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The Sunset Hour


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

The wedding ceremony had ended and the professional photos were being taken on the beach while the sun was setting.  Talk about an idyllic wedding venue!

May you have as great a weekend, if possible!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

The Sunset Hour


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

The wedding ceremony had ended and the professional photos were being taken on the beach while the sun was setting.  Talk about an idyllic wedding venue!

May you have as great a weekend, if possible!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (51)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Jun 2008, 01:48
Ginnie this is fab, excellent photo
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Vintage. I hope you're doing better and better with every passing day. I sure am. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jun 2008, 02:47
A gem, Ginnie.
My favourite of this excellent series.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. That means a lot coming from you, Ray. Thanks.
It was very good that this photograph... warmly the sun rays of a boat wobbled soft on the small wave.
Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: It was a magic moment for me, Bram. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 04:24
Great colors and compositional balance!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 04:35
Breathe taking beauty. Words fail me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. Now you know part of why that wedding was so special!
  • Judy
  • Los Angeles - United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 04:40
Ginnie, Great way to send us off for the weekend. You've taken me back there again and I'll tell you - with or without the cranes - it's still my favorite paradise and you've captured all of it beautifully! Thank you.....
Ginnie Hart: I know this is your favorite paradise, Judy. One day we'll all be back there together again! Thank you always for your kind words!!
wow! les couleurs de ce soleil sont splendides. tu as capturé l'essence du monde!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, O-P. Merci!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 06:58
it sure is an awesome venue. I also love the image.
Ginnie Hart: It was spectacular, Kanyi! Now you know. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • at the ontbijttafel with............
  • 27 Jun 2008, 07:12
WOW, geweldige foto, de ondergaande zon geeft dat prachtige licht, I can get on this boat and sail to the end of the world into this fabulous sunset, wow some way to start off the weekend, hope you wil have a great weekend too...wink
Ginnie Hart: Now you know why this place was so exciting to us!! But you're right. I would love to have a few nights and days sailing on that boat! You can be the captain! smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jun 2008, 07:27
Perfect end to the day. Wonderful contrasting colours and I love that cloud, but find the central horizon a little disturbing!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I know, Ingrid! That horizon was the almost the death of me because of that boat. In the end I decided a centered horizon was better than one a bit "off," not fitting the rule of thirds. Sorry for the "disturbance" but thanks for your comment.
It's just beautiful !!!

I love the colors, the light, the subject ... boats ... And the atmosphere ...

I'm waiting for important results today and it makes me feel more zen ...

Thank you Ginnie !!!
Ginnie Hart: I hope you have stars in your eyes (your post) and can sail away into the sunset after your results tonight! Thanks, Ann.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 27 Jun 2008, 07:47
PARADISE. You knew that anyway!!smile
Hope you have a great day and weekendwink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tracy! Paradise. smile You'd love it!!!

I've seen things yesterday and today that have put me into another Paradise...Kindrdijk's 19 windmills yesterday and many sheep today here in Astrid's "backyard." I am one lucky lady.
Yeah not a bad place to get hitchedtongue

Lovely picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HA! We sure did see a LOT of weddings that entire week, Bill. I can see why. smile Thanks.
My fave too, lighting is ace, and the cloud on top of the mastsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It always amazes me what images work the most for fellow photographers! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jun 2008, 08:14
A breathtaking beautiful photo- the light is so soft and warm, the atmosphere so silent and peaceful, the boats may be symbols of life and future filled with many wishes and plans -good luck and sometimes "eternal happiness"!
Whlie looking at the sailing-boat in the bachground I would like to cite a poem of

Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Zwei Segel

Zwei Segel erhellend
Die tiefblaue Bucht!
Zwei Segel sich schwellend
Zu ruhiger Flucht!

Wie eins in den Winden
Sich wölbt und bewegt,
Wird auch das Empfinden
Des andern erregt.

Begehrt eins zu hasten,
Das andre geht schnell,
Verlangt eins zu rasten,
Ruht auch sein Gesell.

1.

Two sails flashing bright on the royal-blue bay!
Two sails fill out tight and sail calmly away!
2.

When one in the breezes moves hither and yon,
The other with ease as its shadow responds.
3.

If one wants to hasten, the other goes fast,
If one asks for quiet, its companion has rest.
(http://www.geocities.com/cigneto/thctxt/en/twosailss1.html)

A fine weekend for you, too (and for your knee!)
Ginnie Hart: You, Philine, know how to hit the hammer on the nail! Ontzettend bedankt!!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 08:33
This scene you have here is just breathtaking, and so relaxing! The warm tones from the sky and the cool feel from the water.

