Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another strike off the Ol' Bucket List

In my usual style of dragging things out . . . the following is a continuation of our camping trip from a couple weeks back.  However, it is also another accomplishment when it comes to my 2013 Photography Bucket List.  I did have to tweak it a little bit...but as far as I am concerned, it still counts.


1. Sunset at Seaside {The Coast}

2. Twin babies
3. Las Vegas Strip
4. A beautiful waterfall (other than Multnomah Falls)
5. 1st birthday session
6. Downtown Seattle/Puget Sound
7. Timberline Lodge
8. City lights at night
9. A cactus
10. An engagement session
11. An extravagant themed photo
12. My new nephew
13. Jumping shot
14. A pier
15. Street photography
16. A series of old cars
17. A series of vintage signs
18. Golden Gate Bridge
19. Generations
20. Music

When we left to go camping, I realized that it was likely going to be my last chance to catch a sunset at the beach.  Even though it wasn't in Seaside, it may as well have been.  We were only about 30 miles south and really my intent when writing the bucket list was just to get an ocean sunset - I just thought I would only have an opportunity in Seaside.

I want to start a little bit before the sunset really began.....because I love beach pictures and if you don't, I want to convince you...

Need more convincing?  'Cause I have plenty more evidence of the beauty of the ocean shores...


I did a lot of playing around with my camera settings as the sun set . . . so some pictures are a lot darker, or have a lot more color, than others.  Which one is best?  It is all about your preference and what appeals to YOUR eye.

From the time the sun sat just above the horizon, until it sank completely out of sight, there was only a 4 minute time lapse.  It is amazing how long it can take for the sun to get to the "edge of the earth", but how quickly it disappears.

{For tips on photographing the sunrise/sunset, check out last month's In Focus Friday}

If you are out taking pictures of the sunset, make sure you stick around for a little bit once it goes down. The sky is often even more photographic after the sun is gone.

Finally, this week's B&W Wednesday:

As of 10 am (PST) I will be getting my 2 seconds of fame over at Rhyme & Ribbons, with a highlight of Amanda's sponsor for September. I was fortunate enough to win the ad space through the Aloha Blog Hop for August!

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  1. These pictures are amazing, girl! My favorite is the one of the man and dog with the sunset in the background. You are so talented!

  2. Beautiful! Really, really stunning! xx

  3. Wow, girl. You took some gorgeous pictures!


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