When I was little, my mother taught me this rhyme:
A red sky at night is a sailor’s delight.
A red sky in the morning is a sailor’s warning.
I always suspected that the sky would be red, no matter what the weather. But I used to love watching the sunrise and sunset whenever I could.
These images were made from some old low-resolution photos I took near St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, in Quebec’s Montérégie. Using the old tech, they looked pretty great. But today they just look blurry. Instead of throwing them away, I decided to play with them and see if I could improve them.
I used an oil painting effect in an app called IrfanView. This softened the edges and made a sort of Impressionistic version of the scenes. The images are now more subtle and muted. Not a Monet, by any means, but not bad! What do you think?
Feel free to add your own sunsets or sunrises. You can also vote up whichever images you like best. Enjoy!