Sunday, April 14, 2013

A sunset …. Right under your nose

This picture is living proof that we have the potential to create what we want, as long as we feel positively about it, but detach ourselves from expectations at the same time. As a photographer, I have a thing for shooting sunrises and sunsets. In Puerto Rico, given that we were living in San Juan on the northern shores of the island, shooting the sun was not a possibility unless I was willing to drive 2-3 hours east or west. Now I was not ready to wake up that early for sunrise, or drive that late in the dark after the sunset. So I let go of my expectations.

During our last evening in Puerto Rico, we were wading along the Condado beach on the northern shore. As we headed to find dinner, I caught sight of this non-descript bylane that looked like a residential area and had a view of the water. Something told me that I had to check it out. I am glad we did, because there we found a narrow bay of water with a view of the sunset. I could not believe that I got what I wanted without having to drive 2-3 hours for it. So for the next 20 minutes, we waited for the sun to set, and got some amazing shots in the process. I have never felt happier. So let there be no boundaries for what you wish for. Who knows, what you are looking for might right be under your nose.

If you want details, this was a bylane by the Condado beach (when you walk with the beach on your right, this is on your left), at the intersection of Barranquitas and Mayaguez.


distory said...

This is by far the most beautiful picture of the sunset I've ever seen. :) Stunning!

Manisha Awasthi said...

Hey Sunshine,

I din't get anything like 'Give Feedback' on blogger . So, I am just leaving it as a comment as I know you have turned on your Comment moderation.

Just a suggestion, the image you have used for your blog - the top one, make it consistent with your template width / height. Adjust its width/height so that it fits within the Title bar. This will improve the clutterness at the top.


sunshine said...

Manisha, thanks for pointing that out. Do you know how can I do it? I have tried it in the past, but without success.

Manisha Awasthi said...

Hey Sunshine,

I also tried a lot to get my image aligned with my layout. I don't remember it as it was long back but Go to Design > Template > Customize > Adjust widths

Try to adjust widths of your header and blog from there.

Let me know if it doesn't work. I will try to help out.