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Member Name: tomdifran
Country: USA
State/Region: TX
City: The Coastal Bend
Favorite Place to Watch the Sunset: Out in the country and on the beach.

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Member's Sunset and Sunrise Photos

  • New Mexico Crescent Sun
    New Mexico Crescent Sun 
    tomdifran
    New Mexico Crescent Sun
    I took this photograph in May of 2012 while living in New Mexico. I'd never seen a crescent sun before caused by an eclipse, its was a spectacular thing to witness. The sunsets in the southwestern part of America can be pretty incredible.
 
  • Eastern Moon
    Eastern Moon 
    tomdifran
    Eastern Moon
    In 2012, just as I finished taking a bunch of sunset shots towards the west in eastern New Mexico, near Clovis, I turned around and saw this view to the east. Sometimes a moon rise can be almost as spectacular as a sunset.
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  • Bayou Serenity
    Bayou Serenity 
    tomdifran
    Bayou Serenity
    I grew up on Boggy Bayou in northwest Florida and it's where I escape to often. The small twin communities of Niceville and Valparaiso,Florida sit along the shores of the bayou. When I look at this picture I get a sense of nostalgia and a renewed connection to my hometown.
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  • Sunset Point
    Sunset Point 
    tomdifran
    Sunset Point
    One of my favorite spots on Boggy Bayou to stand or sit and watch the sun set behind the Tom's Bayou bridge in Valparaiso, Florida. The closet thing to paradise this side of heaven.
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  • Evening Colors
    Evening Colors 
    tomdifran
    Evening Colors
    Taken in 2012 in northwest Florida, just as the sun started heading toward the horizon. The summer haze quickly faded and all of the colors started to "pop" along Boggy Bayou.
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  • Sun Dock
    Sun Dock 
    tomdifran
    Sun Dock
    Taken in 2012 on Boggy Bayou in northwest Florida near Destin and Fort Walton Beach. I don't "do" many sunrise pictures since I normally go to bed about an hour or so before it occurs.
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  • Ancient Sunset
    Ancient Sunset 
    tomdifran
    Ancient Sunset
    I lived on an old ranch in eastern New Mexico for a couple of years. This image was shot in 2012. I asked the landlord how long the truck had been sitting in that same exact spot and he said it had been there at least since the late 1960's. The truck itself is much older than that.
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  • Sun Bridge
    Sun Bridge 
    tomdifran
    Sun Bridge
    This sunset image was taken in 2012 in northwest Florida. Boggy Bayou turns into Tom's Bayou on the other side of the bridge. As vehicles pass over the bridge, their tires make a light thumping noise that makes one wax nostalgic. My brothers and I used to fish from that bridge with my father when we were children back in the early 1970's.
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  • Water View
    Water View 
    tomdifran
    Water View
    Anyone who sits in one of those chairs for more than a minute or two will be able to witness mullet as they gleefully jump out of the water. The distant call of a seagull will eventually be heard and a wandering pelican or blue heron just might show up unannounced.
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