Sunday, March 4, 2012


 It seems like it has been a while since I've seen a beautiful sunset.  Or even a sunrise.  The weather has not been very cooperative.  But the nice thing about photography, you can always find a sunset somewhere in your archives.

The above skyline was a January sunrise of Anna Maria City Pier.  I'm really not a morning person let alone sunrise person, but on a few mornings I did venture out.

 And I was rewarded.

 Once I'm up, I do love the early morning sky.  The golden colors that saturate the skyline seem to never disappoint.

I tell myself, I'm going to do this every morning! 

But then comes the next morning and I fight with myself about rising to catch another beautiful sunrise or remaining under the warm snugly comforter, embracing my dreams.  Considering how many sunrise photos I have, well let's just say the comforter wins 99.99% of the time! 

Later that same day, I captured the same pier while out biking.  Actually I'm closer to the pier here.  I just didn't zoom in for a close shot.  I loved how the clouds were floating just above the afternoon skyline.

I had forgotten about this sunrise pelican dive shot!  I have no idea what happened here.  I had my camera (Nikon D7000) on continuous speed shooting and somehow the four frames merged into one.  In a million years I probably couldn't make this happen again.  Right?!  Well, of course, in Photoshop I could.  That is if I used Photoshop.  But straight out of the camera???  Have you ever had it happen?  Maybe there is a setting on my camera I'm unaware of?

If any of you know the answer, I'd love to know.

Now I see a bit of sun trying to peek out!
Time to get out for a walk on this Sunday afternoon.

Later my friends,

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