Archive for the Sunset Category

Costa Rica

Posted in Beach, Coastal, Costa Rica, Digital Image, Flowers, Melabee M Miller, Mountains, Ocean, Palm Tree, Sunset with tags on March 7, 2018 by melabeemiller

What an amazing country!

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My Room With A View

Posted in Coastal, Denmark, Digital Image, Fall, Fjord, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scan, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel, Viking Ships, Windows, Winter with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by melabeemiller

Recently I saw Rooms with a View:The  Open Window in the 19th Century, the Metropolitan Museum’s special exhibit of oils, watercolor and drawings of open window views created from 1810-1820.  I was impressed with the beauty and somewhat surprised to learn that occasionally artists replaced a dull view with a magnificent scene.

In 1996, I was part of a trip to Denmark sponsored by a local Rotary Club chapter.  For five weeks, I traveled north on the largest island, Zealand.  I saw incredible sights from medieval castles and Viking ships to the canals of Copenhagen. The best of all these sights were the views from the windows of the many private homes where I stayed.

While looking at the Danish paintings at the Met, I began to think about the most wonderful view I saw from my window.  It was in Jyllinge, a small town located on the eastern bank of Roskilde Fjord.  During the fall and winter, because of Denmark’s northern location, the sunsets would last a couple of hours, typically from 8 until 10. From my window, which overlooked the fjord, I was always thrilled with the view at any time of the day.  I hope you enjoy the ones below as much as I continue to enjoy them.

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More Sparkle!

Posted in Beach, Coastal, Daylight, Digital Image, Motor boat, Nature, Nautical, Ocean, Sailboat, Scan, Summer, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel on January 27, 2011 by melabeemiller

Remember what warmth feels like?

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Enough of Winter!

Posted in Daylight, Dessert, Digital Image, Holiday, Mallorca, Moonrise, Nature, Palm Tree, Puerto Rico, Seafood, Seasons, Shrimp, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel, Winter on February 25, 2010 by melabeemiller

Beach in Puerto Rico

Palmas del Mar © melabee m miller

Take a seat in the lounge chair on this beautiful beach in Puerto Rico.

Soft rolling waves.

Soft rolling waves. © melabee m miller

Now, look out at the waves and imagine the warm water.

Sunset on the beach

Sleeping on the beach? © melabee m miller

We could stay all night but, how about a lovely meal?

Marinating shrimp in Puerto Rico.

Shrimp © melabee m miller

Start with shrimp marinated in a hot sauce.

A wonderful Mallorca dessert. © melabee m miller

And, top off this escape with a Mallorca, fried to perfection.

Feel Better?  I do!

November-Light

Posted in Daylight, Detail, Moonrise, Nature, Sailboat, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel on October 30, 2009 by melabeemiller
Sunset over sailboat in Orient Bay, NY

© melabee m miller Sunset, Orient Bay, NY

At this time of the year, I have been thinking about how daylight diminishes daily.  Each morning the sun rises one minute later than the day before and it sets one minute earlier.  That’s two minutes per day and November 1 steals away another hour of daylight.  As the amount of light fades there are still opportunities to create visually beautiful images.

Moon Rise in Puerto Rico

© melabee m miller Moonrise Puerto Rico

Let’s all remember to take the time to really see our surroundings, no matter what the circumstances.

As Dorothea Lange once said, “A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera” . A wonderful  photographer, she was hired by the Farm Security Administration to document the plight of farmworkers in the Great Depression.  A new  book about her work, entitled Dorothea Lange, A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon has recently been published.