Photography

At the End of The Day


Redondo Beach, California

If you’re like me, at the end of the day you’re tired, not looking for a fight, but willing to stand your ground…just like with this modern and irritating verbal crutch.  It somehow indicates closure or synopsis,  and is used by people who are incapable of finishing a sentence without incorporating at least one tired cliché. It’s hard to escape it. You hear it in meetings, in dinner conversation and, of course, all over the radio and TV.

“And so, at the end of the day, when all was said and done, we wrapped things up and we were all happy campers” …Let’s look at the end of the day in a different manner and avoid tired, self-righteous catch phrases!
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Finish each day and be done with it! You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense!  Remember, Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself!
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This wonderful sunset was shot at Redondo Beach, California. The pier to the right is huge and has many fascinating shops, places to eat, and other gems to discover. As you may have noticed from previous posts, I am a sucker for objects in the foreground to give depth to the image – here we find a tangled pile of Kelp. Using a Nikon D90 mounted on a tripod and equipped with a Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens, the aperture was set to f/27 allowing a 1.5s shutter speed. The intention was to allow a bit of motion blur to the oncoming waves and some sense of motion to the sailboats which were moving at quite a clip.
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3 responses

  1. wonderful colours

    May 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  2. Freeda Koopmans

    Beautiful Shot! I need to go to the beach more often; but then, I do get beautiful sunsets from my kitchen window just not at the beach.

    May 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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