As the sun retreated
behind gentle hills
in a splendour of
amber, salmon and red,
as this ethereal beauty
unfolded before us
in the most romantic way
you looked at me all earnest
and … dismantled my sunset.

Where a kiss had sufficed
a lecture was held
about atmospheric refraction
followed by airborne dust
in relation to short wavelengths
and a reference to a bloke
by the name of Rayleigh
whom I would have a word with
if he was not already dead.

© november child
photo taken with Canon EOS 7D

Developing Your Eye II – Day 6 – Landscape

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