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Pacific Sunset, Big Sur

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 18 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

I'd love to share an interesting anecdote about the capture of this image, but I'm afraid that sometimes I just don't remember. Usually when I'm in the field I make a mental note of the captures I think have potential and make a point of visiting them as soon as I return home. But sometimes I overlook something and there it waits on my hard drive. I came across this one as I mined my archives searching for ocean images at the request of my publisher.

Sometimes when I return from a trip I just don't have time to scrutinize every image, often just doing a cursory perusal intending to return later. Of course "later" is never "now," so there they sit until some outside force (such as a particularly persistent publisher) forces me back.

But there's a certain comfort in the knowledge that I still have some undiscovered gems in my archives. And I bet you do too. Maybe you just overlooked them, or maybe your eye has evolved to the point where you appreciate something you missed earlier.

So on the next sunny day (because when it's raining you're out shooting, right?) make a point of going back through your old stuff to see what's there. I'll bet you find something that pleases you, and who knows, you may just surprise yourself with just how good a photographer you really are.

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Bill from Los Altos, United States

If this is one of your undiscovered gems, let me volunteer to help you sort your images - you have a fantastic shot here. The gold in the image is so beautiful and warm.

18 Apr 2009 5:31am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! what a find!

18 Apr 2009 6:05am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great light, fine image!

18 Apr 2009 12:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

If you don't have any interesting anecdotes you could just make up a great story. We'd never know. ;-) Actually your shots are so good you don't need a story. Beautiful.

18 Apr 2009 3:19pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a wonderful image.

18 Apr 2009 10:06pm

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

Absolutely stunning! I could wax poetic on the attributes of its beauty but it really speaks for itself. Everthing is perfect!

20 Apr 2009 9:03pm