Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Golden Hour in the Golden State

It was great to be back in California even with all of the rain and a small tornado. It was wonderful to see friends and family. Thankfully it didn't rain 24/7 and I was able to take several pictures. This is the Huntington Beach Pier at my favorite time of the day.


I'll be posting more of the California pictures here and at Something Sighted.

33 comments:

Sunny said...

Hi James,
It looks so lovely and warm compared to the chilly east. The reflection of the sunset on the windows really is golden.
Sunny :)

Moira said...

I love the blues and golds makes me want to be there.

Lily Hydrangea said...

welcome back James.
this is an amazing shot I hope to get there one day.

Malyss said...

I'm so glad to see you back. We saw on TV that there was a storm in California, with flood in some places..:-((

Your perspective is great, but what I like is this so special light, so warm and wraping..

Olivier said...

lumiere magnifique sur cette photo, j'aime beaucoup avec l'ombre des personnes

Carolyn Ford said...

Ahh...James! How beautiful! It is Sunday night at about 11:30...My husband and I spend the late afternoon and evening in Huntington Beach. After walking on the pier and photographing a friendly pelican and people and drummers...we indulged in a drink at Dukes. How fun it is to come home and see the pier again in such a short time. And, how gorgeously you photographed it!
I hope you had a good time while here in so. Cal!

Thom said...

Welcome back my friend and what a stunning photo to start back with :) I too need a private tutor for photography LOL Hope you and Vicki had a great time :)

VP said...

A gorgeous golden way to a spotless blue sky. A great hour, I love it either.

Riet said...

And a beautiful golden picture.

Cezar and Léia said...

Welcome back James!
Glad to know you enjoyed your vacation with family and friends, and your picture is beautiful! :)
Léia

mbkatc230 said...

Welcome back. What a gorgeous shot, the light is stunning. Glad you didn't float away and had a chance to get some photos, can't wait to see more. Kathy

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous!

Hilda said...

I hope your time with your family and friends was as golden as this! :)

Gorgeous!

Luis Gomez said...

Truly GOLDEN!

RuneE said...

The golden hour is indeed the GOLDEN hour.

Thérèse said...

Hoping the state will stay as golden as its name and as the picture!
I envy you, you saw the sea... :)

Cheryl said...

Welcome back! What a glorious photo!

Lois said...

Such gorgeous light and you've even got a bit of reflections in there too!

Anna said...

What a nice relaxing image. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

m_m said...

Awesome photo. I love it! Very beuatiful! I think it's "a photo of the day" among blogs I saw today:) Congrats!
Regards,
m_m

Marka said...

This photo makes me curious to see a photo of the sunset itself.

kaye said...

the lighting is perfect :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely photos with the golden glow all around. The blue and pink are wonderful.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Carver said...

What a beautiful shot. It really is a golden hour.

Ebie said...

Welcome back to the blog world! How beautiful are the sunset colors! I so look forward to your photos, maybe some places I have not been to in Orange County! Did you go to the Orange Balloon Park? When the weather gets better, we would like to ride and watch the sunset!

Tash said...

No way! you just pop on over here & take the best shot ever of the HB pier...Extraordinarly beautiful. Stunning. How much are you selling it for? I bet the galleries in HB would want to get a hold of this.

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine image!

Martha Z said...

Such beautiful golden light. Quite a contrast to your previous wintry post.

ruma2008 said...

California....

It is felt for the dreamworld to me only by the sound of the words.
Gold is good for California.


It is admiration of my eternity.

amatamari© said...

WOW!!! Magnificent!

Sara Chapman said...

This is something special. It's truly all about the light, isn't it? I love this photo.

AB said...

Great shadows.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Yet another magnificent shot of MY world here with a clever title ... I love the 'two amigos' watching the sunset ... the kewl little hummingbird at Inspiration Point and think I'm finally all caught up here! We've got RAIN again ... with mudslides in the foothills causing mandatory evacuations. So sad ...
Hugs and blessings,