A Toast to Sunsets by the Sea

As a photographer, you can’t compete with the beauty of coastal sunsets. All you can hope for is a photo that attempts to capture the essence of its grandeur. Every evening the sun and the sky will cast a different colored pallet on the clouds and water and each unique sunset will tell a story all its own. You get a much better sense of weather when you live at the water’s edge and you can tell when a storm is building off the shore, or that the doldrums will settle in for the long haul. I felt very close to nature during this time of my life, and took advantage of the sunsets with Callie and Michael by my side. Now that I am living in the desert, it is the morning and sunrise that I get to view on a daily basis and it will be very rewarding for me to look back on the contrast of the two oppossing landscapes. When you watch the sun begin to set and dip into the sea, there is a collective sigh that fills the air and a calmness and peacefulness that dominates the landscape. With the desert and the sunrise, anticipation and excitement for the day starts with the noisy chatter of birds and wildlife. The coyotes begin to call to one another to signal that it is time to head back to the safety of the den and hummingbirds and bees make chirps and buzzes to announce that the day has begun. Before the sun sets, the coast is positively electric and filled with a salt-charged energy, while the desert seems to take a deep but quiet breath and exhales with gratitude for the coolness of the dawn…

3 thoughts on “A Toast to Sunsets by the Sea

  1. Fred hibbard December 7, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Great shots,Joan!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sevenfauesisters December 7, 2016 / 2:42 am

      Thanks Fred! I sure miss Encinitas…. all good in Maui though❤️🌅


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