It’s been tough trying to stay caught up over the last couple of weeks…in fact, I came home from the Christmas holiday only to have the flu monster beat me into submission ever since. As if it wasn’t bad enough back in Salt Lake dealing with my sisters cat and the subsequent allergies I suffer from it. Sheesh! Feels like I’ve had more issues lately than a magazine stand!? :)
Anyway, I couldn’t let the end of the year pass by though without taking a moment to wish everyone a very healthy, safe and Happy New Year! Thank you all so very much for the friendships and shared photographic knowledge. Here’s to another fun filled year of learning and development!
I don’t have any celebratory type photos to mark the occasion, so I decided to go with a sunset theme to acknowledge the passing of the last light of the day/year. This is the same building (Mesa LDS Temple) as my last picture, taken from a different side as the sun lit up the exterior with an orange glow, while the moon slowly crept into the evolving night time sky.
Best wishes to all for a successful year ahead!
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krzychu30 (15442) 2013-12-30 23:02
fabulous picture and juxtaposition.
So beautifully lit up building,the palm trees and finally the Moon.Like You I don´t have any celebratory type photos,but this one looks really captivating.
Especially the light makes here huge work and makes the photo look so moody and beautiful.
PS.Get well my friend!
Wish You a Happy New Year!
jemaflor (82958) 2013-12-30 23:03
Well seen and taken, very nice warm tones, interesting composition with this shade on the wall and the moon.
Bonne Année 2014 !
macjake (54876) 2013-12-30 23:28
always great to 'hear' from you on TE!
well, try to think of the the good news, at least the odds of you getting robbed again are extremely low! so perhaps cat allergies aren't so bad after all lol
Sorry, just trying to shed some lights on the positives :)
maybe not the typical new years photo, but sweet nonetheless. the casting shadow is excellent, and to have the moon at the top is sweet too. All of my moon shots fail! so good on ya.
See you around
Happy New Years!
emka (76355) 2013-12-30 23:56
hallo Jason, I am glad that in spite of your being il you found enough strength so appear here, so we can wish you healthy :), happy and wonderful New Year. May it brings you a lot of fun and joy and only happy adventures.
beautiful picture, with marvelous evening light, nice shadow and romantic full moon.
WArm regrads Malgo
Royaldevon (28379) 2013-12-31 0:50
Ha! Ha! Jason,
I always look forward to reading your notes! Even when you are not at your best, you still conjure up the funny side.
This is a lovely shot, perfectly composed with regard to thirds. The star is the tree and its shadow which create a great sense of depth from the f/g to the wall.
It reminds me od shadow puppets!
The light is just beautiful.
Have a Happy New Year yourself,
serp2000 (39248) 2013-12-31 1:19
Oh, an allergy of the hair of the cat is very familiar theme for me.)) But now I've try to remember the cats on the Island... the dogs only. )))
Very nice composition, good example of minimalism, good idea to take this view with the palm shadow on the wall. Fine details of the building too.
Best wishes to you, my friend in 2014!
Greetings from sunny hot Ceylon!
timecapturer (47420) 2013-12-31 3:06
Hey Big Boy!
hope you have been behaving yourself over the festive season and not been to any seedy places and catching germs. OO! sorry - looks like you have!
Hope you are feeling a tad better now and getting ready to party like it was 1999. OOps! showing my age again.
Enough! - like this shot, it is a beautifully minimalist and compelling study and nicely appropriate for this NYE. I love the warmth and the magical shadow on the wall.
All the very, very best for a germ free 2014 - B.
npecanhuk (63522) 2013-12-31 3:07
That's a lovely and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, colors and, most of all, vertical format, exposure and composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
The moon up in the sky and the shadow of the tree on the building façade are the cherry on the cake!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
cornejo (30033) 2013-12-31 4:19
Hi Jason, interesting and beautiful composition, very well captured in this good and interesting photograph. A beautiful image with good clarity and quality. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Sergiom (57741) 2013-12-31 5:50
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'apprécie cette lune qui se pointe le nez dans le ciel bleu. J'aime aussi l'ombre du palmier sur le mur rouge en arrière plan. Une belle photo douce et romantique.
Bonne et heureuse année 2014
Noel_Byrne (22751) 2013-12-31 8:13
Sorry to hear the flu monster attacked, I know how strong he is. Problem is, its never a man to man fight, he always sneaks up on you when you least expect it. I look at the flu monster and think the words of the 3 stooges....why I oughta...
But a beautiful pic to celebrate the day today, you got a great shadow of the tree placed like a work of art on the building, as well as the lovely golden tones. And of course, the moon up there is a huge benefit, I love seeing the moon in daytime shots. Really nicely done, I am well pleased to have learned about this building through your shots.
Its been a pleasure sharing your gallery and reading your notes in 2013, I look forward to the same in the new year. I wish you and yours the best of everything, plus the addition of a flu monster ray gun.
