Sunsetting the Week

As this week comes to an end, or begins again, depending on your perspective, I thought I’d share another sunset from last year’s outing to Maine.

While enjoying some more spectacular weather, we spent time sauntering around the lovely downtown waterfront of Bar Harbor, anticipating the sunset. Near the end of this exploration, I was fortunate enough to be able to view this scene in front of me.

Bar Harbor Sunset

Part of what attracted me to this vista are the people who have ventured out onto the sandbank, as they provide a sense of scale. The gently gliding seagull made for a lovely bonus element.

This image was captured using a Canon EOS R5 with a Canon RF 24-105mm F4/L lens; exposure was 1/1600s at f/9 and 125 ISO. These settings were chosen to purposely underexpose the image a bit with this much sunlight coming straight into the sensor. Post-processing focused on bringing a bit more detail into the water and darkening the sky to get more balance between the bright sun and its reflection in the water.

Hope you enjoy this one!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 183

The warmth of the setting sun…

Welcome to the 183rd round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

First of all thank you all for the well-wishes, as my wife and I appreciate them very much. Your Sunset contributions were nothing short of amazing! There were a fair number of images that just about took my breath away with their beauty! Thank you all for the effort and creativity that you put into these images and posts!

Here is another sunset in my catalog…

Walking the Beach by Cromarty

It’s rare that a setting sun produces such a hyper-saturated light that I have to pull back the raw image that is produced in camera; that happened in this shot, as the setting sun was simply stunning and created a warm glow over the wooded area and pebble beach in front of me.

Please enjoy the following blog posts:

  1. Sarah kicks off this array of sunsets with a lovely photo in By Sarah that was taken at Glenelg Beach; simply gorgeous!
  2. I’m rather partial to the gorgeous photo in Land of Images, as the Isle of Skye is one of my favorite places in the world!
  3. Brian’s world is a good one, as we can see in bushboys world; that’s a fantastic view of the sunset through the tree.
  4. There are some really wonderful sunsets in the post in Nut House Central; Kammie clearly enjoys that time of day, as it shows in her photos!
  5. Ed shares some great sunsets in his contribution in In My Mind’s Eye, as he features a location that I know.
  6. Tatiana spent some quality time in Manzanillo, as we can see in her blog Giftsmart; the sunset over the water is amazing!
  7. Jackie proves that one doesn’t need to go to exotic locations for a great sunset in her post in Junkboat Travels; gorgeous view!
  8. Maria brings us another wonderful post in her blog Sagittarius Viking; the Kelso Dunes look like a wonderful place to visit.
  9. The subject of sunset combined with rain produces a great image, as we can see in Black Body; it’s somewhat mysterious, yet inviting! In another post in Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get treated to amazing wildlife in Kenya and a great sunset!
  10. I have to say that the fantastic photo that is featured in the theOnlyD800intheHameau made me chuckle! The giraffe looks completely non-plussed and has no idea what is being done…
  11. Alice captures the scene at the beach perfectly in the 59 Club; the lifeguard tower against the sunset is beautiful!
  12. Na’ama creates a beautiful moment in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the setting sun provides a sense of welcome into what lies after…
  13. Diane proves that a boat can be a great asset for getting lovely sunsets in her post in pensivity101: gorgeous vistas!
  14. In The Jesh Studio we encounter another wonderful post, which shows us that palm trees and sunsets combine very well!
  15. The photos that Robert features in his post in Photo Roberts Blog not only provide us beautiful sunsets, but also build a wonderful mood!
  16. We get a stunning sunset in Santa Cruz in the lovely photo that is featured in Fleeting Muse‘s post!
  17. Jase brings us a stunning orange sky in a fantastic post in Proscenium; definitely go check this post out!
  18. Jez takes us to Serra Canyon in his post in Jez Braithwaite; the sunset view here is nothing short of stunning!
  19. Zefaney provides us with a great post in Scroll, which gives us that golden feeling that comes with sunsets!
  20. Maria brings us several amazing sunsets, each with their own unique feeling in her post in Kamerapromenader; lovely photos!
  21. Xenia is taking her whippets for one last run in the day before the sunset takes hold in her lovely post in whippetwisdom.
  22. Len demonstrates the beautiful ending part of sunsets in a series of amazing photos in Len’s Journeys.
  23. Viveka brings us some rather lovely sunsets in myguiltypleasures, and reminds us to smell the roses!
  24. Woolly shares some of the sunsets from his travels in Woolly Muses; I’m not sure that I’d ever leave Geelong with those sunsets!
  25. David decided to go with only one sunset image in his post in David M’s Photoblog: you have to see it to believe it’s beauty!!
  26. We are treated to a series of sunsets in another great post in A Day in the Life; each of these is wonderfully serene!
  27. Likewise, in this week’s contribution in sgeoil, we get a wonderful sense of serenity in both the image and the poem that accompanies it.
  28. In a lovely post in Now at Home by Aletta, we get two very different and gorgeous sunsets!
  29. Sandy shares a wonderful photo in Out of my Write Mind, and the haiku that she wrote with it is simply lovely!
  30. Na’ama creates a beautiful moment in her post in Na’ama Yehuda; the setting sun provides a sense of welcome into what lies after…
  31. Indira provides us with some rather exotic sunsets in her post in Sharing Thoughts; they are awesome!
  32. Susan goes back to a wonderful sunset in Hawaii in her post in Musin’ with Susan: it’s a gorgeous moment! Also, please check out Susan’s week in review in Musin’ with Susan; great photos, although I’m not sure I believe the sign…
  33. Corinna shares two amazing photos in her post in 50 First Dates with Myself (a wonderful blog!); I particularly love the first photo!
  34. Irene takes us to the wonderful location of Waikiki in her post in Heaven’s Sunshine; what a stunning view!
  35. In Wanderlust and Wonderment, we are treated to an amazing series of sunsets; that cruise from Boston to Montreal must have been magic!
  36. The sunset that is featured in Nandini’s post in queennandini is incredibly filled with colors; they are almost surreal!
  37. I’m not sure where Deb captured the amazing shot in this week’s entry in Twenty-Four; regardless, it is an absolute stunner!
  38. The amazing sunset at Serkaud in India that you can see in a post in F2.8_iso100 is simply stunning! Well done!
  39. In Following Him Beside Still Waters, we are treated to a series of lovely sunset images!
  40. In her post in Travel with Intent, Debbie captures an amazing view at the square Colisseum!
  41. There’s a stunning array of sunset images featured in My TravelCSP! It’s hard to pick a favorite as each has unique aspects!
  42. There’s something inherently serene in the lovely photo of sunset at Lake Champlain in One Letter Up – Diary 2.0! I could gaze at it for hours!
  43. Ken’s photo in his post in Pictures without Film is beautifully executed and stunning; I particularly like the lighting on the ruins!
  44. Eric brings us a sunset from Ellendale, MN, in his post in Up North; the captured view is simply gorgeous!

