Sunday spent with some of the coolest people in my world. Got to make an amazing dinner, stuffed mozzarella pesto chicken, Parmesan pasta, sautéd veggies & bread.
I shot this with Mary at my newest favorite hidden gem. She was throwing rocks in the water making cool splashes in the setting sun.
For the weekend my professor told us to take some photos that represented our Labor Day and also to not make them stereotypical. So I went to the lake. In Cicero this is where people spend their Labor Day. Out on their boats enjoying the end of summer. I walked along the docks and watched various boats go by, and fishers cast their lines, and kids play in the park. And I saw these two boats. This kinda sums up Cicero. This very old, beat up pontoon boat, right next to a big, brand new, expensive boat. Old and New. Expensive and Cheap.
Today was hard for me to go and shoot. I have been fighting a migraine & nausea. As the evening began to set in, the pain in my legs began to worsen. Unfortunately, shooting sunset and photos for me is like the equivalent of having a drink every evening to others. It’s an addiction. I knew if I sat at home and felt sorry for myself & the lousy way I was feeling, I was going to more upset about missing the sunset.
I would have been right. It was beautiful! I also had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful dogs & their lovely human. Like I always say, a sunset always means a new day will soon start.
An optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light within water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. An optical illusion.
This photo was taken after a gnarly lighting storm had moved through the area. The skies cleared just as the sun was beginning to set, allowing me to get this beautiful shot.
After a sick, lousy day on the couch the rain finally let up and the sun began to show its true colors. Heading back home after sunset, I was satisfied with my captures for the evening and had set my camera in the passenger seat where it often sits for easy access. I noticed a car turn into an inlet that looked to run along the backside of the lake, naturally I followed. What I saw made me gasp. The view was beautiful!! There are homes going up so I realize I only have a short time to enjoy this. The above was the first photo I captured.
As the sun sets on another day I remind myself tomorrow is not promised. Have you ever just sat and watched the sun set?! Taking it all in. Just look at this photo for awhile. The quiet scene. The nature. The growing ivy climbing up the tree. The movement of the water in rhythmic motion. The clouds rushing the sun into hiding. The sun bursting through the bark on the side of the tree. The sound of crickets chattering as night becomes alive.
‘How beautiful is it to live in a world where nothing lasts forever. We must learn to fall in love with the love inside us, only then every moment living will be worth dying for.’ (R.M. Drake)
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