Sunset Progression Mid-Atlantic~

No ships seen for days,
in the Sargasso Sea.
Just the sea,
and the sun,
as it rises,
and sets.

Casting reflections,
on a lonely ship.
Cheers to you, from your setting sun~

267 thoughts on “Sunset Progression Mid-Atlantic~

    1. I know it would. Something to do with the flat sea in the Sargasso with absolutely nothing on it, and sometimes storms on the horizon, makes for the most incredible skies. I go back and back to experience it…..

    1. There is something magical about any sunset over a panorama of flat ocean, especially when you’re in the middle of it. I could imagine Tampa might give a similar perception~

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! And your narrative goes along with this sequence beautifully too! As I scrolled down to the end, I thought “sleepy time!” even though my official bedtime is several hours away! ~Lynn

    1. It does have a way of drifting you off to sleep, especially when rocked by the sea. But just watching fills you with some innate connectedness that lulls like a lullaby. Sweet dreams Lynn. <3

    1. Thank you Maiko, you are kind! Everday, everywhere, we are given the gifts of sunrise and sunset. It is just up to us to stop and look, which I well know you do! Be well my friend~ <3

  2. Here is a piece of trivia for Alex Trebek to state. The freshwater eel was thought to only exist as an adult because no one knew where they bred. So strange hypothesis existed for millennia. Then it was discovered that all freshwater eels were born in the Sargasso Sea – – – not far from Puerto Rico! Strange but true. Enjoy your trip and be sure to look over the railing to see if you can see any of these creatures that swim up to the Del-Marva peninsula, then past Philadelphia, up the Delaware River, then take the West Branch of the Delaware to Deposit, NY, then up the Oquaga Creek to Artic Lake (before NY state put the damn dam in to enlarge Artic Lake.
    Happy Sailing!

    1. I am actually home now Wally. I know that is shocking. These were from the crossing this year in April. I didn’t know about the eels in the Sargasso. Fascinating. I did swim with these massive fresh water eels in Huahine in January. They are sacred to the islanders. I also fed them everyday. I have the photos, but they weren’t the best. Eels are a most unusual critter! Cheers to you Wally and hope you are well my friend~

  3. Love this deep orange progression. I did something similar at the beach with sunrise — just snapping away at tiny intervals of time make you realize how fast this all happens. Love your pictures so much.

      1. Oh, of course, duh on me, sorry! This was taken in the Mid-North Atlantic, in the Sargasso Sea, over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, essentially smack dab in the middle of the North Atlantic.

      1. Those cinammmon buns and the pecan ones are killer. They have a store called Bent n’ Dent in Iowa where they sell slightly damaged food at a massive discount to people who are financially challenged. I was so impressed with the operation and concept, I got into a long discussion with the Amish proprietors about spreading the concept nationwide. Of course, they weren’t interested in starting non-profit franchises all over the US. Remarkable people.

  4. Totally gorgeous shots!! We might have some beautiful sunrises and sunsets, too, but sadly, there are far too many trees and houses blocking the view. Well, on second thought, the trees themselves are lovely regardless!

    1. Awwww, thank you! Trees are lovely, but the ambient light of civilization mutes sunsets which is why they are better away from cities and out in the middle of the ocean, well and in the high latitudes too. Oh, heck they are awesome everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’ve been feeling out of sorts Cindy, your photographs are exactly what I need these days. Thank you for sharing the most amazing sunset.

    1. So sorry to hear this Mary. And yes, the beauty of the natural world does so much to lift my spirits when I am feeling down. It is almost like it is saying to each of us, ” Take heart. Look you are part of something so much bigger, that is so incredibly beautiful.”
      You know this of course Mary, because this is reflected in the beauty that you paint. My thoughts are with you my friend, as well as my empathy, and hopes that you feel better. <3 <3

      1. Thank you so much for your kind note Cindy, always mean so much – especially your continued encouragement and support. I hope you have a beautiful weekend – I’m going out to work hard and that will do me a world of good.

      1. Yes it can go either way, as in WOW that is wonderful, or WOW, that is awful! But whatever it is, if it is WOW, it has made an impression! Laughing… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. BookOfBokeh

    Do you EVER stay put?! Your energy and ability to enjoy the beauty of this world leaves me astounded! And tired! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Sunsets and sunrises they are never the same from day to day and place to place. Not a ship in sight and you own personal view of uniqueness. yay ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the share..

    P.S. That grey bit in the bottom right corner can be dragged to enlarge. I wish they would tell us these things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wow, I love this series. Colors and composition are amazing, and you have captured a painting of nature that only Mother Nature herself could produce. These would make a great series of photos to hang anywhere in the house. Cheers to a great week!

  10. hsampson

    Hello Cindy! I just nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award.

    Donยดt worry you donยดt have to accept the award or do anything, this is just my way to tell you THANK YOU, I admire your work and I am grateful to you for sharing and teaching me so much! Your photographs are amazing really!

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    And once again, thank you for blogging!!!

    Your friend always,
    Hector Sampson

  11. There is a lot I can say about those photos of that sunset. And all of it is bad. I have often gone out into the field and taken a photo of the sunset. In fact I did so tonight. But I will never bother to do so again. Your photos have closed the door, shut the gate, turned off the light, stopped the process. They are the final and end of the game. You could at least have included one sort of pathetic shot that we should have met. They are fan-bloody-tas-tic.

    1. Awwww, your kindness is so very appreciated! Please don’t stop taking sunset clicks. I love them all. Each unique, like a fingerprint, some spectacularly vibrant, others subdued, but quietly lovely, but regardless, all so beautiful. Plus one of the things I so love about photography, is the possibility of being in the right place at the right time. I definitely want to see your sunset photos my friend and thank you so much for your thoughtful kindness.

  12. Hi Cindy thank you for the follow I thought you were already following me, but hey it gave the chance to come over here and spend a lovely hour soaking up all your travels! I see you have been to my home town London though I do not live there now. Fabulous photos and memories!! xxx

    1. I am puzzled. I was following you and other people who it seems I am no longer following. I am still trying to sort it out and refollow. Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your thoughtful comments.

  13. Oh,my lovely friend Cindy,the skies are ablaze!Love the intensity of the sunrise and sunset tonalities and the luminous disk amongst the fiery scapes!Great timing!
    PS:Thank you for liking my recent post,it means that you know why I disappeared …
    And of course,many thanks for re-following me ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    1. Mintu I am so sorry! That was a mistake. I have been very happily married for many years. I just wanted to change my status to married and this notification went out that I got married! Laughing……this was news to my husband! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Cindy, just playing “catch up” on blogging. Wow! Brilliant, bright golden, orange and red hazy sunsets and rising sun. Almost like being there in person, so bright you look away to rest your eyes. This was an amazing sequence!

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