Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Photo Shootout - Sunrises and Sunsets

Easier said than done. I went out with good intentions yesterday morning, prepared to photograph one of our lovely island sunrises. It was dark outside, and there was a crescent moon. Time passed. I waited. Eventually, I found that I could see the world around me. That was it. It was daytime. Somehow, we went from night to day without passing through sunrise along the way. The problem is, the monsoon is upon us. If it isn't raining, it's just stopped raining, or else it is about to rain. The sun, for all its power, cannot compete with the mist. I wondered whether things might improve in time for sunset, but I didn't have much hope - so instead, I went on a hunting expedition in my holiday photos, and sure enough, I found a sunset that I photographed at one of my homes away from home. This shot is from beautiful Zihuantanejo in Guerrero, Mexico. If you click on the Wiki article, you'll see that they have posted a sunset shot too, but I like mine better. ;>)


For more Friday Photo Shootout posts, just click on the big camera on my sidebar. I'm sure the sun rose somewhere - just not here.

15 comments:

Barb said...

What an amazing sky. Thank you so much for sharing this, I needed a dose of pure beauty this morning.

Simply Heather said...

Beautiful :)

Barry said...

The sun didn't rise here either, Sandra.

But I'm glad you went hunting through your folders because that is just a glorious photo.

Linda said...

This is a beautiful shot of the sunset. I love all the fall colors. We have been bogged in with rainy weather all week as Barry said. We used old photos too. Yours has all the autumn colours! Thank you for your post.

Dominic Rivron said...

Good photo. I don't think I've ever seen a sky that colour (and we get wonderful skies here - it's hilly country and the sky is kind of "in your face" a lot of the time).

Carrie said...

This weather in the PNW is more familiar now than the sunny September we had, isn't it?! You got a beautiful shot at your vacation home.

Sandra Leigh said...

Barb, I'm glad I could give your morning a lift.

Heather, Barry, Linda, thank you.

Dominic, it's Mexico. Mexico has unique colours.

Carrie, I nearly drowned this morning, just walking to my car. Fortunately, I had the sense not to look up, or all would have been lost. Yep. PNW weather, with a vengeance.

Pauline said...

Stunning!

Sherri said...

Very, very lovely.

Doreen said...

beautiful shot! we too have been having tons of rain and my shots are from my archives. have a great weekend!!

Sandra Leigh said...

Pauline and Sherri, thank you very much.

Doreen, thanks. What would we do without our archives?

Mary said...

We had overcast this week too. Thank goodness for file photos.

Jen said...

That is truly breathtaking.

GigiSxm said...

just stunning!

J9 said...

I haven't been there since my honeymoon - nearly 20 years ago! Beautiful shot!

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