Posted by: David Giacalone | June 21, 2009

stunning solstice sunset

Solstice Sunset - treetops from Washington Ave. deadend

– Mohawk sunsets – June 21, 2009 –

solstice sunset - northern view over esplanade rail Wherever you were this evening at sunset, on this first day of summer, I hope your views were as wonderful as ours here along the Mohawk, at Washington Ave. and Riverside Park, in Schenectady. [Friends at the Park said I got there a few minutes too late to catch the best part of the sunset show.  I’m not, however, going to complain about the tail end of tonight’s Solstice-Father’s Day sunset.]  I’m posting quite a few photos, and you can click on the most tempting, to see larger versions.  Please enjoy.

Here are a few looking toward Scotia from Riverside Park:

Solstice Sunset - Scotia from the Esplanade

..  Solstice Sunset - lamppost …  Solstice Sunset - Scotia Vertical

solstice sunset - Scotia from my favorite bench

. . . and, views from Washington Avenue

first eastward:

Solstice Sunset - Scotia NE view ..  solstice sunset - eastward from Wash. Ave.

then westward:

Solstice Sunset - Cayuga Isle towers ..

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solstice Sunset - offkilter

solstice sunset - broadview from Washington Ave. deadend . . . . . . solstice sunset - isle of the cayugas from Washington Ave. deadend

. . . and, finally, back in my backyard, behind 16 Washington Avenue, and Cucumber Alley:

solstice sunset - west from 16 Washington Ave. .. solstice sunset - north from 16 Washington Ave.

It must be summer: I got my first mosquito bite snapping tonight’s sunset shots. It was worth it.


  1. Yes, it’s worth it.

    Happy to trade a mosquito bite for 11 photos
    like yours.

    Happy summer!


  2. As usual, you are much too kind with your praise, Prof. Chang. I guess mosquitoes are far less a danger to us aging photographers than are locked knees and slipped discs. My opinion might change by August, when those pesky insects seem to be in charge along the banks of the Mohawk.

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