Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunset at Lookout Point

The islands at Lookout Point remind me of floating bonsais.

Autumn’s crisp, cool air makes the colors more intense.

Painting dockside, I watch lobstermen unloading their catch.

Seabirds queue for sunset as I drive the nine miles home.

21 comments:

Cid said...

What a gift to be able to look out at such things regularly, especially for those of us raised in the city. For me the sight of water, trees and sunsets feeds my soul.

A Cuban In London said...

Lucky, you're so, so lucky. and gifted, you're a gifted photographer. Many thanks for such wonderful and haunting images.

Greetings from London.

Beth Kephart said...

oh my GOODNESS.

If I came up here and sat and healed and thought would things be any clearer in my mind? Would my heart stop pounding? My arm stop aching? Would I live?

I suspect so.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Sarah

What can I say--I agree with Cid, ACIL and Beth!!

Have a great day.

Best
Tracy :)

tina said...

Floating bonsai would be stunning and they do kind of look like it.

troutbirder said...

Stunning sunsets Sarah. You "captured" them perfectly...

Amanda said...

it's hard to know if these are photographs, the scenes are so painterly. and you're right, those trees do resemble floating bonsais.

what a lovely 9 mile drive home.

Bonnie said...

Those islands do look like bonsais - once you pointed it out!
Hope you will share the painting as well as the photographs - one day.

Carol said...

Oh, Sarah how stunning! The crispness and vibrant light must just wash over you like an elixir. Your Maine is so lovely just now. I look forward to seeing the painting. Gorgeous photography!

Cat said...

You live in a magical place!

Sarah Laurence said...

Cid, we former city girls appreciate the scenery all the more for its novelty.

ACIL, Tracy and Cat, I’m lucky indeed

Beth, you need a vacation. How about fall foliage in Maine?

Tina, good to hear that I’m not alone is seeing bonsais.

Troutbirder, thanks

Amanda, Bonnie and Carol, it’s hard to capture sunset in watercolors with the light fading fast. The painting was finished earlier in afternoon light. It’s for next year’s art show. Next week I’ll post the painting for this year’s show.

Les said...

Truly lovely and what a treat to have it so close to your house.

Andrea said...

Those are so beautiful sunset shots, yes the trees look like bonsais. I also love those birds lining the ridge, so idyllic photos.

Shauna said...

lovely, soothing pictures - ty for
the journey.

Nikki-ann said...

So beautiful :)

kacky said...

As always, your photos are beautiful. Incredible sunset photos. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gosh, I love autumn.
It's my reward for surviving summer!!

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thanks!

Shauna and Nikki-ann, welcome to my blog!

Donna said...

That's beautiful! You live in such a lovely place.

BTW, I recently changed my blog name my dropping the "blogspot" and for some reason my new posts aren't updating in some of my friend's feeds, so if you want to you can change my URL to thedollsweetjournal.com and it may help fix it. Aargh! Thanks :)

Bee said...

The word "molten" comes to mind. What marvellous pictures, Sarah!

I was in London today and walked through Hyde Park. It was so warm that people were out sun-bathing. (I don't think it was ever that warm in July/August.)

Sarah Laurence said...

Donna, the new URL is updating fine on my blog.

Bee, molten is the perfect word, even more so the sunset last night. Will post those sunset photos in October. It’s been in the 70’s here. That’s great that you have that weather too.