Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Sun Sets on Another Year

Good Bye, '09... and thank you to all the various fellow artists, photographers and general outdoor lovers who stopped by to look in or leave comments in the past year. I have discovered many interesting people from all over the world and seen a lot of great work that I would otherwise never have experienced, if not for starting up this blog just over one year ago.
Sometimes when I sense a nice sunset and I have nothing else pressing to do, I drive over to the beach that is a few minutes from where we live, just to see what might happen. I usually don't bother to take my camera because I see this all the time (especially in the winter months) and there's no real "subject" per se, just the ocean and the sky in their simplicity. I did happen to have a camera a few days ago when I shot this exceptionally nice one, just for fun. It seemed like an appropriate fade out for my last post of the year. Here's hoping for good things to come in 2010.
Check out the fantastic scenes from SkyWatchers all over the world here, and see you all next year!

16 comments:

Linnea W said...

Glad you had your camera with you. It is a gorgeous scene...the gentle waves moving toward you and that sky that is so alive! Happy new year to you too!

Clueless in Boston said...

Truly beautiful. Happy New Year.

Chrissy said...

Mark, thank you for your friendship, comments and thoughts for 2009.
Sometimes you don't get spectacular sunsets or indeed freindships...but constant is a nice way to be. take care and all good wishes for 2010
Love ChrissyX

Serendipity said...

That's beautiful. A lovely end to the year! Happy 2010 :)

storybeader said...

It is beautiful! You did a great job of "catching the wave." Have a great evening, and "see" you next year! {:-Deb

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year! Excellent perspective. Great technical skills. Composition is fantastic! Soft colors to end the end. As always one perfect image after another.
Joyce, IL, USA

upto6only said...

wow the moment i saw your photo i thought it was taken on top of the plane but then i noticed that it was the water instead. such a beautiful shot.

happy new year

http://upto6only.com/2010/01/01/skywatch-friday-blue-moon/

earthtoholly.com said...

Beautiful colors, Mark. Wow. How lucky to be just minutes from the ocean. I've really enjoyed your photos of my favorite part of the country---they are awesome!

Lucy and I wish you a very Happy New Year and 2010!

roentarre said...

This is simply a gorgeous picture to end the year and wish you a very good new year my friend

donnie said...

best wishes for the new year from the isle of skye

eileeninmd said...

It is an awesome scene and photo! I wish you all the best in 2010.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

It is a beautiful capture. Do make a habit of taking your camera to the beach - this scene can look so different on another day!

Gaelyn said...

Sunsets over the ocean provide a dreamy view when I'm landlocked. Nice capture Mark. Hope the new year brings your heart's desires.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Just beautiful Mark..a very healthy, bless-ed and creative New Year to you and yours!!!

betchai said...

happy New Year, wherever you are, you always take exceptional pictures. love the fade out look as well, and the peacefulness in this photo.

The Retired One said...

never, ever take for granted the opportunity to shoot another sunset.
You never know when it may be your last.....