Monday, January 23, 2012

Let the sunshine . . .

When the moon is in the seventh house,
and Jupiter aligns with Mars. . .

I definitely feel like there are times like these when everything is aligned
just right, when I'm at the place at the moment I'm supposed to be.

And . . .

then there are the times when I'm in the car driving someone to school or on
my way to a game when all I can do is look in my rear view mirror and dream of the missed shot.
And, listen to my daughter tell me we're going to crash because I can't seem to divert my
eyes from the beauty! Okay, just for the record we have never crashed! ; )

 So as I promised, here are some more of the shots from what was for us a spur of the moment
sunset. We were on our way home from the reenactment in Galveston and just as the sun was
slipping ever so quickly below the horizon we drove past an open area where you could
actually see it setting, and being on the wrong side of the highway we had to turn around.

This was one of the first shots I took, although I didn't quite get the sun burst I was after.

And another one similar to a shot a shared earlier.

After I got some shots in this spot the sun was barely visible and the light fading fast.
So I got back in the car and we started to drive off when a few hundred feet further I look out
the window and yell WOW, which really means stop!

There was this stretch of water in the marsh and it was sooo still and reflecting the sky perfectly,
and out of the blue up pops this Cormorant. These guys are Houdini-like in their swimming abilities.

And right on cue - he was the perfect touch!

 And just when I thought I was finished snapping, we drove yet another hundred feet . . .

"At sunset nature is painting for us . . . day after day . . . pictures of infinite beauty."

- John Ruskiin

Now if I could only figure out how to time perfectly a train that goes across this marshland.
A train silhouette and a sunset . . . . ahhhhh!
But I'm afraid that might require a few more planets other than just Jupiter and Mars to be aligned?

Hope your Monday has been a good one!

Love, Kim



Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

So, so beautiful. I'd be yelling 'wow' too.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Those are incredible sunset shots, Kim! Incredible! Oh it must be how heaven looks... So glad you got your shots, as now it'll not only be in your head as a memory...

Privet and Holly said...

You had me at
open water ~ so
lucky ~ what
wonderful shots,

Thanks for linking
up, Kim!

xx Suzanne

PS: A familiar
refrain my kids hear
is, "I wish I had
my camera!" as the
best shots seem to
present themselves
when I DON'T : )

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I smiled as I read this, Kim -- I know exactly what you mean. You can't plan the best photos, they just happen. These are amazing. :)

lisa said...

Each of these is just magnificent Kim, but the third one here is truly amazing! I love the wonderful simpliciy and serenity. Beautifully done!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful evening!


Deanna said...

I am amazed...these are all stunning, but the images with the duck/bird are simply outstanding. How fortunate that those planets were aligned just perfectly. Hope this week brings you another amazing spot!!

Kathy said...

You keep giving me more and more reasons I need to visit Texas! The colors an clarity of these photos are just amazing. Seriously amazing!!


Marvett Smith said...

Love that second image! You have such beautiful surroundings where you are!

missing moments said...

Oh my goodness ... those shots are awesome! Just awesome!

Bek said...

Wow! These are so amazing! Love everything about them.

john said...

great pictures Kim, but the 3rd one is just fantastic. love it.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, my word!

stunning shots of the sunset!

very nicely done:)

Cathy said...

Wow, these are amazing. Wonderful. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, they are all lovely!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Karin M. said...

These are gorgeous shots, my compliment ..
Greeting Karin

Ida said...

Thank you for sharing these. They are truly wonderful.

Anonymous said...


Sylvia said...

Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world ...Awesome!

Branson said...

WOW!! I am soooo glad you stopped! Gorgeous!

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