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Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunset at the Peter Iredale

Last night at the beach, the sun set not over the horizon line of the ocean, but into a dense fog bank. You can see the bony hull of the wrecked Peter Iredale at the bottom of the photo silhouetted against the waves. The beach is only about a 15-minute drive from downtown Astoria, and it's a favorite place to watch the sun go down. It's especially nice on a evening like today when the air is still wet from a recent shower. The sunset is not as dramatic as it is some evenings, but it always feels special here. Off to the left, I watched a red jellyfish-shaped kite glide among the misty clouds until they turned gold. Be sure to visit other participants in Skywatch Friday to see the skies around the world.

19 comments:

Karen said...

Nice sky over the OR coast! I saw a real jellyfish today, maybe I'll have to get a kite that looks like one someday. Happy SWF!

Laughing Boy said...

I feel like I can smell the see and watch the clouds move across the sky.

Babooshka said...

Stunning

luna miranda said...

what a dramatic sky! lovely shot!

Regina said...

I's a good shot!

Eric said...

Stunnign sky here!!! nice composition and great colors!!!

Greetings from Holland

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely sunset. Sometimes the quiet ones are really in their own way more spectacular. MB

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the beach and they have such beautiful sky watch photos to take.
Yes we had a bad storm yesterday but it looked like that Pdx area got hit much harder than us.Thanks for the stop over going to keep you on my list

Jacob said...

You're very fortunate to have a place like that to watch the sunsets...we live in the midst of a forest with huge oaks which preclude any good sunset shots -- unless we drive over to Cedar Key, of course.

This is beautiful in so many ways.

siva // ശിവ said...

Beautiful sky....

Denise Jelonek said...

This is a very beautiful sunset photo. Should be on a postcard. Sometimes, I miss the ocean.

Carol said...

Beautiful sunset shot... and what a great place to be near....I love the color in this sky...

cieldequimper said...

Ah Madame Tapir, this is an absolutely gorgeous photograph. ;-)

Martha Z said...

Beustiful photo. This is a great place to catch good images. Over 30 years ago Hubby and I were on this beach at sunset. I wonder how much the Peter Iredale has changed since then?

Dave Coulter said...

Lovely shot...happy SWF!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there..I love the pinky clouds framing the sky.. doing some quick catching up on Sky Watch and visiting your lovely blog as I have just returned...cheers.

Arija said...

Your sunset is full od natural wonder.

JOE TODD said...

Love the sea and the sky. I can almost smell the salty air

Lessie said...

This sunset (and the other on your site) is just beautiful. I would love to be in that water!

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