My post title is inspired by Swing Out Sister’s song “Twilight World” from their “It’s Better to Travel” album 1987.

“Time out
World in a hurry
There’s more love than money changing hands

Lights out
Thinking out loud
Turn your back on the world outside

Night thoughts
No one can share
As darkness breaks through another day

Talking out loud
Silence waits just a dream away

Forget lonely crowds, unfriendly faces
They’ll soon became familliar places
Before too long, before too long

Don’t be fooled by love songs and lonely hearts
You’re living in a twilight world.

Don’t be fooled by love songs and lonely hearts
Don’t give in to the twilight world.”

Last night before dinner, I ran out to a cornfield near my home to take some photos of this lonely tree.  The real inspiration behind it was really the sky because it was so pretty with tones ranging from blue to pink to purple.

So I set my tripod up & get a few exposures so that I can process a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image.

30 minutes later, I’m at the table throwing down & 15 minutes after that I am working my magic & 25 minutes after that I have this: Mindspill

I was so amazed at the twilight sky that I could not stop staring.  You know I use the term twilight a lot & especially referring to my preferred movie time (cheap tickets) but honestly never knew when twilight actually was.

So after some surfing, I discovered that twilight happens twice a day (before sunset & & after sunrise).  Can you say lesson for the day!

So while reading, I saw a link that said “Belt of Venus” & I was like, what the hell is that & how is it relevant.  Well it turns out that the Belt of Venus is an atmospheric occurrence that happens around twilight & it is the reason why we see pink & purple tones in the sky.

The reading further, I learned about the Blue Hour, which occurs between daylight and darkness. Mindspill

The funny thing is that lately I’ve been taking images during these times & did not even know it. I just loved how the sky provided extra drama for my images.

I will not even get into the Golden Hour or Green Flash but I will tell you that I love Wikipedia!!!

If you too were in the dark about these natural phenomenons, now you know boo & we’s smart now.

That’s all!