Ah, the joy of a slam-dunk challenge, one where I am (finally) in the right place at the right time. With the beach a five minute walk away last week, the horizon was there for me 24/7. I took a lot of photos, on gloomy gray days, on bright sunny mornings, and late in the afternoon as the sun faded into the west. Here were my three finalists for the week’s challenge.
I love the green of the ocean in this shot. The light was making the water change from light to dark depnding on where the clouds were, so I felt lucky to get such a beautiful green in this image. Same for the lighter green of the cover photo for this post.
At first I was disappointed that there were no clouds on the horizon to make for a beautiful sunset. It wasn’t till the next day that I realized how serene this shot is and it became one of my favorites.
But then there was the pier. It had become a muse for me during the week and I went back to it one more time at sunset. There was just enough wind to stir up the breaking waves and the fading light gave the pier a texture it doesn’t have in bright sunlight. The pier wins the competition and became my submission for the week.
P.S. For those of you who guessed which photo I chose for last week’s Water assignment, this was the one I submitted. I was admittedly pretty fascinated by that pier.
Have you ever seen
in your life
than the way the sun,
relaxed and easy,
floats towards the horizon
Mary Oliver, The Sun