This week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #125, Tina says, “You Pick It!” OK, Tina, here we go. Here’s my pick: one beautiful afternoon, one lens, five photos.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.~Victor Hugo
The day wasn’t promising. It rained heavily until early afternoon when the clouds started to break apart. That was when we decided to take a walk. As we approached the beach, we passed low-lying marshes with a few houses. The air was chilly and damp.
We parked at Wallis Sands Beach down the road and started walking along the shore. Even though it was 48 degrees F (8 degrees C), a runner sprinted past us wearing only shorts. (Full disclosure: I was wearing a down coat, a hat, and gloves.)
Over the next half hour, the sky continued to change. A few surfers in wet suits were catching the last of the rough surf. Here’s one of them leaving the beach.
A lone surfer arrived late when the sky to the west was already filled with rosy light. He was racing to catch a few waves before sunset.
The sky shifted again to deeper shades of purple, pink, and orange. I stopped to take this last shot of two people with their dogs right before we left the beach. I loved how their orange hats were reflected in the evening sky.
As the hours of daylight continue to grow shorter, I plan to chase these magnificent bursts of twilight colors even as the winter sets in. These moments are a joyful reminder that after the dark and gloomy days of winter, the light and heat of summer will return.
We hope you join us this week for Tina’s “You Pick It!” challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your varied and creatively-inspired posts. Remember to link your response to Tina’s post and use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you in the Reader.
SPECIAL NOTE: As promised, on the last challenge of the month, we’re announcing the theme of our next challenge in advance. On Saturday, December 5, I’ll be hosting LAPC #126: An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A. So, please stop by this site next Saturday at noon and join the fun.
In the meantime, have a safe and creative week in your corner of the world!