Sunset Prep


This photo was taken on January 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM.
The location was at National Harbor, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came as this wonderful display made itself available as I was finishing a drive through for fast food.  I had all the wrong stuff picked up and was set to get out on the highway on the last leg of my long day where I would wolf it down.  At the end of the drive, I happened to look up, and the above was the view.  Rather than turn toward the highway access, I pulled straight forward into an open parking space, got out and took this splendid photo. 
The After Take: There has not been one person I have shown this to, that has not been as impressed with it, as I was in being so fortunate to have captured the moment.  I enjoy pointing out that the slight cloud cover over the sun provides just enough of a filter to soften the sun's reflection off the water.  This softening is very essential to setting the soothing mood it seems to generate.
Although it is probably unintended,  this fast food restaurant has one of the best views available at this landmark location.  Maybe they could build a second story on the restaurant and have a luxury residence for the owner - lol.
Contributing to this site has changed my level of awareness of what is going on around me. I find myself constantly looking to see a possible photo opportunity rather than go into zones of preoccupation which I think most of us do. In the recent past - I would have gotten my fries, soft drink, burger, and made it to the highway just as quickly as I safely could, to be on my way. The glance at this view would have never happened.
Here is hoping you occasion upon a view such as this, and it will leave its wonderful imprint upon your mind.
Wishing you all the best,


Write a comment

Comments: 5
  • #1

    Teri (Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:37)

    This is a stunning photograph. One of the best you have presented in my opinion.

  • #2

    Track Master (Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:39)

    Why can't I ever get this to happen when I am trying to be romantic for my girlfriend.

  • #3

    Gabe (Sunday, 24 February 2013 19:30)

    This picture is awesome. Would you mind if I used this as my desktop background?

  • #4

    Sarah (Sunday, 24 February 2013 19:30)

    What Teri said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #5

    whutzzat (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:58)

    Thank you for the kind comments. The picture was a pleasure to have occasioned upon.

    Gabe: Thank you for the request, you are welcome to use this photograph on your computer. We hope it brings you enjoyment for a long time.