Tetons with a touch of pink

Tetons in pink – Photograph by Laura Lecce

I always find it amazing how much the sky can transform a photograph. Although there is no guesses as to why sunrise and sunset are a photographers dream. It is at these times that the sky paints with the richest of colors. The ocean, lakes and ponds will also mirror the artwork in the sky to transform the landscape before your eyes. Depending on the cloud pattern in the sky, no day and no artwork will ever be the same, and just like this world they are truly one of kind.

For other images of the Teton Range and Grand Teton Nation Park click here.

A Dark and Moody Sunset

A Dark and Moody Sunset - Photograph by Laura Lecce
A Dark and Moody Sunset – Photograph by Laura Lecce

As I was scrolling through my photo collection for todays post, this particular photo resonated with my current mood. I have a cold at the moment which is draining my energy, much like the waning sun at the end of the day. This image is dark and angry much like my thoughts at having to work even when I am sick, and not having the motivation to do any of the things I love. However this image also brings hope, hope that my cold ends with this closing day, and that maybe tomorrow I will wake up bright and happy again with the new sun.

I Dream of Sunsets

I Dream of Sunsets - Art by Laura Lecce
I Dream of Sunsets – Art by Laura Lecce

I have never lived on the West coast of anywhere… and yet I dream of sunsets. From my vacations, I have countless photographs of sunsets on beaches – I take millions of them. However, when I get home and look back at them, I am always disappointed. To me, a photograph has never captured the vastness of the setting sky. The subtle changes in color as the sun slowly lowers itself to sleep. The true depth of oranges, pinks and yellows as the sky fights off the imminent dusk. The giant mirror of endless ocean which captures the color of the sky, adding its own unique brushstrokes to the magnificent artwork that is the sunset.

Sunset on Maho Beach

Sunset on Maho Beach - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Sunset on Maho Beach – Photograph by Laura Lecce

First day back in rainy New York after a wonderful Christmas trip to Saint Martin, a teeny island in the Caribbean. This particular beach, Maho Beach is located right next to the airport. Its a great spot to watch all the planes flying in, which makes for a beautiful photograph at sunset.

He Dreams of Sailing

He Dreams of Sailing - Art by Laura Lecce
He Dreams of Sailing – Art by Laura Lecce

I have a friend who talks of taking sailing lessons. To be out on the water, free to explore. With good friends, good food and a full glass of wine, watching the sun setting over the horizon. This was painted for him, as a reminder to one day pursue his dream of sailing.