Cheers from the soggy green rock.
ikeharel (55252) 2013-12-31 8:31
An awesome idea and well collected: the shade of the palm tree under afternoon golden light, and "painted" an impressive sight on the wall of the temple.
By itself a beautifully carved wall.
My best wishes, and happy new year, my friend,
SnapRJW (30685) 2013-12-31 22:31
Hello Jason.... You have been through the mill but a new day and new year has dawned and I hope that 2014 is a bumper year for you and your loved ones. I like your shot very much; it shows the constants in our world.... the turning of the earth and the close of one day as the sun and moon meet and come what may we can expect the same thing today and tomorrow. Warmest wishes for 2014. Rosemary
marabu61 (8059) 2014-01-01 3:57
Now that shadow of the tree on the wall is simply gorgeous. It is a simple yet very attractive composition.
I like to take this occasion to thank you for your continuous support and the many useful comments during the last year.
May the new year bring happiness, joy and health to you and your family.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-01 8:50
Marvelous shot to bid farewell to 2013. You do not show the setting sun, yet you show the end of a day with this long shadow of the palm, the bright moon and the twilight colors on wall. Excellent photo with magical light and clarity.
Hope you recover soon and enjoy a very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2014.
worldcitizen (6723) 2014-01-01 11:38
Happy new year! I hope you're feeling much better now. I really like the warm light on the temple, and the palm tree shadow. It's always an interesting time of day when both the sun and moon are in the sky. I hope the new year is filled with fun and great photo ops! :-)
jhm (137610) 2014-01-02 4:19
You play excellent with light and shadows with the palm trees on the wall.
Lovely perspective and depth picture
The sunlight on the horizon is providing warmth in terms of colour.
Very nice sharpness and clarity.
Marvellous light and superb clarity as usual.
Thanks for sharing and wish you a Healthy 2014 as well.
Gigidusud (14655) 2014-01-02 9:39
Hi dear Jason,
Pauvre Jason décidément cette année 2013 se finis mal pour toi, désolée! J'espère que 2014 sera meilleur, en tout cas je te le souhaite!
Très jolie photo avec une belle lumière, un superbe reflet du palmier sur l'édifice et un bon choix de format. Une bonne idée pour la circonstance un jour qui se termine. Merci!
Bonne Année 2014, tout le meilleurs pour toi et ta famille!
nikkitta (14308) 2014-01-03 11:30
Bonne et Heureuse Année!
Happy New Year!
Opsss ... you end the year 2013 with three bads news
And now finally we are in 2014
So a new begining , lets hope you recover fast
This last post (of 2013) is nice and romantic , plenty of good meaning, the sun (2013) going and the moon (2014) coming
So my pale friend , must take some sun to prevent flu
Saludos desde el sur and all the best
ourania (29361) 2014-01-03 12:23
I like how you captured the natural textures and details of this photo in a minimal composition with immediate graphical impact. The way you played with the real palm trees and the shadows is intriguing and delightful, the play of shadow and light (including that of the moon) is very effective. There's a fine interaction among the few colours within the frame and the atmosphere has a bitter-sweet charm. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, I hope you're fine now and that the new year will bring you health, love and great experiences!
tyro (19746) 2014-01-03 17:43
I think that this is a very appropriate photograph to mark the end of the passing year!
The lighting here is simply divine, from the low angled warm evening sunlight to the presence of the Moon above, perfectly placed in the frame. The shadows of the tall palms on the face of the sandstone building are delightful. Your composition is simple and elegant, the light and colours gorgeous, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.
I hope that you have now recovered from your 'flu'!
Have a Wonderful 2014!
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-01-06 18:44
Excellent shot of the palm trees and the moon.Perfect lighting and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
Cricri (104395) 2014-01-07 9:46
Mon pauvre ami, quel triste fin d'année, je suis contente de savoir que tu va mieux, je te souhaite une année pleine de bonheur et tout ce que tu désire se réalisent
Beau moment ou la lumière de fin de journée illumine l'architecture et copie le palmier dessus, le top avec la présence de la lune, peut un très bon présage , pour toi :-)
PaulVDV (21635) 2014-01-20 16:39
I missed this one. It's a great shot with a beautiful strong red colour created by the setting sun.
I love that huge shadow of the palmtree, much bigger than the other trees we see a bit further, and I also like the moon in the extension of this shadow.
Best regards, Paul
mcmtanyel (12017) 2014-01-22 20:37
The colors in this photo are lovely. The detail on the moon and the building is spectacular. The shadow of the palm tree on the facade is precious. Altogether a very pleasant photo.
adores (35665) 2014-01-27 16:10
A beautiful shot with a great soft light! I like a lot this composition, with the shadow of the palm trees on the wall and the moon in the sky. Beautiful colours!