Another Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful sunsets deserve a second showing.  As we ready for the beautiful sunrise and sunsets in the Shenandoah Valley we are inspired by the simplicity of photography subjects that can be a forefront to our amazing sunrise-sunsets here in the Valley.  They always inspire poetic verse!

“The first stab of love is like a sunset,
a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…”
― Anna Godbersen, The Luxe


Sunset in Margaritaville

What goes well with sunsets, sunrise, the beach and fun places and great food?  Margaritaville.   What is and where is Margaritaville?  “Margaritaville” is a 1977 song by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett from the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.  Named for the cocktail “margarita,” with lyrics reflecting a laid-back lifestyle in a tropical climate, “Margaritaville” has come to define Buffett’s music and career.  Margaritaville is the named  tropical-styled restaurant chain, resorts, casinos of Jimmy Buffett and his events, music, cruises and more.

This colorful restaurant and their beach locations make them an excellent subject for HDR-DRI photography and photoshoots.  Looking for one near you, here’s the place.  Margaritaville

The Return to Secret Lake

The incredible sunsets of the Secret Lake have bidden us to return each season to photograph its beauty. Our last visit we were met with ice, snow and the bliss of winter. This returns breaks again in the sunsets that adorn this place. From every vantage place around the lake there is scenic beauty to behold and so we are reminded of the “Eye of the Beholder

Return to Secret Lake

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“No golden sand of fabl’d river,

No jewel glittering for ever,
No wine-born vision’s melting quiver,

In vivid glory can compare
 With that which we ourselves prepare
To throw round that we fancy fair.

Never such beauty glittered yet,
In golden beams of suns that set
On cupola and minaret.

Never such beauty met men’s eyes
In silver light of moons that rise
O’er lonely lakes ’neath tropic skies.”
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_James Michael – “The Eye of the Beholder’