Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sailor's Delight

This age-old saying proved true again recently as storm clouds were swept away to the east, illuminated by the setting sun. But you don't have to be a sailor to enjoy and appreciate a sunset.

This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

(70-200mm  f6.3  1/400 sec  ISO200)

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(18-55mm  f6.3  1/1000 sec  ISO200)


darlin said...

Rick these are stunning photos, yes I enlarged them. Actually I take the time to enlarge almost all of your shots, they're that beautiful!

The second photo reminds me of "How Great Thou Art", the first one is perfect for the scripture you chose. I also like your choice of the postage stamp framing in the first one, it could be a postage stamp easily it's that beautiful!

Thanks for stopping off at my blog (I'll head over and read your comment). That's awesome you're getting good connection for a change... quick make your rounds! lol

Have a fantastic week!

darlin said...

I just noticed your photo up top in the header, it's magnificent!!

Riet said...

Beautiful photo;s Rick. De zonsondergang is prachtig.
Fijne dag!

Cloudia said...


Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral

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Marty said...

j'aime aussi le ciel et les nuages !
les couleurs sont différentes chaque jour, à chaque instant même ! parfois le temps d'aller chercher l'appareil photo, la lumière a changé ...
chez toi les sunset sont magnifiques
je te souhaite une super semaine et voici une tonne de bisous d'automne, mais chauds encore !

Fernanda said...

I'm glad you mention that I don't have to be a sailor to enjoy such a delight to the eyes and the soul.

I live close to the ocean, and I've the venture of seing loads of them.
Each and eveyone are different, and this one is simply magnificent.

Thanks for paying me a visist.
Hopefully, next time, I'll show one sunset of my own.


Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i'm speechless!

those are fantastic pictures, Rick!
love them!

have a great week ahead.


p.s. thanks so much for your wonderful comments. much appreciated.

Su said...

Hello my friend...

I love to come here and see your "moments", Nature is wonderful... Thanks to share your "moments" with us, it is a gift for sure!

Hugs from here!

We are on spring here, the flowers are so beatiful now!

Have a nice week!


Scott said...

Thanks so much for always being there with your beautiful sunsets. I sure hope you're able to get your Internet issues resolved soon.

Fábio Martins said...


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Stunning skies. Yes.I WILL praise the Lord.

Saz said...

So gorgeous. I love watching the sun set, and I see it rise occasionally too! Must get some photo's of it. (:

Have a great week

Tammy said...

Nice sunset.My son did a science fair project once upon a time, charting the colors of the sun rises and sunsets and the weather that followed. The old saying held true most of the time.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful Rick. Right time right moment and just for you. Love them both.

BlueShell said...

The sunset has something magic....
Kiss you!

Soraia Brito said...

Thank you!

Great shots, I love it :D

Lasse said...

Super photos. Very beautiful !

mariiana capela fotografia said...

nice colors rick!
Love it :)

lisa said...

Both of these are gorgeous Rick, but that second one is over-the-top! So, so beautiful!

Rick said...

Thank you, Darlene. The sky that evening was awesome - a big storm had passed just to the north of us and missed us. I've been playing around a little with some photos - experimenting with frames, collages, etc - something a little different. I think my letter to my ISP sr. mgmt. is finally bearing some fruit - I'm in regular contact with a sr. specialist and they've made a number of repairs on the their tower; since Sunday the connection has been running about 6x faster (which is still only 40% of what I'm supposed to get, but some progress at least makes me hopeful; oh, I'm also working with them on a credit !). Enjoy your week - and the anticipation of Australia !! (and thanks for noticing the header ... ;-)

Van harte dank, Riet. We genieten hier vaak van een prachtige zonsondergang.

Thank you, Cloudia. To which I can only say "Aloha !"

Rick said...

Merci beaucoup, Marty ! You are right - the light changes very quickly as the sun works its magic at the fin du jour; I always have my camera with me - not a moment to lose ! Sunny bisous sent your way - in the middle du jour ;-)

Hello Ná - nice to have you back. You are lucky to live close to the water - I have seen spectacular sunsets there as it sinks into the sea. I look forward to seeing some of yours. soon.

Thank you very much, Betty ! I managed to get to your site last night since my internet seems to be improving - gorgeous shots of Devon. I appreciate your visits and comments !

Ah Su, I just visited you to see what spring is bringing to Brazil - very beautiful. Thank you amigo for your visits and kind words. Enjoy spring !

Rick said...

Thank you kindly, Scott - and thanks for initiating Sunset Sundays. It looks like progress is being made on the internet front although I'm not declaring victory quite yet.

Obrigado, Fábio !

Thank you, Ruth ! How can we not praise Him when the evidence is all around us.

Thanks, Saz - you'll have to do a sunset series when your new camera arrives !

Rick said...

Thank you, Tammy. I've never tracked it but from what I've read there appears to be some science behind it.

Thanks, Lisa - reminds me of that Ansel Adam quote about God putting me in the right place at the right time to get the shot.

Obrigado, BlueShell !

Very deserved. And thank you too, Soraia !

Rick said...

Tacka dig, Lasse. Thank you for your visit and kind words. Hope to see you again.

Thank you very much, Mariiana !

Thank you, Lisa - I was awed by the cloud formations, and the sun about to duck below the horizon.

teca said...

Loved bhoth, honey! You're special in shots! Thanks a lot.
Warm hug and a sweet springflower beijo. :))

Lúcia said...

This is a wonderful sunset!
For me , the sun is a synonymous of good things. :)

Anonymous said...

The sky is one of my most favourite places to lose myself for a little bit.. the other is the sea. It is like a dose of medicine floating above me. These photos are breathtaking. It's beautiful views like this that keep me grounded. Thank you for sharing your Canadian Sky with us ... Cheers from Oz... Katherine, signing as anonymous becuase there are gremlins in my system.... again!!!

Rick said...

Obrigado, teca ! Hugs and many beijos as you enjoy your beautiful spring !

Thank you, Lúcia ! Yes, nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a beautiful day ! I wish you a wonderful week.

Thank you, Katherine ! I hope all is going well with you, and that you've banished those gremlins !