Friday, August 1, 2008

Day's End



I love the beach at day's end, when most of the people have left to seek their dinner, and the light is soft.  There is no more mad rush to wring pleasure out of the day, only a quiet and peaceful acceptance of the night to come.  The air is cool, the slanting sun is pale, and it is a kind of blessing to linger under the soft sky. 

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28 comments:

Country Girl said...

Hi,Mary! I was looking for your post on SkyWatch. I like the beach when it's like this, too. I love the hazy background with the rides and the hint of the evening fun to come.

Ginnie said...

What a nice, nostalgic feel, Mary!

Christy said...

Lovely photo. I would definitely recognize that as the Jersey shore. I have only been once but it definitely leaves its impression. I would love to go back and visit again. Maybe when my boys are old enough to remember going to see the ocean. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I truly appreciate it.

Dewdrop said...

Hi, Mary! I love the hazy look with the fog descended onto the beach... very nostalgic in feel. This shot has a lot of character.

magiceye said...

that looks lovely!

have posted a picture of a partial solar eclipse that we had in our mumbai skies today!

fishing guy said...

Mary: Nicely captured of a days ending on the beach.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

It is very soothing to see the day come to an end near the ocean......I long for that sometimes.....I don't live very close to a beach :(

I did go to Big Sur in April, so I can always revisit those memories!

HFD60 said...

Very nice photo...I want go to the beach too....

Roses and Lilacs said...

Living in one of the prairie states, I don't see the ocean very often. I enjoyed the photo.
Marnie

Carver said...

That's a beautiful beach shot. I also enjoy the soft end of light day at the beach.

Indrani said...

Beaches are the place to have fun, I grew up near one. Nice shot!

Pietro said...

Very fine beach picture.
It's so soft and romantic.

Pietro Brosio Gallery

Sara G said...

just ran on to your site. all your pictures are very nice!

Titania said...

A perfect ending of a perfect summers day. It is a lovely photo shimmering, gauzy blue making room for dusk to come.

Hildegarde said...

Yes, the pale in the sky and the beach makes it soft and quiet.

Sandie said...

Perfect end of day. I like the light haze and the way the background kind of disapears.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful shot!

Anonymous said...

Lovely and soft! Your whole blog has a "quiet and peaceful" aura :)

Sara G said...

Hi Mary,
Nice to "meet" you too. I have had a fun time looking at your blog. Love all your pictures.
Thanks for your comment on mine. The hummingbirds are so much fun to watch. They are so fast thought that I miss a lot more picture than I get to take!

Faery said...

This picture is so beautiful and calming

Fish Whisperer said...

Very cool shot for sky watch. It has a great feeling to it.
Cheers

Indigo-Daisy said...

beautiful muted colors in the sky! Thanks for checking our mine =)

Gawdess said...

It draws me in...memories, imagination and emotion.

esnorway said...

great SWF nice pic have good weekend

Catherine said...

Mary~Beautiful sky~watch capture! Soft light at Days end indeed! I love the Beach at all times of the day! :)
Enjoy your week!
Cat

georgia b. said...

love this photo—found you through shutter sisters.

Miss Red said...

so peaceful!

Emily said...

Here via SS!

Loved this line:

"no more mad rush to wring pleasure out of the day"

That's exactly the feeling your photo evokes. Lovely.