Winter Mountain Sunset Panorama


Grace means more than gifts. In grace something is transcended, once and for all overcome. Grace happens in spite of something; it happens in spite of separateness and alienation. Grace means that life is once again united with life, self is reconciled with self. Grace means accepting the abandoned one. Grace transforms fate into a meaningful vocation. It transforms guilt to trust and courage. The word grace has something triumphant in it.  -Yrjo Kallinin

The sunset above appears to be happening in spite of the storm. Although, in reality, the storm and the sunset are one and the same.  The foreboding dark clouds were back lit by strong reds and pinks. It reminds me of the feeling of beginning to rise out of the abyss of a major illness or depression. It carries for me a sense of hope, of resilience and of Grace.

(This is a panorama of five vertical frames. The enormity of the sky and of the power that it represented were overwhelming. To provide you with a sense of scale, the dark objects at the lower right are mountains, not just hills.)

It seems like that is enough said. I do not wish to detract from the message of the photo and the quote.

I welcome your comments.

J. Michael Harroun©2013


9 comments on “Winter Mountain Sunset Panorama

  1. Patrizia M. says:

    Fantastico, è come entrare in un’altra dimensione da tanto è emozionante!!
    Ciao, Pat

  2. Great photo. There is nothing like being present when the edges of two pressure systems start rubbing together, and to add to that a spectacular sunset is just incredible.

  3. Yes, Grace happens.
    Powerful picture, which stirs up both fear and joy.

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