Please let all of these great bloggers know your thoughts about their posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sunset

As one day ends…

Welcome to week 183 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! Last week’s round up will arrive tomorrow, as I’ve been focused on family over the weekend due to my father-in-law, Bob, passing away on Friday night.

In memory of Bob, I’ve selected the theme of Sunset for this week. As we celebrate a life filled with service to family, country and community, there’s also the beauty that surrounds us. Bob enjoyed the beach and ocean, so this is one image that made me think of him right away.

For this challenge, please share your favorite sunset moments, whether they are at the beach, at the city or over the mountains. I’m very much looking forward to seeing your images here.

Here’s a sunset at the beach…

Sunset at the Beach

This shot was at the end of a day of photography on a cold January day, where we got a great selection of shots at various beaches, some covered with snow and some pristine like this one…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Enjoy your sunsets and live each day to its fullest!

Winter’s Beauty – pt 4

Warm tones on a cold day

Another entry in the short series on Winter’s Beauty, as today’s temperature went up to 76F!

Sunset on a Cold Beach

This shot was the final image that I captured during a long, cold day of shooting at various snowy beaches, from which you have seen some other images.  As the sun started setting I wanted to create something that summed up both hope for warmer times and the stark beauty of this chilly beach.

The posts provided a great leading line to juxtapose the water’s edge and the horizon lines.

Hope you enjoy this image!

Technical Details

Shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III and a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.  The exposure settings were f/10 at 1/160 second and 400 ISO.

Three Line Tales – Week 3

Haiku of change

three line tales micro fiction and micro poetry writing challenge
photo by Sonya – full res version on Unsplash

Sunrise and sunset
Changing the world around us.


Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

The TLT rules are simple:

  • Take a look at the photo prompt and write three lines to go with it.
  • Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long.
  • A link back to this post would be nice (it’ll make me feel obliged to swing by yours to read your three lines, and some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
  • Read other participants’ lines.

Please check Sonya’s post Three Line Tales – Week Three for detailed instructions.

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