Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature…sunset in Costa Rica

Posted: December 1, 2014 in Phoneography Challenge, Quotes
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Another month, another first Monday, another “Nature” theme!  The challenge for this theme isn’t finding a photo, it’s deciding which photo/s to use.  Since I spend quite a bit of time outside, I have more photos of nature than of anything else.  This has been a year blessed with lots of travels.  After my annual trip to visit my parents in Arizona, my older daughter and I spent a wonderful week in Costa Rica, a delayed Christmas present from over a year before.  Besides having a great time, we saw some fabulous sunsets.  Here’s an example of one.  Grab a tropical drink, sit back, and enjoy.

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
~George R.R. Martin

photo 1(138)

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.
~John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

photo 2(138)

The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.
~Robert Bolano, 2666

photo 3(106)

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.
~Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

photo 4(68)

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
~G.K. Chesterton
photo 5(51)
 Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.
~Mia Kirshner, I Live Here
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.
~J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  1. Stunning photos. Gorgeous colours. 😍👍👏

  2. Wow ! How beautiful !

  3. Sunsets are magical, as is this one. I can sense your calm as you enjoy the radiance and splendor. Enjoyed the quotes. Happy Photo Challenge.

  4. Fabulous sunsets, Janet. I love the quotes that accompany your photos. 🙂

  5. Costa Rico oh my! Viva la Vida 🙂

  6. For as many sunsets as I’ve seen and have yet to see, they just never get tiresome. Oh, those colors… The sky is absolutely alive in your photos!

  7. Such stunning and magical photos Janet, I’m with you, nature has the best backdrops to capture. 🙂

  8. Angeline M says:

    How wonderful to spend time in Costa Rica! I love all of the photos, and the quotes are perfect!