Let Freedom Ring

I took this image last month before watching the 4th of July fireworks at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. I was trying to capture the gorgeous Colorado sunset, but this little girl was having way too much fun splashing around and throwing mud into the lake to allow me a clear shot. In the back…

North Shore Sunset

Another summer day and another post about a far-flung Caribbean Island…. Maybe I am projecting towards where I want to be right now. I took this sunset photo on Jamaica’s North Shore about half way between Montego Bay and Falmouth. There is a little restaurant here and not much else. It is really only a kitchen with…

A Florida Sunset for the Birds

Why is it that simple scenes, like this Florida sunset, can invoke such peace in our souls? I took this image of the seagulls in the setting sun at Venice Beach, Florida. It is a great spot to sit and let your life slow down for a moment, watching as the small gulf waves roll…

Lost at Sea

A young teenager seemingly lost at sea…. He stood there on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico for a long while watching the waves roll in upon the north Florida shore. All the while he stood resolute as if waiting for something to happen. It is nice to slow down in life and just…

Sunset on Open Water

A beautiful view of the setting sun to close out the day after a full day of exploring the tiny Caribbean island of Martinique. I’m not a huge fan of cruises because I’d much rather spend more time at the destinations engrossing myself in the culture. Fourteen hours in a place is hardly enough time…

Tekapo

There are some places that I’ve been to that just stand out in my memory as clear as if I were standing there today. Lake Tekapo is one of those places. I remember looking at it on the map while planning our trip to New Zealand, and thinking, “oh yeah, we should probably plan on…

Roman Sunset

These eight columns standing firm in silhouette as the sun sets on yet another day have done so for at least 600,000 days, perhaps as many as 913,000 days. This is what is left of the Temple of Saturn, which was an integral part of the Roman Forum during the Empire’s rule of the known world. The…

Green Sunset

The remnants of light from the setting sun illuminate the clouds and reflect beautifully on the placid water along the edge of Green River. This is near the Green River Campground inside Dinosaur National Monument. It’s a serene place to camp because of the water and the dark sky, except for when the silent night is broken…

Good Shepherd Sunset

This is the Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo on New Zealand’s South Island. The church was originally built in 1935 and still has regular services. According to meckenziechurch.org, all the stones for the church were sourced within a 5 mile radius, yet none of the existing stones or bushes near…