Pink skies at night

Cape Cod Baseball

Originally uploaded by dchurbuck

This photo embodies for me the unique pink light one finds on Cape Cod in the summer, a lambent pink that infuses everything with a glow as warm as the waves of heat that roll over the peninsula from June through September. The photographer Joel Meyerowitz published a classic collection of his work, Cape Light, that managed to catch these skies, but last night, while watching Cotuit play Falmouth at Gov Fuller Field, I looked up from my third base seat to see this display out to the east, over the Atlantic, beyond Chatham.

Meyerowitz shoots with an antique wooden camera, a large-format device that does a far better job than my little Canon pocket camera.