Thursday, February 19, 2009

Smith Lake, Alabama






In June 2007 we took a trip to visit my best friend from high school and her husband in Alabama.  They have a wonderful lake house where we spent a few days swimming and playing on jet skis.  It was so much fun.  While we were there, we witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.  I'm glad I captured it then.

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31 comments:

Tess said...

Woah, those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I have to say, I think that tops any sunset I've ever seen. What a beautiful place to have a lake house. That sounds like a good time.

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Janie said...

That is a fantastic sunset. Must have been fun swimming and playing in those warm southern waters!

Guy D said...

Spectacular purple and orange colors, I love these shots.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Bradley Myers said...

Good captures, the colors are fantastic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loran. The colors are totally breath-taking... Glad you got to see THAT one!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

Wow, that is just plain gorgeous! Lucky you. :) HAve a great weekend.

Esther Garvi said...

Those picture make me want to take a dip in the water! It's getting warm over here. I would be great with a cold(er) swim right now! :-)

VALKYRIEN said...

Spectacular colours! Beautiful shots!

Tricia said...

Whoa! That really IS Beautiful! Love the colors -We just don't get sunsets that beautiful here in Southeast Missouri! I'm glad you shared it w/ us!!!

kden said...

Those are the most amazing blend of colors!

Babooshka said...

Those are amazing colours

Ida said...

LOVELY series.
Beautiful colors and photos. :)

Rose said...

These are so beautiful!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for sharing the sunset with us. Wonderful.

Poutalicious said...

This is a great sunset that's for sure. Purples and oranges make beauty together.

RuneE said...

Clearly a place that ought to be visited often. The last one was really nice.

Naturegirl said...

I would agree this is a gorgeous sunset and location! Great capture!
Your header image surprises me because near me,in Canada there is a bridge scene exactly like this!

Linnea W said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Perfect SWF shots.

CountryDreaming said...

As an Ohioan just happening to think yesterday about a spring vacation in Alabama, your excellent twilight time photos are very inspiring. Will have to do more research about the Smith Lake area. Am not familiar with Alabama but was thinking of heading down to Mobile.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

That's really a very special sunset. The colours are amazing in the sky and the reflections on the lake are amazing. Thanks for sharing these.
Enjoy your weekend!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Not only did they find a pretty lake, they found the mother load of all sunsets: that's an overwhelming orange hue like nothing I've ever seen. But aren't sunsets like there ... there ... then gone. Good thing we have cameras to catch the good ones and remember back.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful! Look at those colors!

alwaysateacher said...

Beautiful oranges and purples...reminds me of when I went sailing on the Great Salt Lake this fall.

I like your "spring" photo too...I DO HOWEVER HAVE SPRING FEVER..BBAADDD!!
I need green.......

soulbrush said...

i can only say WOW.

Nova said...

WOW , everything here is fantastic, orange sky due to sunset.. One of a kind sky you have there. you perfectly captured a very nice sky....

SUPERNOVA and SWEETPAIN
ANGELS IN MY LIFE

Lilli & Nevada said...

What great photos you have, i love the last one with the reflection fantastic

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

So peaceful! Beautiful.

ascu75 aka Don said...

I JUST LOVE IT you are right it is one of the most beautiful sunsets ever XXX Don and quack to Dina

Kathiesbirds said...

Pretty fantastic! So glad you captured it. The colors and the quality of light are amazing!

Salty said...

Georgous scenes! Awesome Skywatch!