Friday, March 13, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #23: "Flare" for the Usual


"The Short Trip Home"
Atlantic Beach, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sky Watch Friday

Sunset is probably my favorite time of day. The craziness of the workday has closed down and the night stretches out before us like a ... stretchy-outie thing. It's like getting a chance to start the day over again without the pressure.Violence Unsilenced
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44 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Beautiful photo of some place I would like to be setting right now.

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible sunset! That's my favorite time of day, too. Really gorgeous shot! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy SWF!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a great view to have at the end of the day. ;-)

Tranquility said...

Very beautiful! I like that sun flare - it add's to the photo somehow, like maybe to emphasize the sun's warm glow!

Photo Cache said...

Oh yeah, that is one relaxing sunset. Oh I envy you for catching the sunset.

Carver said...

That's a wonderful sunset at a beach I've spent many a happy time.

Mary said...

Wow, stunning shot! Happy SWF. :)

Tarolino said...

Sunsets are full of magic. You have captured several suns in yours. Some kind of halo effect. Such a strong mood in this sunset. The whole sky ablaze.

Lisa said...

Makes me want a cocktail! Happy Wordless Day

bobbie said...

Two suns, one sunset. Incredibly beautiful.

Daryl said...

Oh .. I like that ..

ascu75 aka Don said...

Love it that is why I love skywatch thanks for sharing XXX Don

Robin said...

See that's why I love your blog - you're perfectly comfortable pairing a gorgeous photograph with the words "stretchy-outie thing".

And yes, I do get what you're saying and can really identify with it.

david mcmahon said...

Eye-catching shot and a great post title.

Ishtar said...

I would love to take a barefoot walk down that beach in summertime... It looks like Sweden, and Sweden is fabulous during summertime!

SandyCarlson said...

I am fond of that stretchy-outie kind of time of day, too. So much to reach for in scenes like this one.

Guy D said...

Golden sunsets are some of my favourites, this one is awesome.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great photo of the sunset, i don't think we will have these kind here for a while. But always look forward to when we do.

bowledover said...

Its a blessing given each day to see this sight. Lovely.

Jeri said...

Fantastic sunset - beautiful!

NovaS said...

the Sunset is superb.... Amazing..

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Rose said...

This is a beauty! Love those colors...and the lens flare.

John said...

Lovely captured sunset, Mojo!

Ps. I think that the palm is fake. :)

Today's Blah... said...

Picture perfect! lovely sunset.

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely sunset! Perfect time of the day to relax with a glass of red wine. I would prefer a scenerey like this though, comparing to mine! And then I do not mean my SkyWatch pics from last summer - but thinking of the snowing outside my window....:(

Lil Bit said...

Sunset's one of my fave times of the day, too ... and looky there, I'm spending my Thursday evening one over here with you. =)

Babooshka said...

Well I do like a good title. I like the idea of a non pressurised restart. This sunset needs no reset though it's lush.

napaboaniya said...

I wasn't a fan of flare shots but you've made this flare into a beautiful post card like shot :)
Nice!
Double sun hopefully means double hope!!
Have a good weekend J!

One Red Horse said...

Yeah, I love that "stretchy out" feeling. Beautiful photo.

Dee said...

Lovely sunset!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Beautiful sunset, so golden

NicoleB said...

I love sunrises and sunsets.
Add an ocean or a lake and I'm totally happy :)!

magiceye said...

like this very much...

ROSIDAH said...

I quote you on that, sunset is really one of the most beautiful times in a day. Especially at the beach... What an amazing view! Best wishes :)

floreta said...

this is really neat flare!

Shadow said...

stretchy-outie thing... yes please!!!

T and S said...

Beautiful sunset image and very well composed...Thomas

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

What a lovely sunset and what a beautiful view to be able to end your day with.

theyothers said...

Another beautiful photo of yours Mojo. Great job.

Indrani said...

So so beautiful and a wonderful title... you have the flair for the unusual. :)

BirdingMaine said...

Lovely sunset! Looks like an end to a beautiful day.

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Margaret's Ramblings said...

I can just imagine myself sitting watching this sunset, lovely, Margaret

Judy said...

It feels so warm!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very nice, as always. Have a great weekend.