Sunday Post: New Year 2013

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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is New Year 2013. I’ll keep this post very simple. Remember you can click on each photo below to see a larger image.

I’m waving 2012 goodbye with this beautiful San Diego sunset photo I took on Christmas evening.

Beautiful Christmas sunset in San Diego
Beautiful Christmas sunset in San Diego

I’m greeting 2013 with this beautiful San Diego winter sunrise that I selected for the month of January in my 2013 photo calendar (for sale on Zazzle).

Beautiful winter sunrise in San Diego
Beautiful winter sunrise in San Diego

Let’s hope the year 2013 features even more beautiful San Diego sunsets like this one:

Pink and gray sunset with clouds in San Diego
Pink and gray sunset with clouds in San Diego

and inspiring sunrises like this one:

Photo of a winter sunrise - clouds on fire
Photo of a winter sunrise – clouds on fire

I’m looking forward to a year full of wonderful photo opportunities, and I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year 2013!

A beautiful Christmas sunset

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If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a great day yesterday, filled with cheer, family and gifts of love. We had a wonderful time and spend most of the day playing with our new toys. I didn’t have much time playing with my new Bamboo Create drawing tablet but I’m a patient person and I can wait for a quiet moment to try it out.

Later in the day, I did what I know best with my camera though. Seize the opportunity when I see it. I caught a glimpse of the sunset through the windows, grabbed my Canon Powershot G1X, and stepped outside. A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my struggle to capture the beauty of a sunset without ending up with a lot of pixelation on my photos. So this time, I knew I had to grab the right camera to attempt to capture this beautiful sunset truthfully.

Here are the two photos of this beautiful Christmas sunset I’d like to share with you. The pixelation is very limited and the colors are just gorgeous. Just look at this sunset photo and this is what you would have seen standing next to me.

Remember you can click on each photo to see a larger view of these sunsets.

Beautiful Christmas sunset
Beautiful Christmas sunset

I love winter sunsets (and winter sunrises). Besides the potential clouds, which make the sunset a lot more interesting, there’s something about the angle the sunlight shines through that makes the sunset colors bolder. And I love how light the sky is on the horizon, while it gets darker and darker up in the sky, all in one photo.

Colorful winter sunset with clouds
Colorful winter sunset with clouds

I know 2013 hasn’t started yet but I’m already thinking about my 2014 calendar photo choices. Do you think the first photo (in landscape format) should make it to my pile of potential picks?