I pride myself on being able to look at an image and find a song to go with it. I had been visiting a nearby lake to test drive shooting wide; like really wide, 14mm wide! The first couple of nights the skies laughed at me. One night the sky was crying. A few nights the skies were just sullen but then came this night and oh yes indeed!
If you notice, the tree that is in the foreground of the image was enjoying basking in the rays of the sunset. I didn’t notice it until I got the images home but I think it’s rather nice that you can see the golden light reflecting on it.
The sun had just about set when I took this image (or was it still inching its way down, don’t recall) to the far right when I turned away and saw what the skies were doing over here. They were literally dancing and spinning brightly. It was happy photographer time. So about those song lyrics…
While the song doesn’t have sunset in the lyrics anywhere, I began to hum it as the sun set and I packed up to go.
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me….
I only know the song by Mama Cass but turns out upon a bit of Googling that it was originally done by Doris Day and that Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong did it as well. What song would you put with a sunset image? Let me know in the comments below.