Chasing the Sun

Friday, February 10, 2012

Monday evening, as we were rushing out to a basketball game where my 6 your old was cheering, I drove across the bridge over the river about 1/2 mile from my house and my jaw dropped as I saw the most gorgeous sunset splattered across the sky. It was amazing! And I immediately began kicking myself for not having my camera with me. Normally, I would have so that I could take pics of the my daughter's cheerleading squad in action. However, hubs was at school and I knew I'd be wrestling an active 4 year old and a squirmy 17 month old on my own that evening, so I had decided to leave my camera at home. Shame on me.

 So the next night, and the night after that, I watched the skies for a repeat. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. I did however capture some pretty magnificent skies nonetheless. One of the frustrating things about capturing skies around here is the bazillion power poles, lines and towers all over the place. It is very difficult to find a spot with a clear view. Even though we are surrounded by shores and waterways everywhere we go, we also live in one of the largest ports in the U.S., and next to the largest Naval Base, so there are also a bazillion naval vessels, cargo ships, cranes and container stacks everywhere you look. Like this:


 Not so great when you are trying to capture a peaceful sunset. Still, I was blessed with witnessing some magical skies and I tried my best to do them justice.






Pin It I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and opinions will vary as to the most appealing sunset, but something about the fiery drama of this last one gets me. So it is my favorite of the week and my submission for Shoot. Edit. Submit.  Which is your fave?






Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a great weekend ;)
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Chic Homeschool Mama said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!!!!!!


Now- I just switched back to not having Google+ connected to my account- but kept the new look of my dashboard- maybe that did the trick- let me know.

Amanda said...

AMAZING photos!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

rebecca said...

love the sunlight. awesome!

Danelle said...

Wow! Those sunsets are gorgeous!

geetlee said...

All of them are so beautiful!! Sunsets are so gorgeous, I agree completely with you!
I would have to say after looking hard for quite a while, the second one does it for me :)

kailani said...

Those are totally beautiful! My sunset photos never turn out that well!

Kailani
An Island Life

Karin M. said...

Wow...amazing...Fantastic sky photos ... such a great color spectacle, stunning ...
Best regards, Karin

barefoot mama said...

Sunset is one of my most favorite things and you did such an incredible job of capturing it!!! GORGEOUS!

Tiffany said...

You did great...these are just beautiful!

Tiffany

PS: laughing about the squirmy one..I have one too:)

ChilledArt.com said...

A trick of the eye... perhaps for only me... but if you look at the last one, and read your comment just below it, and stare at it just so... something in the ripples in the water and the color make them look like they are flowing, like the little wavelets are moving upwards. I like your site!

Julie said...

Amazing color in those sunsets. I love your shots!

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