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Thursday, February 05, 2015

China Beach Sunset Weekend



We went to China Beach the other day.  The tide was low and we stayed until the sunset in the sky.  It is a miracle to stand in the midst of this and wonder at the beauty that is all around you.  I feel such gratitude to nature for giving me this. (there is a video below, if it does not show up, just reload your page or check out my YouTube page.)










These shots are for Sky Watch and Weekend Reflections.


I love sunsets, it is my favorite time of the day.  These two shots below were taken out on my back porch.



This is for Pink Saturday!


I love color but was thinking of Black and White Weekend and put in two black and whites.


These are the cormorants out in Sidney above and these are the trees at Sombrio Beach.  We actually went to Sombrio and China Beach on the same day as the sunset video.


This is the trail to China beach below for a Shadow Shot.


Below are some gulls for the critter weekend memes and some Blue sky for Blue Monday.




That is my city in the background.


My husband wanted to be very tall and we found in his shadow was a very tall man on this beach!


This shot below has my shadow and some Blue and some Mellow Yellow!



Guess What?  It is spring here!  Yup, all the flowers are starting to come out!  My camellia is coming out.  These are for the Flower Memes and they are kinda macro.


I hope you enjoyed this silly blog of mine.  I took a long time on the video as I tried to use Sony Vegas Movie Maker.  Yikes, I could not figure it out, so had to throw out that video and back to the old Windows one.
Thank you to each of these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story.
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Floral Friday Fotos
The Weekend in Black White
Sky Watch Friday
Saturday's Critters
Camera Critters
Weekend Reflections
Shadow  Shot Sunday
I Heart Macro Sunday
Blue Monday
Mandarin Orange Monday




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60 comments:

Lea said...

Love your photos, especially the sunset ones!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful sunset pics!

Felicia said...

beautiful series, love the sunsets and reflections

Pat Tillett said...

A whole bunch of fantastic photos! Not much makes me feel better than seeing a beautiful sunset like this one.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos, and I really like your video! No problem playing it.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Nora A beautiful collection of great images. I loved the sunsets and the video was excellent Liked the B & W tree shots and the fun shots of your husband

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a glorious sunset! Gorgeous shots.

Jarek said...

Nice photos, especially the sunset ones!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Spectacular sky shots Nora!!

Stanley Hattman said...

Glory, glory, glory! Wonderful sunset images -- but, the video takes the prize. And Strauss music to accompany the scene. Kudos!

Nora said...

Thank you Stanley, I visited your lovely site. I could not comment as I am not with Google+. This happens sometimes.

visualnorway said...

Thank you for the nice comment! Loved your header, and I can see that you know how to photograph birds (I don't). I envy you the rhododendrons ...

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Nora, Glad that you came back to my blog. I love seeing your gorgeous pictures... WOW--China Beach looks like an awesome place. Your pictures are similar to mine from our recent trip to Ocean Isle, North Carolina. I love sunrise and sunset pictures over the water... Yours are TERRIFIC....

Hugs,
Betsy

Gosia k said...

your corner of the world is amazing...

Birgitta said...

So beautiful and great photo series! Like your video too!

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! just packed full of goodness! beautiful beach, sunsets, skies, trees, cormorants, blooms. loveliness all around!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The sunset is gorgeous and I love the flowers. Enjoy your weekend.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful series of images. Love that sunset.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning, scenic sunset glows. The cormorants do shape up well for black and white. And love the shadowy light round the trail lined with tall trees.

Laloofah said...

You sure do live in a gorgeous part of the world, and you capture that beauty - well, beautifully! :-) Amazing to think it's spring there already. We're actually enjoying a springlike day here in Wyoming today, but we're not fooled - it will be a long time yet before we can even be THINKING of flowers, and even when they finally poke their noses up, it's guaranteed they'll get buried in snow. :-) We loved our visit to Vancouver Island in 2013 - I'd feel blessed to be among all that incredible beauty too! Enjoy your weekend!

HansHB said...

A great serie!
Beautiful b&w photos! Well done!
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Black Jack's Carol said...

My goodness, that is absolutely stunning! What a joy! Thank you for that and also for the wonderful comment about spending time in Emily's garden. Both the sunset and the story were beautiful!

Leovi Leovi said...

Undoubtedly, great photos, I find beautiful sunset on the beach! Wonderful sky!

magiceye said...

Effusive serenity in your video and lovely captures!!

Carver said...

The skies are stunning and I also love seeing the flowers and birds. Your black and white shots are great. I love color and black and white and a nice mix between the two in this post.

Cloudia said...

Nora- You have a great eye. Very enjoyable images.



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

DeniseinVA said...

This is a true gift. Incredible ocean light in your photos and your video.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Beautiful!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Nora!:) Absolutely breathtaking sunset images and I enjoyed the vídeo very much. The walk through the trees to China beach looks wonderful, and I loved all the bird and flower shots too.Lovely post!:)
Have a good weekend.

Jocee said...

Lovely post, the sunsets are stunning.

Gattina said...

How beautiful !

Jim said...

Great reflection shot.

Thomas Lee said...

What a capture,definitely worth the wait.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Nora, I love your sunset photos, just gorgeous... And awesome shots of the gulls and cormorants... Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

I do like the light on the beach and the squabbling gulls. Nice shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Audrey said...

j adore les couches de soleil merci du partage ;o)

Dragonstar said...

Great photo of the cormorants, and I love the shapes of those tree roots!

Tom said...

As always a wonderful collection, the sunsets are beautiful. Tom The Backroads traveller

Irene said...

Stunning! Great captures, and video too!

Ela said...

Gorgeous collection of photos !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Pretty. Thanks for dropping by my place. Look forward to checking out your world. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely sunsets!
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My name is Riet said...

Wow beautiful skies and I love your header. Have a nice weekend

robin andrea said...

Wonderful photos. Love the sunset video. I really like seeing the reflection of light and sky in the wet sand. Very beautiful.

LonettA said...

ABsolutely wonderful series of photos! Especially I like the B&Wö photo with the cormorants!

Une Angevine said...

oh que c'est si beau

James said...

Just beautiful!!!

NatureFootstep said...

a stunning sunset indeed :)

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent variety of shots! and No Snow!

Cape Ann MA is a mass of SNOW and more to come ~ thanks for all your color!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Nora said...

Wow! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all these lovely comments.

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous shots, Nora! The sunsets are stunning.

Lois said...

All of your photos are wonderful! I am partial to the bird shots though. Thanks for visiting my blog!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Nora,

Beautiful blues. Thanks for playing today.

Happy 1st Blue Monday!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredible...such beauty!

Wally Jones said...

Good Morning, Nora! I really enjoyed your post today. What vibrant colors! Hope your week is going well.

Wally From Blustery Cool Florida.

llandudnopictures said...

Nature at its best, great shots!

Nick V. said...

What a wonderful collection of shots!
Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Nora said...

Thanks again to my community and blogging family for coming to validate my work here. Each of your comments make my blog more personal and interesting to read. Also I feel very rewarded.

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