p.s. I hope to see your origami one way when you are done with them. GL!
Ginnie Hart: It was very relaxing to be there, Brian. Thank you. Some day I'll get those origami cranes put together! smile
A breath taking image Ginnie. The colours are splendid!
Ginnie Hart: It still brings back much warmth in my memories, Richard. Thank you.
Have a great weekend Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You, too, Richard. Thanks. smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 Jun 2008, 09:45
Ginnie, nice warm colors, good for a postcard.
Ginnie Hart: The entire occasion was like a "postcard" for me, Klaus! Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 09:57
warm, warm, warm.
Ginnie Hart: It definitely was, Ruth. Thank you.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2008, 10:56
This is a great shot, the colours are awesome, the water looks so inviting, but if I had to be picky it would be the central horizon, I think perhaps shifting it one way or the other would make a good shot even better.
Ginnie Hart: You and Ingrid both are on the same page, Pedraig, so you have company. This is what I told her: "That horizon was the almost the death of me because of that boat. In the end I decided a centered horizon was better than one a bit "off," not fitting the rule of thirds. Sorry for the "disturbance" but thanks for your comment." Ahhhh. Rules are meant to be broken, I guess? sad
Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 Jun 2008, 11:42
Beautiful colours and composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 27 Jun 2008, 11:51
What a wonderful sky and a clear, sharp horizon. Great !
Ginnie Hart: It was a magical moment/place, Carsten. Thank you.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jun 2008, 11:59
I can just feel the warm sun on my skin. Beautiful shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what it felt like, Scarlet. Good to see you again. Hartelijke groeten.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2008, 12:10
Great looking boat Ginnie, well lit by the sunset.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 27 Jun 2008, 12:20
Interesting shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zohre.
Ah that's more like it Ginnie - fantastic. Makes me very jealous as I'm sat here looking out at the rain!
Ginnie Hart: Awwwwww. Well, I happen to love the rain, Bernie, but I can't imagine what it would have been like in Hawaii. Probably more tropical...with the sun shining right afterwards. Thanks.
  • Karima
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 13:47
Well, you know this is one fab image in everyway, but that horizon line is just GAH!!. Those orange sherbet tones and that utterly perfect silo of the sailboat float my boat smile.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You make the third person who doesn't like that horizon, Karima. I'll say the say thing I told the others: "That horizon was the almost the death of me because of that boat. In the end I decided a centered horizon was better than one a bit "off," not fitting the rule of thirds. Sorry for the "disturbance" but thanks for your comment." Ahhhh. Rules are meant to be broken, I guess?
  • don
  • USA
  • 27 Jun 2008, 14:27
This image has a marvelous sun quality. I like the subject matter including the sailboat far in the distance. Wonderful color.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Don. You're the first person to mention that sailboat on the horizon. smile I didn't originally like it but it has grown on me.
  • Caryn
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 14:32
Wonderful lighting. Makes the scene seem so peaceful.

Hope you have a good weekend, too!
Ginnie Hart: It was so very peaceful, Caryn. Can you imagine the married couple having those memories for the rest of their lives?!
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 27 Jun 2008, 14:49
Picturit postcard quality, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: AWWWWWWW. What a nice way to say that, Chad. I'll have to let Astrid see that. smile Thank you.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 16:59
This is a gem. It evokes so may thoughts and emtions
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bandoras, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2008, 18:05
beautiful colouration in the scene Ginnie, truly a shot from an exotic place. mal
Ginnie Hart: It was a fantastic wedding in an exotic place, Mal. smile Thanks for stopping by again! I miss you and wonder how you're doing.
Very good capture, Ginnie! Great composition! I like this kind of image!
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, José Angel. Gracias! Have a great weekend.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:18
The color is stunning. I really like how the sail boat in the distance adds so much depth to this photo.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you like the sailboat, Helen, because I did make a decision not to clone it out. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:45
Beautiful sunset. I think I need to go to Hawaii!
Ginnie Hart: You will LOVE Hawaii if ever you can go, Marcie. There's nowhere like it in the world! Thanks.
  • Gingeybaby
  • Indoors with a glass of wine
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:57
What a beautiful shot. The sky is an amazing colour. Superb !
  • FLOOG
  • OUT TO LUNCH!
  • 27 Jun 2008, 21:10
Absolutely breath takingly beautiful, Ginnie!
with this i am well pleased grin
No, No No, Gah was a compliment. Like wow. I like the horizon very much thank you, and the colors,and the rule of thirds is meant to be a baseline that should be broken often, especially by photographers of your caliber!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2008, 23:56
Sailing off into a golden sunset - a great weekend to you too.
Lovely photo Ginnie, the repeat shape of the boat on the horizon with that in the foreground is ideal, take it out and it doesn't work quite so well.
Perfect end to a lovely day for all then Ginnie, beautiful scene smile
  • kay
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2008, 01:51
Gorgeous, Ginnie. What a beautiful view. I love it. I'm glad to be back (working hard these days). As luck would have it, I posted a Hawaii sunset shot today.

Great minds think alike. All of my best,
Kay
Perfect symytry between sea and sky in this well framed shot. Love it! Sailing off into the sunset...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alex. Sometimes symmetry is the only thing that will work for my images, so thanks. smile
The big cloud makes this an interesting and a little bit funny composition...in a good way smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I just take them as thry come and get a few smiles along the way, too. smile Thanks, Aksel.
love the strong contrast between the water and the sky, beautiful capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
OMG, Ginnie - this is simply superb. Unbelievable - too gud to navigate off from this page! Now this one becomes my favorite from your collection smile
Ginnie Hart: You really know how to make my day, Thomas!!!! Thank you.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 15:07
I'm not bothered a bit by the centered horizon line, but I am by the tightness of the image. The composition is too straighforward, you could've done a better job, dear. You proved it many times before. I guess the panoramic view with a catamaran off center would do the job, and more of this gorgeious sky and ocean wouldn't hurt either. Well, it's too late now. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm afraid it's too late now, Viktor. Actually, the boat was too close to fit it in in landscape mode. I wanted the full mast included, so this was my only choice with the lens I had. So it is what it is, my friend! Oh well.
Very strong yellow and blue. It was have been one very special wedding to attend to.
Ginnie Hart: Never to be forgotten, Monica! smile

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