Monday, April 16th, 2012; North Shore, Lake Tahoe. This is a stitching together of 5 separate photos. The air temperature was in the low 40's and there wasn't a hint of a breeze. I was hiking alone along the north shore for a few hours and stopped here for a rest and a snack. The only sounds were that of the forest around me.
The clouds were amazing the other night. I rushed home and had about a half hour before sunset. There's a regional park near my house called Coyote Hills, so I hit it up and took this shot. Felt like doing some black and white HDR for drama.
Though we rushed to the beach, or the marina, or the pier nearly every night for sunset, the color never really exploded. However, the view of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the subtle hues in the sky were the always a great way to relax and mellow after sometimes long days of driving, hiking, and shooting.
At the very least, it was a good lesson in patience, and a reminder to enjoy the beauty that was there, rather than wishing for what wasn't.
Sunset over the Puget Sound Seattle, WA
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Taken 4-20-12 of the Kalalau Valley in beautiful Kauai at sunset. This light show only lasted a couple of minutes as the sun dipped right below the clouds and lit up the whole valley just before disappearing on the horizon.