Saturday, December 18, 2010

(Day 351) At the going down of the sun

Friday Dec. 17, 2010

(our cable provider had technical issues for about 7 hours this evening, hence this late post and my inability to visit anyone)

No, I don't have my days mixed up - I know it's not Sunday, and I'm not posting a Sunset Sunday shot. Since this evening was going to be our last in Florida for a number of weeks, I wanted to capture one last glorious sunset before we left. So the 3 of us drove down to what's become a favourite spot for us. My wife, not wanting to witness my 'contortions' (as she calls them) as I position myself at various angles and postures to get my shots, went and found a place to sit on the beach. Sasha and I found some vantage points where I got some shots.

The vehicle is packed and we're ready to head out early tomorrow on our 2,500 km/1,500 mi trip back to the frigid region, where snow and ice and cold prevail.

Coincidentally the 2 shots I'm posting (I couldn't just post 1) were taken when I rejoined my wife on a picnic table by the beach. Oh, and I didn't need any contortions to get these.

Note: I'm not sure I'll be able to make any photos during the next day or two, or if I'm able, whether I'll get the chance to post them. If all goes well, I'll be back Monday for sure, maybe Sunday. late. Have a great weekend !

(18-55mm  f14  1/160 sec  ISO200)

(18-55mm  f14  1/100 sec  ISO200)


darlin said...

Rick these are so beautiful, stunningly beautiful! I love the colors, so soothing.

Have a safe drive home, careful when you hit those slippery roads, they're treacherous... but you know that all ready. Take care, have a fantastic weekend and we'll see you next week.

chasity said...

beautiful photos.
bet you wish you could capture some of that warmth in a jar and take it with you.

thoughts are with you as you safe.


Cicero Sings said...

Hard to leave what looks like a sunset in paradise to head for points cold. I don't envy you that drive! Safe journeys and an open road for and aft.

I started grade one in Florida.

Dawn said...

Haha! Contortions:)))
Well...regardless of how you pose while capturing your scenes...they're beautiful. Nothing like a spectacular sunset to send you home....( SURE you want to go home?)

Drive safe!!

imac said...

Wow beautiful Rick, snow to be shown next then,lol.

bicocacolors said...

how wonderful these photos so warm after so much snow are a paradise!
Have a happy weekend!

Katherine said...

Well you have some more beautiful warm sunset photos to take home with you to chilly Ontario! Drive carefully & safe travels home!

Ruth said...

Both images are gorgeous.Drive safely and welcome back to reality.:)

CarreraCaballo said...

The second image brings the Florida Feeling :-)



Soraia said...

Beautiful photos!

becky said...

I know what you mean... it is so nice to be by the ocean! Beautiful sunset, by the way. SAFE travels to you & your wife & Sasha! I have driven close to 4 thousand miles since I left NM, and am now back... & enjoying the melting snow. :)

Farmchick said...

Such great photographs that look so inviting. Do be careful on your journey.

Chad said...

The warmth looks really appealing,but there is just something wrong with palm trees and Christmas.---Looks like a beautiful place to be.

marty said...

it's not phriday but your words are phunny !!
and the sunsets so warm and beautiful !
je te souhaite une bon retour au canada et
j'attends les photos du grand froid !!
bisous et merci pour toute cette chaleur de
Floride partagée !

Photog Ave said...

LOVE the second shot! The bright yellow circle of the sun, surrounded by orange.

M. Hassan said...

I love sunsets, you made my day..

By the way, I've stopped the 365 project.. and started a new path.. Check out my blog and scroll to see my blogpost on why I decided to do that..

flutietootie said...

I really like the photos you took.

Tricia said...

Mercy me, oh my! I love them, especially the 2nd thru the palms! BEAUTIFUL!!! =)