fifty-five: sunset

i am obsessed with sunsets. obsessed. ask anyone who knows me best – my wife, pocketbrit, even my kiddo – they have all lost me to a good sunset chase at least once.

when i say i have hundreds of photos from which to choose, i mean it.

i don’t quite know why i continue to try and capture them, because none of the photos i’ve taken have come even close to the beauty that is playing out before me. i inevitably end up frustrated with the deficiency of the tools i’m using (and my own self for not succeeding, yet again), cursing quietly, swearing i’ll never try again, that next time, i will just try to enjoy the moment. my daughter even said this past summer (with maturity beyond her eight years) after a particularly fruitless chase, mom, it’s okay, there’ll be another one tomorrow. and i wanted to cry and stomp my feet because didn’t she know, there won’t be today’s sunset ever again. i missed the only chance i had to hold the end of today.

it’s so silly. i know it.

so, you can see some of my other inadequately-memorialized sunsets here and here, but i’m leaving you with this one today. (pocketbrit: rays, right? xo)

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One thought on “fifty-five: sunset

  1. I love this one. Its gorgeous. And yes, rays 🧡

    (and I find the “okay I’m giving up, I can’t get it….okay no, just one more…. Ugh it won’t capture it, its so much better than it shows. Okay I’m done… (2 mins of conversation)… Hold on one sec Im gonna try again….” the best lol)

    You might not capture as amazing as it is in the moment (who can with a stupid phone), but what you capture is still gorgeous…

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