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The Day is Done

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 January 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The day is done,
The sun has set,
Yet light still tints the sky;

My heart stands still
In reverence,
For God is passing by.

- Ruth Alla Wager

Sunset off Holmes Beach, Florida on April 4, 2007.

OLYMPUS X300,D565Z,C450Z 1/1000 second F/4.5 ISO 50 14 mm

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Tali from Serendipity, United States

Beautiful photograph and wonderful poem!!!

30 Jan 2008 5:21am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Nice photo, Steven. I love the lone seagull.

30 Jan 2008 6:55am

@Michael Skorulski: It was a touch I wanted to add, and in all other photos the seagull was never in focus. It was good to capture it.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

While waiting for the page to load the telephone rang, so I got a really lovely suprise when I came back. This is a wonderful sunset and the seagull adds a lovely touch. I love the poem too.

30 Jan 2008 9:48am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Beautiful sunset, the bird is positioned just right!

30 Jan 2008 10:24am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven! It took a few shots to get one in focus. The birds tend to do this "last dance" as the sun sets and capturing a flock just didn't "do it."

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

When I first saw this photo I felt like I was at home, and all but am at home here, since Holmes Beach is on Anna Maria Island, and I live onshore in Bradenton. Do you vacation here often?

30 Jan 2008 1:06pm

@Viewfinder: Last April was my first time to the Holmes Beach area. What was nice about the area is that it has not become overcommercialized........yet. I could go again.

Ronald from Singapore, Singapore

i love the picture of the sun set. the seagull flying in compliments the photo really well!

30 Jan 2008 2:33pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Lovely sunset and the seagull is a plus element in the composition!

30 Jan 2008 4:15pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

This is beautiful! great composition Steven! the poem is also really nice :)

30 Jan 2008 6:00pm

Eduarda from Povoa de Santa Iria, Portugal


30 Jan 2008 6:09pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Extraordinary, thanks.

30 Jan 2008 8:32pm

Disoriented from Washington, DC, United States

This is such a wonderful antidote to the wintery chill these days. Great shot!

31 Jan 2008 2:28am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How thoroughly magnificent Steve, glorious Sunset :)

31 Jan 2008 8:27am

martie from Okinawa, Japan

Stunning sunset!

1 Feb 2008 11:44am

Kerri from Blacksburg, VA, United States

Heavenly image! LOVE IT! Wow!

4 Feb 2008 7:41am