Monday, May 17, 2010

Sundown and the Blue Hour


The sun is going down, the warm breeze is becoming cooler and the birds are doing their happy dance before sunset.

I climb the stairs to the balcony and have a look.

Looking west, the fog is starting to roll in.

In the kitchen, the last bit of sun is shining on the island.
Time to start dinner.

While Mr. A is barbecuing, I am trying to capture "the blue hour" with my camera.

It's getting darker and darker.....

The Blue Hour!

I finally captured it!

Light is fading.

Good night moon!

For more Blue Hour inspiration, visit The Blue Hour Site.

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48 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

Oh, I don't think I'd EVER feel BLUE with that constantly changing view to amaze and delight me! Beautiful pictures....I could almost feel the sun going down from the first until the last. Happy Monday! xx P&H

kim said...

Delores, such beautiful photos capturing the blue hour. Just stunning. I just love the views you have, too.

once in a blue moon... said...

you have no idea how much these pics lighten my soul...

Debby said...

Beautiful pictures and what a lovely place to live.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And you did a great job of capturing the blue hour - so pretty.
Enjoy your week.

Kathysue said...

Delores what a beautiful setting you live in and you captured it beautifully. Love the blue hour. I took a picture after reading that article it is a pretty amazing process. Your setting is pretty in daylight or bluelight, Love it!! Kathysue

Carrie said...

Beautiful photography!!

Babs said...

Beautiful scenery and beautiful blue hour photos! I love how you captured the sky, water and reflections of your pool house lights. Stunning!

Trouvais said...

Ahhhh....love the view. Something about rolling hills and oak trees. Switch the oaks for cypresses and sunflowers...and you're in Chianti. Tough call...love them both, but I think I slightly favor Northern California.

Rettabug said...

Oh my gosh, Delores...You must be neighbor's of Jain from Once Upon A Moon, because I swear you BOTH live in Paradise!!! What heavenly vistas you enjoy!

Great job of capturing the blue hour. I've been trying but its been cloudy & rainy here for days & its just not as pretty as yours. Actually, NOTHING I could photograph could be as pretty as these photos. BRAVO!!!

Sarah said...

Delores, you CA girls live in the most beautiful places! And you certainly did capture the "blue hour". Your photography are stunning! I think I'm ready to move to California!

Pamela said...

What a spectacular place you have!

Good night moon and The Velveteen are two stories i read my little boy every night! He knew the words by heart... lovely memories!

Sandy said...

You have a beautiful home. Wonderful job with the blue hour photo. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Sailing Simply said...

Excellent blue hour photos! How can you go wrong with your views? Gorgeous! Love the moon shot too! It's fantastic! Your kitchen vignette is fabulous but your pool has me dreaming of a moonlight dip! LOL!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous photos! You really captured the blue hour! I also like your kitchen vignette -- very appealing!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl friend Blue or Green it's all just beautiful my friend...Isn't Calif just awesome to live in...I pray all is well in your world friend...thanks for sharing another great post....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Gorgeous! I've got to go and read up about The Blue Hour! Your photos are so very lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Write Life said...

Oh my gosh. That is heaven. What a beautiful home and the view! Oh my!

xinex said...

Beautiful blue hour pictures, Delores! Isn't that pretty cool? I posted mine last week and the sky was the same color as the pool. Your counter vignette is really nice....Christine

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos, Delores!

Melanie said...

Absolutely stunning photos!

Heidi said...

HI Delores,
Very, very pretty photographs, you have wonderful subjects - the landscape and your home are so beautiful! Love the blue hour - I was noticing it last night as we watched a bike race in town. But sadly, I had left my camera at home...
Are you up for a Wisteria trip soon?
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous spaces! Perfect blue hour and so perfect that Mr. A. is cooking for you while you capture it!

DD

Sonia said...

Just beautiful Delores!

The blue hour is just amazing!! Great photos and post!

Miss Bloomers

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am green with envy at your beautiful blue hour!

Carol

Gaia said...

What a beautiful place to live. I'm so envious....Kidding!
Nice pics and amazing post!
Hope you'll join me soon
Gaia
have a nice week!

Joan said...

I must tell you that I enjoy traveling clear across the country and visiting your beautiful home. Buzz over to the Shenandoah Valley sometime and drop by Applejack Lane!

Anne said...

Wow! I am amazed at the beauty that surrounds you. Your home is absolutely stunning, and you captured it so beautifully. I wish I had visited you sooner! Thanks for the comment you left yesterday. You are right-- being present takes work, but the payoff is worth the effort. Take care.
xoxo,
Anne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, what can I say except stunning. Your house and the pool and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Your vignette on the island is beautiful. I am seriously in awe of all of it. Great pictures. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Karena said...

Delores, Stunning views I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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Karena
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Ariadone said...

Hi Delores, I just had to have you on my blog....so I did again today...
Thank you . I so love your blog.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

Greet said...

Dolores,
These pictures are really beautiful!!
I wish I could come to visit you right now!
xx
Greet

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Just absolutely beautiful and stunning!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

You caputured it perfectly...I second Greet!

Kelee Katillac said...

You live in heaven!

love, kelee

9405018--Pat said...

Wow absolutely stunning...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful blue hour! I would look forward to blue hour every night at your house!

Kat :)

Coty Farquhar said...

Delores,
Wow....Wow....Wow.
These pictures are amazing.
I feel like I am there with you!!

and....... the moon, just amazing.

xxx Coty

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fabulous series of shots Delores! I especially love the last one.

~Tracy

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

your home is perfection...what an ideal place to live. at first i thought it was a weekend resort!
xox alison

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, you live THE life! What gorgeous photos of your gorgeous surroundings. laurie

NanaNay said...

Beautiful home and beautiful pictures

Allison Shops said...

I've been out of town, and have enjoyed catching up on your post tonight. Beautiful photos and table settings as usual.

Allison
Atticmag

vicki archer said...

Your blue hour is captured perfectly as is your gorgeous home, xv.

Julio said...

Just beautiful Delores! The images are breathtaking.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, be still my beating heart! I'm a girl who loves to watch the light shift!!! You captured more mood than just the light. You take me back home!!!! (Okay, a lot of "!!!s", I know! =]) I'm from Pasadena and my Grandparents lived in San Luis Obispo for, well, for forever. My Grandpa built half of SLO! Boy, does this landscape take me back to my roots. I haven't been there for over 10 years!

Thanks for sharing this,

Katy Noelle

Suzy said...

This is my latest venture...and thanks for the link to the Blue Hour site!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gorgeous! Love your views...just spectacular!

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