Thursday, April 12, 2012
30 Day Photography Challenge: Day 12 | Sunset
I grew up on a little island in Washington State. The sunsets there, almost nightly, are breath-taking. Colors splashing across the watery horizon. Sun disappearing behind the distant mountains, rays rippling along the ocean waves. Watching the sunset on the island is a blessing.
And I miss it.
Where I live now... From my apartment I cannot even see the sunset. Too many trees and other buildings block my view of one of my most favorite times of the day. When today's challenge came up, I have to admit I felt disheartened. I knew if I were back on the island, the sunset would be gorgeous. It would be there, waiting to be captured. Breath-taking.
Here... I felt like I wouldn't get the shot.
Along with that, it was overcast. Then dumping rain. Then hailing...
Regardless, I had to try. My friend Tiffany and I ducked away as soon as my hubby got home from work. We headed west, out of town and into the rural stretch. Finally finding a good spot to pull over, we set up photo camp... and waited.
Though the sunset was nothing like I have seen before, it was still gorgeous. I forget that even though I am no longer living on that little island that is blessed with non stop beauty, there is still beauty here. I just have to look a little harder for it. And more than that: appreciate it when I do see it.
Here are a few more shots of the sunset: