Jul 6, 2009

A Fourth of July Evening


After a dinner on the deck of clams and oysters on the half shell, corn on the cob, steamed lobster with seaweed salad and cole slaw (anniversary dinner) our group headed up to the North Road to take in what promised to be a lovely evening at a Long Island Sound beach. People were arriving by car, bicycle and stair steps to get close to the water to walk or sit and wait to see what would unfold. The sun's angle gave us a "golden hour" a great time for photos, lighting the sand cliffs and beach, lengthening shadows and burnishing it all. As it lowered it played it's changing colors in the air on the clouds and through the waves. After the sun set many small bonfires of driftwood appeared up and down the beach, one by one, while some folks loaded their cars for the drive back home, the moon at their backs.

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8 comments:

MzzLily said...

That is the perfect lighting! The colors are so warm and rich at that time of day. Beautiful shots!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love that golden hour, these shots are beautiful.
Happy anniversary too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Mark... That is better than fireworks... Sitting there (after that delicious meal) watching a gorgeous sunset is the ULTIMATE of ULTIMATES.

Thanks for sharing your July 4th.
Betsy

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thank you so much for 'following' me! (Though that's not as exciting as it sounds.)Your photography, particularly of sea and sky is outstanding.

Marja said...

Beautiful warm colours and great pictures underneath. I love bonfires on the beach. We had a couple of them on camps in the time when I was a scouting leader. I also loved the campfires. But anyway good you had such a great time

alicesg said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend a holiday. Thanks for your comments in my blog. Have a nice day.

magiceye said...

gorgeous image!
you have a wonderful blog!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mark: It sounds like you enjoyed this on a full stomach. This is a beautiful place to share in photos.