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Picture of the day - February 26, 2009

"Sunset on the beach" - Biarritz France

Photo of a gorgeous beach sunrise at Biarritz, France.
Photo courtesy of Jochem Aarts.

Watching a spectacular sunset unfold before our very eyes is one of life's most delicious little treats. Within a span of just a few minutes the sky above the horizon can undergo several changes in color and intensity, creating a serial "rainbow" that somehow lifts the weight of the day's troubles from our shoulders and calms our worried minds.

I believe the setting sun is a message from our Creator telling us that regardless of how badly the day might have gone, it is indeed gone...and with the sunset comes the promise of yet another sunrise, and the chance to have a better day tomorrow.

Photographer Jochem Aarts captured this magnificent sunset on the beach at beautiful Biarritz France. Here are the camera and settings used:
    Camera: Nikon D50
    Focal length: 18mm
    Shutter speed: 1/10 second
    Aperture: f/3.5
You'll find more of Jochem Aarts' wonderful images at
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Name: Ruth Ann Joines
    Town: Chilhowie, VA

    That photo is one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

    Name: Beverly Potts
    Town: Galveston, TX

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    Name: Gene Nichols
    Town: Emory, VA

    Stunning scene. Wish I was there right now!

    Name: Frank McConnell
    Town: Fort Mill, SC

    I grew up across the state in North Myrtle Beach, and I can tell you that I have seen some fabulous sunsets in my day. But never have I seen one any prettier than the one in today's picture. Amazing.

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