Happy New Year everyone! As the sun sets on 2014, I hope you're as excited as I am about the prospects for 2015. This is my featured image for January...
I witnessed this amazing sunset on a quiet beach in Southern Oregon just a few short weeks ago. Although no-one could have guessed how it would turn out even a few minutes earlier, there happened to be several photographers and would-be photographers on the beach that day. I for one, was running around like a lunatic, trying to find different vantage points and compositions as the light changed from second to second.
This particular shot was taken quite early in the sequence of photos, when the sun was still just above the horizon and yes, I know sunsets are a bit of a cliche, and to be avoided as serious artistic subjects, but I feel this sunset is a little special and this shot is made "OK" by the presence of another photographer who provides a human focal point and helps give the picture a sense of scale.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2015.