A Photo for Friday

"Painted Evening"

Painted Evening

“Painted Evening”

December 31, 2023

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Very nice.

  2. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Dang. Killer shot. Outstanding color pop.

  3. CSK says:

    The title should be “Enchanted Evening.” Just gorgeous.

  4. MarkedMan says:

    Unreal. Nice job

  5. Franklin says:

    Very pretty, I’m sure my phone doesn’t do it the full justice.

    But I am curious – is there a bridge or something running along the far side? The reflection of the horizon doesn’t match.

  6. de stijl says:


    We had a sunset evening like that 4 or 5 days back and I just sat in the park awestruck watching it play out slowly. It warmed my soul.

    Listening to On The Nature Of Daylight by Max Richter.

    It was really fucking awesome! I enjoyed that experience greatly and want many more.

  7. Thanks, all!

    @Franklin: The pond bank curves on the lefthand side of the shot, if that is what you mean.

    @de stijl: Watching a good sunset (or sunrise, for that matter) can be quite the treat for the soul!