Friday, October 16, 2009

My Town Shoot Out - Sunrise/Sunset

This week's shoot out theme is courtesy of Sherri of Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.... "What's not to love about sunrises and sunsets? My favorite times of the day for a photo shoot are the early morning and late afternoon because the constantly changing play of light on and around the objects I am shooting. I love the silver and sepia tones of of the sky and water a couple of hours before sunset and the purples, corals and pinks of the setting sun against azure skies. My husband and I love living close to the Gulf of Mexico in our picturesque little city which is built around 4 salt water bayous off the Anclote River where it meets the Gulf. We have vacationed in the Hawaiian Islands often and the sunrises and sunsets with the added elements of mountain peaks are equally stunning. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's sunrises and sunsets!"
I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here!

I have many photos of far flung places with sunsets and sunrises, but this was taken in my town, at sunset, about four years ago and was not altered in any way. I have an entire series of this one evening, and I love the clouds in them all, but with this one you get a sense of the hills surrounding the valley where we live.

From J9 and stuff
Another song that was running through my mind while thinking of this week's theme:


Happy Weekend All!

18 comments:

IN LOVE¿ said...

Oh my! This is soooooooooooooooo extraordinary!. I bet this is one of the best shot and be included on the top list.

Rebecca said...

The cloud pattern is great! Good capture.

NanU said...

Such a beautiful sky!

Barry said...

A lovely "big sky" photo J9! The clouds are spectacular!

Mary said...

Neat clouds.

shabby girl said...

That is an amazing shot!!! Love it!

Linda said...

I love your rippley, cloudy sky J9. You have captured the spirit of a new beginning. These clouds are very expressive. Fiddler on the Roof is a fantastic choice for accompaniment. Well done! thank you for sharing.

kate said...

Those clouds are spectacular! Well done :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

Very nice.

Carrie said...

What a gorgeous shot. I love clouds! Well...I love pictures of clouds or puffy white clouds...not rain clouds!

Pauline said...

I always love photos of a "big sky" sunset. Yours is breathtaking!

Denise said...

what a great shot. clouds are so amazing!

Chef E said...

Not sure why, but I want popcorn now :), yes it reminds me of puffs of soft sweet goodies...okay I guess my mind is in the kitchen too much...

Sherri said...

Loved the pattern of the clouds and the silvery reflection of the sun. Beautiful shot.

Doreen said...

Wow! the shot of the clouds is magnificent!! have a great week!!

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Did you see I addressed your aperture question on the FSO blog?

:)

GigiSxm said...

love the clouds too

Scriptor Senex said...

Lovely photo - so effective.