A Healthy Sunset in Carpinteria

Back in March I took this photo of the main beach in Carpinteria, but the "golden air" was caused by the moisture particulates and not the fires. Here's a photo from Phylm https://365project.org/elatedpixie/365/2017-12-10 currently living further up the coast. It leaves an entirely different feeling.

I gathered about 300 photos together that I'd taken throughout the region over the past 4 years. I sent them first to my daughter, but she said she can't bring herself to look at them just now. I suspect there will be a lot of depression amongst the people living throughout as the once-beautiful sights will bring back difficult memories.

I've only heard of one life lost, but of many horses that perished. The greenery will return in time... Keep these people in your thoughts and prayers, please, and if you get the chance, do something nice for a fireman!

23 April 2017
Wonderful golden light, composition
posted December 13th, 2017  
Fav. view , lighting and capture.
posted December 13th, 2017  
A treasured memory of a beautiful time. Sad that Ashley can’t look yet at your photos but understandable! It will be a hard time for everyone when they are able to return. The smell of the smoke will be with them for a long long time! Fav for this fabulous scene!
posted December 13th, 2017  
That sun is so bright and you have avoided sun spots! Lovely scene!
posted December 13th, 2017  
Lovely photo. I do hope they make it okay up there. I have refereed some soccer tournaments up there. It's a lovely setting and community.
posted December 13th, 2017  
Beautiful
posted December 13th, 2017  
Wonderful capture of the golden glow across the water and surrounds. Wonderful image.
posted December 13th, 2017  
very romantic even with a solitary walker (as opposed to a couple)
posted December 14th, 2017  
This is beautiful. I cannot imagine having your life turned upside down by fire (or another natural disaster). My heart goes out to them.
posted December 14th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted December 14th, 2017  
A beautiful memory to have. So sad hearing about the devastating fires. We are at the start of our dry (and fire) season. Since we are in the midst of a very serious drought it's scary to think of the potential damage a fire will cause, especially since the dams are almost empty.
posted December 14th, 2017  
Gorgeous sunset capture! Yes, they are all definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
posted December 14th, 2017  
How beautiful this is. I just love that lone person walking. It's so sad about the fires.
posted December 14th, 2017  
I can understand why Ashley cannot look at your photos yet - it's all too raw while living through those tragic fires. They're a;ways in my thoughts.
posted December 14th, 2017  
Wow... the colour is crazy beautiful!!
posted December 14th, 2017  
A beautiful shot in so many ways. Poignant too. It's hard when a place is destroyed in such a way. Glad you and yours got to enjoy it when it was beautiful.
posted December 14th, 2017  
Gorgeous lighting and shot Louise!
posted December 14th, 2017  
Beautiful
posted December 14th, 2017  
Lovely golden light and capture it’s so sad that so many people have lost their homes, firemen are worth their weight in gold!
posted December 14th, 2017  
The contrast is astonishing. Nature can seem very harsh, but unfortunately how we feel about a situation has no bearing on the event. I often think of the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, where the corpses are strewn about and the birds and insects continue to chatter as though nothing has happened. Because, of course, to them, nothing has.
Sorry for the dark musings but it seems the world is often a dark place these days.
posted December 15th, 2017  
@allie912 Thank you for sharing your well-considered thoughts. I do believe we're on the same wave length.
posted December 15th, 2017  
A magical looking golden sky and beach; love the reflection on the wet beach. The fires are horrific ☹️
posted December 15th, 2017  
Great atmosphere! A sight to dream away...
I long for the sea.
posted December 15th, 2017  
Exquisite and a testament to “life goes on”. ❤️
posted December 30th, 2017  
@louannwarren Interesting to revisit this photo... Ashley sent a picture & in full daylight, those mountains are all gray. We'll remember this time of day, and in time, it will all return again...♥
posted December 30th, 2017  
I know this place and you've captured it beautifully. Such golden tones. Fav for me.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
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