Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weathered Surface

I'm always on the lookout for beautiful weathered surfaces and today I found this one at the base of a lifeguard station at our local beach.  The setting sun gave a nice warmth to the peeling layers of color.

Peeling paint on the base of a lifeguard station

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Brilliant Sunset

Yesterday brought another stunning sunset our way.  Above is a lone seagull standing in what looks like a
layer of  liquid gold.

Along came some sandpipers and I got a kick out of watching them run back and forth all together as the tide washed in and out.

The sun  fell down below a bank of clouds and things were looking a little dull, but soon a bright pink glow appeared though the clouds.  Within minutes a most unreal shade of pink filled the sky and reflected off the clouds and water.

As the sky darkened I managed to get up close to the sandpipers just as a small wave rolled in.  As they were headed toward me I grabbed a shot of their reflection along with the sky's in a thin layer of water on the sand.   The pink turned to a fluorescent shade of orange. What a dramatic end to a lovely winter day.

Friday, February 10, 2012


We had a crystal clear day today after some rain yesterday.  I spotted this shadow of one tree upon another and loved the graphic quality of it, especially the warmth of the sunlit bark against the coolness of the bark in shadow.

Tree bark

Monday, February 6, 2012