I’ve always been attracted to sunsets. Many years ago, when I first started playing with photography, I was almost a fixture at a certain local lake where the vista opened to the west. I look at those early efforts now and go “Eh…”.
However, the efforts of Anton Zwengauer, a Munich-born painter of the Biedermeier period, stand the test of time far better, enough so that many call paintings of the sunset “Zwengauers”. Amazing for a man with no formal training in painting landscapes.
Our featured image is Moorsee In The Evening Light With A Deer On The Shore (Moorsee Im Abendlicht Mit Einem Hirsch Am Ufer in the original German). A great stag stands on the shore of lake. I expect that he has come down for his evening drink, but it appears he has been started by something across the shallow arm of the lake. A hunter perhaps?
It almost looks as if he is admiring God’s great handiwork. But we all know deer don’t do that, right?