Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Being in landlocked Iowa, about as far away from any ocean as one can get from an ocean, I don't get to see sunsets over water. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen a sunset over something bigger than a lake more than can be counted on one finger. I've seen lots of sunsets on the farm but it just isn't quite the same. Even those sunsets were now over a decade in the past due to my recent habit of residing in small towns. There are always buildings, trees, and in my current case, even the crest of a hill in the way of sunset unless I physically am driving outside of town in a car. What I'm trying to say is that it just isn't the same, period.
So I guess it should be no surprise that I was at waters edge everyday I was on vacation watching the sun go down and with my camera in hand to record the event. One had to be very quick because like anyone who is heading home after a long day of work, the sun doesn't mess around in getting below the horizon. It seemed as if I could get a handful of shots every night and it was already gone.
I did get up everyday early enough to take a walk before anyone else was on the beach which also allowed me to see the sunrise too but since it occurred between two large time share high rises and behind a bunch of trees, at least from my perspective, I didn't take any pictures. In fact, I didn't even give it much attention.
So after five spectacular sunsets, all that I was able to witness before heading north again, I have determined that if I ever obtain some ocean front property to call home someday, I would probably be found everyday without fail watching the sunrise or sunset and would ultimately end up with several gigabytes of pictures very similar to the ones seen on this post today. But since I am cheap and have a thing about investing money in places that get wiped off the map every now and then by mother nature, I may just have to invest in some sort of web camera mounted on the property of someone who doesn't have the same convictions as I. Know of anyone?