Friday, November 19, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Backyard Sunset

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67 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

This shot is fantastic. It should be on someone's travel brochure.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Vernz said...

Wow, its like a line of fire over there .. very pretty.. love it.
My Weekend Reflection here

DrSoosie said...

Hi Pat...the palm trees look like a family with the mom and dad and kids. Or maybe it is just me and I am seeing things strangely after a long day at work. Seriously....I love the photo. It has a nice evening serenity to it. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Pat Tillett said...

D & R - Thanks so much! It's a great view.

Vernz - Thanks! I knew the sunset was going to take center stage over the reflection.

DrSoosie - You are not wrong, they do look like that. Thanks! You have a great weekend also.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is breathtaking, Pat. Did you post this one before? It looks familiar. xo

Rek said...

beautiful shot...the setting sun makes the tree trunks light up in a magical way...thanks for introducing me to a new photo blog... ;)

Megan said...

How's the weather down there? Gently raining here in L.A. Pit pat pit pat. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mr. T! Thanks for the comments over to my place, they are much appreciated. :)

Warren Zoell said...

That scenery is a far cry from what I'm looking at.

J Bar said...

Beautiful colours.

Scott Bulger Photography said...

That looks so inviting!

Francisca said...

All around great shot, sunset, palms, reflection... worth enlarging.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Is this where you live? It looks like a vacation spot, and very different from my Minnesota backyard!

faye said...

Beautiful shot !!

Lisa Marie Miles said...

Breathtaking!

Clarissa Draper said...

Beautiful!

Brian said...

Beautiful, I can see myself relaxing right there!

Joe Cap said...

Gorgeous. Man, that picture just screams 'California'. I miss it!

Copyboy said...

Postcard worthy!

Bossy Betty said...

I would like to go here, please.

Stickup Artist said...

Hello Patrick, Thanks for your recent visit! It's nice to have a "local" around! Love your gorgeous late sunset reflection shot. Nothing beats those Pacific sunsets!

You mentioned you were visiting Randsburg soon. Have you been there before. I thought it was absolutely marvelous as so much of the old west seems to be disappearing. You will really love Red Rock State Park. Unfortunately, the highway cuts right through it, but other than that, it is a fabulous place to visit and camp.

Happy Trails!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very professional!

Japy said...

Beautiful reflections. I love the sky. Greetings.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Gosh, looks like a vacation house! Just need an umbrella cocktail:)

Jhon Baker said...

the trees look like cartoon people. Nice shot.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Amazing picture Patrick. I really like the warm light and colors here.
Wishing you a nice weekend:)

Springman said...

A beautiful range of warm color!

Talei said...

The reflection is beautiful and the sunset a lovely backdrop - great shot! ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

baygirl32 said...

breathtaking

Pat Tillett said...

Robyn - thanks! I did, on my old photo blog! You're one of the old timers around here...

Rek - Thanks for the nice words!
A little sunset and some well positioned low voltage lights...

Megan - Hi there! It's been lightly raining all day. My pleasure! Nice seeing you here also!

Warren - Warren, I can't even imagine... Well I can because of the photo you sent me...BRRR!!!

J Bar - Thanks for stopping by.

Scott - Thank you sir!

Francisca - thanks so much! i just left your site...

Sarah - It's my back yard. We are pretty darn lucky! Snowing today?

faye - Thanks faye!

Lisa - Thanks, well i want that breath back!

Clarissa - Thank you Madame...

Brian - I thought I saw you there!

Joe - Thanks Joe! And California it is...

Jesse - Yup, I sent you one! Did you get it?

BB - Anytime! We're just down the road...

Stickup Artist - I totally agree! I haven't been there, but i plan on going VERY soon. Red Rock SP will also be on the agenda. Your photos of them are amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

Alex - the photo maybe, certainly not me! Thanks Alex

Japy - Greetings and thanks to you also.

Nancy - A cocktail! sounds like a good idea to me! Thanks!

Jhon - thanks! They do like a bit odd.

Berit - Thanks so much! It was a nice moment! Same to you...

Springman - Thanks! very pleasing to the eye.

