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:

1 comment:

  1. Very awesome, Jenni! I especially love the first AND last one!! I'm actually glad the weather was crazy, made for some great and unique shots!