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Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunset Overload

It's interesting. Sometimes things turn out just like you think they will....and then there are times when you're wrong.

Yesterday Greg and I went to the beach for a Valentines Day sunset. We've been to so many beaches and we're running out of places to go. He suggested Mission Beach. It's been ages since I've been down there. I pretty much lived down there with BFF Laura in our younger days. And that's not an exaggeration. We ere down there every dang day pretty much. Do you know how much gas I wasted driving around down there? A ton. But I guess I should not say wasted. I would not trade on those days. Good times. Anyway, I'm digressing. So we went down there and ended up in a small, somewhat hidden, parking lot that is right at the edge of the beach. Laura will know which one because we were there at least a thousand times. It's changed, but it hasn't. I wasn't very excited about the photos I was going to get. I like some "interest" in my sunset photos. Not just sea and sky. And that seemed to be pretty much what we had. So Greg started writing in the sand with a stick.

A second after I snapped that picture, we were ankle deep in sea water. COLD sea water. We were not expecting the tide to come up so far. But it made for a nice photo. Then we milled around and he wrote other things...and I snapped photos. It wasn't looking like I was really going to get much in the way of sunset photos. And that was fine. I was just happy to be there with him for sunset. I love him. Anyway....digressing again. There's a jetty made of rocks that extends pretty far out into the ocean and we moved closer to it. That's when things started to change. I call this photo diamonds in the water. Can you see why?

Now I'm going to inundate you with sunset photos. I could not pick just one. The first one is actually the last photo I took, but it will help you to see what I had to work with.

I'm not sure you can fully appreciate how pretty these are. It might be because I was there and know how pretty it was and can see more in the photos because of that. You should click on them to see them larger. The last one just....I don't know....leaves me in awe of nature and how frickin' beautiful it is. It's just water, sand, rocks, sky and sun.....and that's what it I got. Not too shabby.


Mike said...

Good stuff

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!

Yes, I know exactly where you were ;)