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Sunset Sunday

I love those moments when you’re out driving around and all of the sudden you realize how gorgeous the sunset is at that exact moment. There’s nothing you can do except pull over and enjoy it. And if you’re lucky you can catch a picture of it. Seeing as my camera isn’t really light enough to carry with me all the time I am grateful technology is as awesome as it is and I take pictures with my phone.
Two nights ago I had just dropped my son off at a friends and as I was climbing back into the car I looked up and knew I had to go find a spot to take a picture.

 Craig from Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the word on Sunset Sundays. We would love it if you would join us in sharing the simple joys of sunsets & the memories they bring back for you.

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Sunset Sunday

I am having a bit of a freak out session over here. The other day while driving home I noticed the gorgeous sunset and when I got home I immediately went to go find my camera. Problem is I couldn’t find it! So I start going back through my head trying to remember the last time I used it. Was it before I got back from my Cali trip or after? Did I bring it with me anywhere? Could my kids have gotten to it? Did my husband move it somewhere? I keep coming up with a big I DON’T KNOW. Ack.

So while I run around searching my house like a maniac for my camera I will leave you with these photos I shot on my phone (yay for cameras on phones, what would I do without my beloved iPhone). These are from Friday. After a long day of driving everywhere I got to experience this beautiful sight. Not the greatest quality but beautiful nonetheless.

Almost home

 Looking at the same area 15 minutes later

Craig from Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the word on Sunset Sundays. We would love it if you would join us in sharing the simple joys of sunsets & the memories they bring back for you.

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Sunset Sunday-Huntington Beach

Looking back at photos from our time spent in Huntington Beach always brings back good memories for me. We had friends and family close to us. In fact it was the one time we lived within driving distance from my brother and sister in law. We were able to have family around when my daughter was born, weekly bbq’s. It was a very special time for us and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
It was also really fun to go to the local festivities they held out there. Watching fireworks while sitting on the beach (seriously an amazing sight), the parades, the fair, the surfing competitions, etc.
I don’t remember when exactly my husband captured this shot but looking at it always makes me smile and remember what a blessed time we had while we lived there.

This photo is straight from the camera. Only edit done was to add the rounded corners. I love how the sun is setting right over a rig and with the waves, the colors, Catalina in the distance, it’s an amazing photo. Mad props to my husband for getting such a beautiful shot.
Craig from Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the word on Sunset Sundays. We would love it if you would join us in sharing the simple joys of sunsets & the memories they bring back for you.
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Sunset Sunday-Brilliant colors

I know I have mentioned before how amazing the sunsets are out here but I feel as though photos don’t do it justice sometimes. At least the photos from my standpoint, on the ground standing only 5ft 5in tall looking upwards instead of outwards. My husband and I have joked about getting up on the roof to take photos but I haven’t done it because, well I am scared LOL. I’ve never been on a roof before and since I am accident prone I can just see it wouldn’t be a smart thing for me to attempt climbing on the roof.

So earlier this week my husband and I walked outside to look at the sunset, me with my camera in hand he starts running telling me to follow him. I was confused but figured what the heck might as well follow him. He comes running back outside with the ladder in hand.

I have to say that I love being married to a man that has similar geek-doms such as myself. So up onto the rooftop he went. Camera in hand while I waited safely on the ground. This first photo is courtesy of my husband great photography skills.

These are a few of the shots I managed to get via 20 feet below rooftop level and safely on the ground.

None of these photos were edited, excluding the black & white one of course. Only thing done was to add the b&w finish. All the brilliant colors were the same colors we saw with our own eyes. How’s that for a gorgeous sunset?

Craig from Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the word on Sunset Sundays. We would love it if you would join us and link up your sunset photos!
 

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Sunset Sunday-Just in time

With winter approaching the weather has been quite chilly lately. And along with the cold weather we’ve had a few days of no sun. I love the cold rainy weather but I don’t think I could go any more then a few days without seeing the sun. Last weekend we had a cloudy day and the clouds reminded me of waves. It was really a neat sight to see. Even without being able to see the sunset you can see the glow towards the bottom of the photo. 

This second photo was also from last weekend, another cloudy day, except the clouds parted and the sun shone through right as it was sunset. It was a gorgeous sight to see.

Craig from Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the word on Sunset Sundays. We would love it if you would join us and link up your sunset photos!

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Sunset Sunday-Beauty divine

While going through old pictures for last weeks Sunset Sunday post I came across a photo that I had completely forgotten about. 
This photo was taken in 2009, that seems to be a popular year for me and sunset photos. I had taken the kids to VBS and my youngest and I waited out in the car while the older two were in having a blast. Just before class was out I happened to look over my shoulder and notice the pink whispy clouds blowing by and thought “this would make a neat photo”. To my surprise the photos came out even better the I imagined because the church and surroundings were completely shadowed against the bright sky. I just love when all the element come together to make a great photo, don’t you?

Craig and I have teamed up to help spread the word of Sunset Sundays. We would love it you would join us and link up your sunset photos!
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Sunset Sunday-Palm Springs

These passed few days have been cloudy and I haven’t been able to even see the sun setting. So again I get to dig into the archives.
This is from May or June of 2009 back in Palm Springs California. We used to live out there and while I do not miss the insane heat out there I do miss the terrain sometimes. There’s also something special about that area that I can’t put into words. Most people either love it or hate it there and I was one of those that loved it. My husband…he hated it. 

Craig and I have teamed up to help spread the word of Sunset Sundays. We would love it you would join us and link up your sunset photos!
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Sunset Sunday-Serenity

I’m not sure what it is about this picture, but to me it’s complete serenity. 
There’s just a calmness to it and that speaks to me.

Same picture, first one not edited, second one is edited. Still I love both.

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Sunset Sunday-Digging through the archives


 This weeks Sunset Sunday is brought to you by the year 2010. I couldn’t find any recent pictures that I liked so I went digging and ended up all the way back in photos from January 2010. Living in a condo had it’s downfalls, one of them being two story buildings obstructing most of your views. But on the rare occasion that the sunset was viewable from that little space of green area on your side yard was never a let down.
 Pretty pink California sunset

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Sunset Sunday-Coming home

Every Sunday when we pick up my husband we get to see the sunset from the airport. Last weekend as I got out of the car I noticed what a neat shot it would be to get the angles of the building with the sunset in the background. And then I remembered, hello you have your phone on you, why not just take a picture with that! 
And so I did.
Waiting for the hubs and watching the sun go down
A view from the terminal. Love the curvature of the building.
Mirror shot, let’s go home!
Stay Adventurous and I have teamed up to help spread the joy of Sunset Sunday’s.
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