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The Little Things: A Sunset Over The Niagara River - Little Observationist
“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road And who’s not moved by a sunset that slowly reveals its vibrant layers, ever-changing the sky as the sun sinks below the horizon? In all of my travels, one of my favourite places to watch this phenomenon is still just a short walk from my parents’ house in New York, in the humble Gratwick Park on the banks of the Niagara River. While I was home, the low yellow light glistening through the fluttering summer leaves of the backyard trees as we were finishing dinner on the porch prompted us to head down to the river to try out my new camera. The evening was warm which attracted irritating clouds of sandflies, those pesky creatures that cling to you as you walk, flying into open mouths, getting tangled in your hair. And while they weren’t so pleasant to encounter, the did make for an interesting effect in a photo or two. We walked closer to the water, …