Tag Archives: Landscape




Boat With Watercolor Sky

Have you ever seen a painting of a sunset and thought “That doesn’t look real!” If I saw this as a painting, I might be tempted to think so. But, it is the styling of this photo — the silhouetted boat with vague figures, the pastel colors that seem to melt in unreasonable patterns across the horizon, the sea that looks almost too calm — that makes this seem like a painting. And, that makes me love it!

After Sunset; Before Nightfall, With Watercolor Sherbet Sky

Would you be at all surprised if I told you that I’ve made special trips to Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet to see Impression: Sunrise? No? I didn’t think so.

My husband asked me this evening, when shooting pictures of the sunset if one wouldn’t eventually get tired of taking such pictures. But each is different, I said. Instead, I should have asked him if he would ever get tired of looking at the sunset. While it is true that I tend not to always notice the sun setting at home, but make a special effort to be near shore while at the beach, I don’t think that I ever tire of sunsets. Sunrises are pretty nice too, but I like them best in winter when viewed out my window when still under warm blankets!

The End of Day

I’ve been experimenting with shooting in low light. I took both of these last night.

This was one of the last ones that I took, about 30 minutes after sunset:

After Sunset: Sanibel Bridge

I like the clouds and the color and that it looks a bit like a painting.

As I returned to the parking lot, I turned and realized that there was a great photo opportunity waiting:

After Sunset: Palms

I especially like the deep blue of the sky. Here is a good site for information on shooting during the blue hour, the time after the sun has set. The Blue Hour Site is also on FaceBook.

Lots more photos from last evening and this evening, but haven’t had the time to edit them. Am finding that I like shooting in the quickly changing light, but have lots to learn. That’s what makes photography so challenging — and fun!

A Calm Picture for a Saturday Evening

Sunset; Wispy Clouds

Hope you all had a good week!