Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chasing the sun

I set out late one afternoon recently, during the short interlude between visitors, to search out a location to capture a sunset. Heading west on a nearby island I thought it a certainty to find an ideal spot along the coast. Much to my chagrin I found that access in most areas was blocked by impenetrable mangrove swamps, and what wasn't blocked by nature was blocked by man - manicured lots surrounding waterfront mansions. I watched the sunset that evening from the car as I returned home, my camera's shutter having remained undisturbed.

A couple of days later, however, I set out again. Despite being delayed, first by a malfunctioning traffic signal, and then by a police standoff along my intended route, I made my destination in time. Perhaps I need to set the alarm again soon to capture the sun breaking out a new day versus chasing the sun at the end of the day.

Regardless of whether we see sunset or sunrise, we can say with the psalmist, "This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24


33 comments:

Cloudia said...

an angelic blessing, Rick!

Thanks


ALOHA from Honolulu
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© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

after these shenanigans to get the picture
I think it was deserved
because the pictures are fabulous
very beautiful

a kiss

magda said...

Oooo my dear friend Rick!!!
So nice photos!!!
You are a really artist!!!
Many greetings

Buttons said...

I love that you did the chase through all the adversity and captured the beautiful moments for us. Incredible.Thank you I love your header too.

Lúcia said...

I'm so envious...
Wonderful shots! ;-)

ju-north said...

Makes me feel warmer just looking at your wonderful photos!

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous sunsets! I'm glad you kept chasing and caught it.

Askartelin itte said...

Wau, kuinka kaunis auringonlasku. Upeat kuvat:)

Muffy's Marks said...

Another perfect ending to a perfect day!!

Stephanie said...

Stunning images!

Michelle said...

Such perfect sunset shots! Love the color, texture, and your work.

joyce said...

Pretty in Pink!

S. Etole said...

Such striking color and views.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures. Yes,each day is special,because it was designed for us by a loving Heavenly Father.

Tricia Hays said...

My goodness! Glorious!
I'm thinking morning would be safer, people just don't get up that early, esp those who would cause or result in a police standoff!

Yes, there's a Mary at the farm... 3 donkeys - Joseph, Mary & Moses... Mary is the mother of Moses, but Joseph isn't the dad. LoL! =)

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, wow... very spectacular click. Both look exceptionally beautiful. 2 thumbs up for you.

And your new header is really beautiful. Look so peaceful looking at all your clicks.

Have a great week ahead,regards.

biebkriebels said...

Zulke mooie zonsondergsngen zie je alleen maar aan zee met een wijds uitzicht. Prachtig.

MARTY said...

tu vis dans un monde magique avec wonderful colours ! fire in the sky qui glisse dans my heart, en passant par my eyes ! merci Rick c'est du pur bonheur ! superbe bout de bridge ! j'aime...
bisous rouges tombés du ciel

imac said...

Fantastic photos my friend, well worth the travel, I hope to get some shots of the midnight sun in Iceland soon.

Nancy Claeys said...

So lovely and calm Rick.

papillon said...

Very lovely pictures of the sunset. Here in Central Europe we have such a longing to view the sun in this darkest winter (less hours of sunlight)for the last 60 years.
J&C

Bob Bushell said...

Red sky on the water, cheers Rick.

Lisa Gordon said...

You captured it beautifully, Rick.
Purely magical.
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Betty Manousos said...

such a beautiful post!

wonderful shots, i really like that sunset in the bottom photo.

simply stunning!!

have a great weekend~

Juliana said...

nice sunset!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes Pôr-do-Sol....
Cumprimentos

Ricardo Torres Pollan said...

Really nice photos I love the second one Congratulatios from Spain

Cheri said...

These were truly beautiful!

Helma said...

Werkelijk geweldig! Wat een prachtige platen met de zonsondergang. Ik kan hier echt uren en uren naar kijken. Dikke complimenten.

Groetjes, Helma

darlin said...

Amen!

The sunset is worth a second, third, even a fourth trip out in my opinion and you've captured it brilliantly. Amazing photos which have me missing seeing the sun set over the ocean, actually even just seeing any sunset would be fantastic right about now!

Have fun with the getting up early to take photos of the sunrise! lol

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wonderful pictures, Rick, especially the last one. Greetings, Joke

Irmãos de luz said...

God bless you.
Brother António

Manu World said...

:))))))))))))))