Sun sets on Hilo Bay fisherman

Sunday Stills: The Rise and Set of the Sun

Sharp-eyed bloggers may remember this theme offered by the now-defunct WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge a few years ago. I thought it would fun to challenge ourselves again by sharing our images of sunsets and sunrises as we celebrate yesterday’s solstice. “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss …

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Winter Sunrise

Sunday Stills: #Early to Rise

The word “early” invokes a variety of quotes, phrases, and conditions. Let your mind run wild with these concepts of early: Are you an early-bird, an early riser, or just love being early to events?Were you highly intelligent at an early age or naïve in your early years?Perhaps you are a “later-in-the-day” person and dread …

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Sunday Stills: Mellow #Yellow

Isn’t yellow a lively, cheery color? When I think of August, I think of heat, which makes me think of cloudless, sunny skies, at least out here in the West. I've always associated the month of August with the color yellow. You guessed it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is anything yellow. I added “mellow” …

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Winter Sunrise over swimming pool

Inspiration of a Morning Sunrise

There is nothing like a gorgeous sunrise to kick-start one's day into full motion (perhaps with some caffeine to help it along)! WordPress posted the theme Rise/Set for the weekly photo challenge. I am a photo addict of sunrises and sunsets, so I couldn't pass this one up while on my continuing blogging break. The timing was perfect …

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Glorious

Glorious... "having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration." Glory comes in the form of a Baja sunrise over the Sea of Cortez.   “After every dark night comes a glorious morning of a new day”― Sunday Adelaja Glory also comes with admiring a view of lower Yosemite Falls in the spring …

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A sunrise brings a new day and a renewed chance of happiness.

Optimism of a Brand New Day

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams The Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to demonstrate what optimism looks like to us. I cannot think of anything more promising for good things to come than witnessing the sunrise of a new day. This photo was taken while …

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Foggy Sunrise

Foggy is the theme for Jennifer Nichole Wells' One Word Photo Challenge. The fog rises slowly in Malibu in August, creating an ethereal quality in the air. Off camera were lines of morning surfers eagerly awaiting the waves. In a similar photo taken a couple of years later in December, a foggy winter sunrise brings …

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Sunrise-Through-the-Window

Sunrise Through the Window

In La Ventana (window in Spanish), Baja Sur, Mexico, the sun rises about 6:45am in January over the Sea Of Cortez. I set my alarm while on our windsurfing vacation because I knew I could capture shots like this one. Notice the molten sunrise reflected in the window. Being a West coast dweller, seeing a …

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Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time? Seems that one-third of my photo gallery has photos with the color orange. Even my non-traditional wedding ring (second time around) sports an orange sapphire. Being a redhead, heaven forbid I wear bright orange, but I love the muted shades of rust, peach, salmon and even copper. These …

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Photography 101: Pops of Color

How does color tell a story in your photo? The first image is of the sunrise over the Sea of Cortez in La Ventana, Mexico. Although the surrounding colors are muted, the window is on fire as it reflects the sunrise. The next image is the sunrise that was captured in the window! The sky …

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