May 27, 2010

You Capture - Sky

The theme this week for You Capture over at I should be folding laundry is Sky.

I wanted to share some shots of the sky over one of my favorite places to be.....the beach at sunset.  Only I waited until the last minute to leave the house and it became a race to see if I could get to the beach before the sun dipped into the pacific ocean.

I got this shot as I drove down the hill to the beach.  I love how the the clouds are lit up by the sun.


I suspect that I looked like a lunatic rushing from the parking lot just in time to capture the sun before it said good night.


The sun took all the color from the sky with it.


As I left the beach I looked up to find this one last shot of a kite stuck flying in front of the moon!


Happy shooting. :)

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44 comments:

Caitlin said...

Love the one with the sun just above the water.

tiddlyompompom said...

I love the one of the sun just disappearing too. great photos and well worth the rush!

Elaine A. said...

This makes me SO excited to go to the beach next weekend! WAHOO!

I love the shot with the sun just about to disappear. And the kite is cool too!

Alicia said...

Wow, those are such gorgeous shots!!!

Dcan said...

There's nothing better than a sunset over the ocean. All your photos are stunning!

BnE's Mommy said...

That kite picture is awesome.

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh, these are amazing. I'm so diappointed that I couldn't get out and get any great sky shots this week:-(

Regina Lynn said...

Oh, these are LOVELY!

Regina Lynn said...

Oh, these are LOVELY!

Jen said...

I love the beach shots!

Colleen said...

Beautiful shots. Especially the second one.

jane said...

Fantastic. The second one is my favorite. Have a wonderful day.

Whimsical Creations said...

Beautiful shots!!

~Mendie~ said...

Great shots...I love your photography!

sara said...

I am SO looking forward to views like this on my vacation next week!!!

ok, on the last shot of the ocean, what is that black thing in the water? .....shark? :)

anneawesome said...

I wondered the same thing about the little black triangle in the water! Very pretty pictures.

Allison R said...

WOW! Great shots.

Stillmary said...

Awwwwww. I love your photos and I love your story. It's true. Once that sunset gets beautiful, you only have a couple of minutes to capture it and even then it's changing constantly. But you also caught the beauty after the sunset colors left the sky and that's awesome. The sun setting, the kite and the moon, and the pale beautiful colors after it set all made wonderful photos.

Brooke G. said...

WOW!!!
These are so great :D
Love the sunset on the beach... see, we don't get all that good stuff in the midwest! So glad you shared these.....

Stacia said...

Thanks for hustling to catch the sunset. My senses appreciate it! These are beautiful (especially love the kite one)!

Amy said...

absolutely gorgeous photos. love how quickly the sun sets at the beach

tippytoe foxtrot said...

Love the second shot!

McMom said...

I love the sunsets!

Bec said...

You gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot ;) I'm sure I get weird looks all the time, but it is so worth it when you can get shots like these!

Bec said...

You gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot ;) I'm sure I get weird looks all the time, but it is so worth it when you can get shots like these!

Adeena said...

The first one is gorgeous! And, I *love* the second one, too!

Heidi said...

Wow! Beautiful shots, I think the first one is my fav.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Wow...great shots! :) Love all of them!

Jackie said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog! Hope you come back again soon.

I really love the second one best, with the sun sinking below the horizon. So surreal!

Maria said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures!!

Mrs. Bird said...

Beautiful photos!

Amanda D said...

Great shots of the sky! My fave is the moon shot with the kite. It looks like the perfect evening to me.

Erin said...

I have done that...raced to the beach just to get that one pic!

I love the one of the kite!

Sidnie said...

Beach skies are always beautiful! I miss the beach.
Your pictures are wonderful!

Mama Zen said...

These are really gorgeous!

Mammatalk said...

These are so breath taking. The first one is amazing. What a sky!

monstergirlee said...

The first one is gorgeous! Then the silhouette of the cabin, wonderful You rocked it.

countryfriedmama said...

Oh, that second shot...love it. I miss, miss, miss the ocean (although mine was on the other coast.) Very pretty shots - totally worth the race against the sunset.

Kristen @ Moms Sharpening Moms said...

Oh Michelle...so, so lovely! I love how you captured the different phases of the sunset! I live by the Pacific, too, and it is amazing at how quickly those sunset skies change!

Pam said...

The beach at sunset is one of my favorite places to be. Love the photos.

Tiaras said...

those are really gorgeous hosts girlie! Love you header!!!

sheila said...

Gosh these are MARVELOUS shots!

lisaschaos said...

Very fun sky shots! I'm ever amazed at how quickly the color fades away.

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