Tag Archives: sunset

The Sky was on Fire

26 Sep

If you live in the bay area, you probably witnessed that incredible double rainbow sunset a few weeks ago.  I didn’t see the double rainbow but what I saw was spectacular while I was out with the horses.  Luckily, I had my camera in my car so I ran to grab it to snap a few photos of this phenomenal sunset.  This is what I saw.

The clouds were UNREAL.

It just kept getting wilder and brighter!

These are all real color, no filters…

Pretty amazing.

Just like the old days

11 Sep

When I was younger, I spent hours on end out at the barn.  I was able to relive this a few weeks ago when shooting some photos for fun.  Chelsea and I wanted to shoot some pretty horse fashion photos with our great photography friend, Henry.  I’ve seen so many beautiful ones out there and I had in mind soft images at sun down but then we ended up with some crazy photos during twilight as well.  It’s best to have the crazy ideas and then try to just put them to life.  Sometimes you get what you want.  Sometimes you get more.

My friend from the barn, Lynn, was so kind to let us use her beautiful horse Amante for the shoot.  He was such a trooper and for a few extra cookies behaved extra well for us.

I took a broken bracelet and made a hand piece out of it!

Keeping the talent happy 🙂

I don’t know what it is about horses but they are just amazing.

Then the sun went behind the hills.  Here’s Chels with Amante.  She was really good with him considering she has no horse handling experience.  She’s very calm and he really liked her.  I have a few exceptional shots of her and him that we will post on I.F.L.

I love this one.

It was a full moon.  I can’t believe how light these photos came out because it was pretty dark out by this point.

This was so fun to play around with lighting and exposures out at the barn.  It’s definitely more challenging working with an animal but we were lucky to have a very well behaved horse with us.  I also love that no matter how crazy my ideas are, Chelsea and Henry are always game to help make them happen.

 Chelsea and I have recently decided to put all of our shenanigans out there in a new blog, IFL Blog.  It’s more stories and musings than just simply photos.  However, we do keep up with the photos as well.  I can’t tell you how hard I laugh sometimes at the things that end up popping up on that blog and the things to come.  It’s been keeping us busy and I’m excited to keep it going!

What happens when the Sun goes down

6 Sep

Earlier in the week, I talked about the amazing night time adventure I had with Emily and Matt up to the top of Watson Peak in North Lake Tahoe to watch the sun drop and the moon come up.  I snapped a bunch of photos and here they are!

This was the moon on my drive up to Tahoe, the night before our ATV adventures.

Our awesome driver, Matt!

The sun slowly dropping.

Huge tree uprooted!

Beautiful.

I love all the shadows.

Matt climbing some boulders on the ATV.

Watson Peak.

I love these two!

Sun flare.

The sun was almost all the way down which left this gorgeous pink afterglow.

The moon slowly started creeping up.

You got the whole moon in your hand.

Lights started sparkling on all around the lake.  It was gorgeous.

Did everyone else catch the full moon last week?  Where did you see it?

Houseboat Life

24 Aug

Hi!  I’m sorry I’ve neglected my blog this week, it’s been quite the challenging week with work and things so I’ve had my focus other places.  I cannot wait to share with you my house boating experience with all my friends last weekend.  It was such an amazing weekend and the weather was really great.  I have many more photos to share and a bunch of great photo projects over the weekend and also a new project I’ll be working on that I cannot wait to announce soon :D!

Sunset swimming was my favorite!

Shannon and me checking out the islands as we drove by them.  There are all these awesome beaches and private islands all along the Delta.

We were surrounded by farm land at points, it was crazy to see the view from the roof of the house boat because it’s not what you would expect.

Mt. Diablo!

Evening BBQ’s with this view.

Morning showers and amazing skies.

There was a fishing tournament going on the weekend we were on the Delta.

Calm morning water.

Rain drops.

Sunrise.

One of the coves we found for swimming and BBQ’ing.

It was such a great weekend for relaxation and having some good downtime with friends.  I will share more photos soon!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Summer Skies

16 Aug

Tuesday night this week, a mini cloud storm rolled in that made for one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen in the East Bay of San Francisco.  The pictures only do half the justice of the unbelievable sunset.  I hope if you were in the area you got to enjoy it as well.

Near my house.

Every few minutes with the changing of sun position, the sunset changed in a new beautiful way.

The beams of light were my favorite.

The pictures may all look the same but they are different variations from about a half hour of changes to the sky.  I haven’t seen a sunrise or sunset this spectacular in a very long time.

Enjoy!

Mavericks sunset

3 Apr

The sunset last Saturday night in Half Moon Bay was beyond beautiful.  With the clouds starting to roll in, we caught some beautiful colors.

Rainy Sunset

23 Mar

Another successful week down and with the rain letting up the possibilities are endless.  I look forward to another exciting weekend off the grind and spending time outdoors.  Have a great weekend!

Tahoe is the best

10 Feb

OK, here are the last of my photos from last weekend.  Onto a new weekend we go!  Happy Friday 🙂

Watson Lake laps!

Getting wild.

Donuts on the Phazer.  This thing is awesome.

Custom paint job.

Taking turns making hot laps on the Phazer.

Gorgeous Day.

We were on top of a lke that was slowly melting.  Will a real winter hit us this year?  Or are we just in an off season because last year was SO good?

Blue skies all weekend long.

Matt and Clark having a moment.

Me and B having a moment HAHA!

One of my favorite Mexican eateries on the North Shore, El Sancho!  Not only is it delicious but the views are pretty great, too.

View from El Sancho.

Bus stop.

The moon started filling up and it was gorgeous.

Sunset driving home.

I think I love sunsets so much because they remind me to reflect on the things that I’ve accomplished in that day.  Did I do something fun?  Did I accomplish anything I’d wanted to?  Was it the best day I could have made it given the circumstances?  And they are simply beautiful.

I can’t wait to get back there.  It’s a place that can have all the snow in the world or none at all and I’ll just love it no matter what.  I didn’t get on my snowboard at all but maybe next time.  I had so much fun snowmobiling with Emily and Matt and was sore for days.  Like sore to sit down even.  It was awesome and I can’t wait to do it again.  Our next reunion will be for a Monstor Truck show coming up which I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to.  They just seem so American, how can you pass up a chance to see these machines in person?  I won’t forget ear plugs though.  I hear those are essentials!

Have a great weekend!

Birds, Surf and Sun

18 Jan

OK, this was seriously hard to narrow photos down into even two posts.  I had so many that I felt really showed the vibe of Huntington Beach.  Here’s the second set of my Huntington Beach photos.  What a wonderful place to spend my Saturday.  I think I’ll have to go back there sometime, especially in the summer!

Seagulls lounging.

Kimmie and a bird that kept swooping in near us.  Must have thought we were going to feed him.

The composition of this photo was all Kimmie’s idea and that’s her in the photo but it is a very cool perspective!

Gone fishin’

Me and Kimmie!

Fly a kite?

Kimmie’s jump shot!

Workin’ on my handstand.

This kid was cracking me up.

Surfers battling for the wave.

In between contest sets.

Under the Pier.

Cat wants to be a lion 🙂

Huntington Beach is amazing ❤

Weekend warrior trip = success

16 Jan

The trip down to see my bestie was definitely a success and such a fun time!  She took me all around to see all these places I’ve always wanted to see.  I have SO many photos to share this week and some great stories.  I made it back to San Fran this morning and am getting back in the swing of things before I start my work week tomorrow.  I can’t believe it’s “winter” down there.  The weather was between 65-75 the whole time and just gorgeous.  Happy Holiday Monday!

Me and Kimmie in Huntington Beach.