! Just WOW! I wasn’t kidding when I felt like I was on Holy Ground. If my knees were not so sore that day I would have fallen to them. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. I know, Zia. These are otherworldly, for real. You would not believe how it FELT to be there in the person. I just about fell to my knees. My knees were so sore that evening that is what stopped me. I just drank it all in, no gulped it all in. Truly of Another World. Truly. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. YellowCable, I do thank you so much. I am still “pinch me did this really happen?” The ones I shot on bulb did not come out as good as I would have liked. I need to practice, that is all. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. Love, Amy

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  5. Beautiful photos Amy. Heavenly experience for you and your results. are wonderful. I have been photographing the sunset,sunrise since March ( never did before) and I have found the glorious light in the frame puts me into some sort of high which stockpiles over the days! Sounds similar to your experience as you describe!

    Hope there are lots of sunsets waiting for you love Gillxxxxx

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    1. Sunsets, sunrises are so Powerful that I don’t do them often. This one I did do just about knocked me on my butt. Hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend, Gill. I am. With a good book I am not able to put down. Love, Amy

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  6. Oh, Amy, you are so blessed to have seen this. They are photos of a lifetime, and the kind I would love to have taken of a view I would so much love to have had. I took a day off yesterday, so just now seeing these. And what a wonderful way to end my Saturday. Love, Angie

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    1. You are so welcome, Angie. I am taking the weekend off, only answering the spattering of notifications I have. I have for months been contending with problem after problem, and I just am worn out. I’m am thrilled you enjoyed these photos. They are really a once in a lifetime experience! Hope all is well you way, my friend! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  7. I think that has to be my favorite time of day. Such an array of colors, calming, and peaceful. Best time to go outside with friends and family. Beautiful photos Amy! ❀

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    1. Thank you, Michelle!!! I hope your weekend was all you dreamed it would be and more. I’ve pulled back from blogging due to always contending with problems. So for now, I take some much need time off!!!! I am posting Monday!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Hi Amy! I just read through some of your posts! Amazing photography, so pretty! A break never hurt anyone πŸ˜‰ It’s been amazing, I’m so happy I don’t even know how to place words to it at the moment. I feel as if things are as they should be and that’s so very comforting. *HUGS*
        Michelle

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  8. This brought an uprising of emotions today. The beauty of the sky is simply breath taking and not to mention one of my favourite things to do is sky watching. What amazing gifts and reminders are given to us by the Divine if only we simply open our eyes to see. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and thank you for the kindness shown. May the light of love continue to shine through you always. Matthew

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    1. Bless you, Matthew, for having your eyes of Love open. T’is a JOY to behold!!!! Take care of yourself at this sad time of your life. I am so glad this post spoke to you. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Why would I lie? Yes, I do live near Buffalo in a suburb called Lancaster. What a small world. I don’t remember if I mentioned it in this post (I think I did) that these photos were taken at Chestnut Ridge Park. Have you ever been there? Love, Amy

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