Talei - Thanks! You have a great weekend also...

Marlene said...

Beautiful! I sure wouldn't mind that view each night. :)

Entre Nous said...

Can I like, be there now.... :}

Its been in the low twenties here lately and I am freezing!

Pat Tillett said...

baygirl - Thanks so much!!!

Marlene - Believe me, we pinch ourselves every day!

Entre Nous - BRRR!!! I can see snow from here, but it NEVER gets cold enough at the lower levels.

Icy BC said...

Stunningly beautiful night photo, and the reflection is gorgeous!

Anthony J Langford said...

ahhh foorkin lurvely...makes me want to kick back and sip on pina coladas.. and i dont like pina coladas..ok maybe abit.. but id rather a beer... lol

Minoccio said...

This is very pretty. I know it's hard to capture a sunset because it never looks the same way on the picture as it did in reality. Do you edit your photos in any way?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tremendous picture, Pat..... It's similar to one I am putting on my Monday's blog.

Have a great day.
Betsy

Dawn said...

That's your BACKYARD???
Why do you ever go on holiday?
Awesome shot and what a view!!

Talli Roland said...

Wow - gorgeous! I'd love to be there...

Pat Tillett said...

Icy BC - Thanks so much! Two subjects for the price of one!

Anthony - I'll have both please!

Minoccio - I don't even own any editing software. The only thing I do is either shorten or lengthen the exposure time and adjust lighting...

Betsy - Can't wait to see it Betsy. thanks!

Dawn - I'm happy to say yes to that question. We are very fortunate to live there...

Talli - thanks so much! It's raining at this moment, so it's not quite as inviting...

Jenny said...

Pat, gorgeous, gorgeous. Looks like a Phoenix sunset!

Pat Tillett said...

Jenny - thanks so much! It does...

shyam said...

Perfectly positioned and lit up lights and the clouds are just awesome :)

Pat Tillett said...

shyam - Thanks! This one had a lot going for it.

Ree said...

Oh, just love this!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Such a beautiful photo. Intense and eye grabbing colors.
The Palm trees look like they are coming out to do a dance on stage.

Pat Tillett said...

Ree - Thanks so much!

OWT - Sometimes it just all falls into place. thanks!

John McElveen said...

Pat-- if I could only capture 1/4 of your talent I would be ecstatic!

You sir are phenomenal!

Pat Tillett said...

John - Thanks so much! I really don't have that much photo talent, what I have (if I may be so bold) is a good eye. that is half the battle...

Anonymous said...

Nice picture!
my back yard faces a big building.

Pat Tillett said...

Anon - My last house did that also. We are very fortunate...

Minoccio said...

I guess I need a better camera =)

Pat Tillett said...

Minoccio - I took this one with a pocket point and shoot...

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, it is beautiful Pat. I love the sky, the lighting, the reflection...heck I love it all!

Pat Tillett said...

SQ - Thanks so much! A lot of elements in this one!

DavidV said...

Wow! the light and colour is perfect. Great picture.

Pat Tillett said...

DavidV - Thanks so much!

Budd said...

great picture. wish I lived there.

James said...

Amazingly beautiful shot Patrick! I love the colors of the sky and the way the trees are lit up making an incredible reflection.

Pat Tillett said...

Budd - Thanks so much!

James - Thanks James! I would have loved to get the sunset in the pool also. I'll have to try again next summer when the sun sets that far over...

Pam said...

The sky is all a blaze with firey red and golden colors.
Stunning sunset shot, Pat.

Pat Tillett said...

Pam - thanks! I only the pool was running the other way, then I could have got the sunset reflection in the water also!

John McElveen said...

Well Sir--YOU WON!!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, beautiful! I really like the rich golden colors!

Leovi said...

A great light in the palm trees and a frame that fills this house mystery.

Pat Tillett said...

John - Thanks! I wish I'd win something...

Carolyn - Thanks! Nice seeing you!

Leovi - My goal was to catch the trees in the pool, the sunset was an added bonus!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Wow! Way cool, Pat!

Pat Tillett said...

Blue Wave - Thanks so much!