Did You Know (Gloaming)

photos of the gloaming over Wingaersheek Beach from River Road and Cambridge Beach in Annisquam

Paintings by E.J. Lefavour

That Gloaming is the time of day immediately following sunset and before dark?  People go to watch and photograph the sunset; but it is the gloaming that to me is always the most spectacular atmospheric condition and what determines whether a sunset was amazing or just nice.  I have had people say to me as I arrived at a spot: “Oh, you just missed the sunset”, as they were leaving and missing the grand finale of the event that I was arriving just in time to catch.

E.J. Lefavour


About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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8 Responses to Did You Know (Gloaming)

  1. Will Bloombergh says:

    I thought it was called Afterglow or Twilight.
    Nice colors!

  2. Debra Campbell says:

    Always knew this to be my favorite time of day, now it has a name – you are a great teacher!!

  3. E.J. says:

    I always thought of afterglow as being more connected to lovemaking, but it works for sunsets too.

  4. Leslie says:

    E. J., you’re so funny.

    You’re paintings are beautiful; I feel a sense of peace when observing them. You know how to “strike a mood,” regardless of what one wants to call them. Thanks for sharing.

  5. E.J. says:

    Thanks so much Leslie. I have often had people comment on the sense of peace they get from my paintings. The greatest compliment I ever received was from a woman who took a print of one of my paintings into the delivery room with her to focus on while she gave birth. It made me cry.

  6. Gary says:

    Great shots awesome.

  7. patty bliton says:

    your pictures of my favorite time of the day(nite) are stunning,yes you do create the mood i love so much!!

  8. E.J. says:

    Hi Patty,
    Great to see you on Good Morning Gloucester! Do you read it regularly and subscribe, or is this just your first time posting. Loved the lost cat email you sent.

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