Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time for Something New

Do you ever run across sunrise or sunset pictures that are just breathtakingly beautiful? I do. It is probably one of the most common scenes that just about everyone who loves the outdoors will photograph at some point. Outdoorsmen and women are out early and late , and quite often take a few seconds to click away with the camera while Mother Nature does her thing. The amazing colors that stream out across the horizon as the sun climbs up into the sky have always left me somewhat awestruck at the wonderful world we live in. I've always been fascinated with the ever changing face of the sun at the start and end of the day.
Courtesy of Outdoor Adventures

So what's this all about? I've been toying with this idea for quite a while. Making blogs is kind of fun addictive and I had this idea sometime last year. I've been through about 10 different names for it and almost as many design ideas. I'm just now getting to a point where I feel comfortable sharing it with my regular followers here on Something's Fishy.

The idea behind this new blog is to have sunscapes (is that even a word?) from across the country and around the world. It's going to be more of a simple photo blog than anything else , but all of the pictures submitted by bloggers will have links. I think it will be interesting to have the pictures labeled in such a way that will draw people in to look at them and also help promote the blogs of those who submit pictures for me to use. If someone is searching for a sunrise from Virginia Beach , they'll find it and also a link to a blogger who fishes that area or whatever. It's worth a try anyway.

I've been very fortunate to meet a great group of bloggers since I started Something's Fishy. Some of the guys I've featured and interviewed here on my blog have been kind enough to contribute the photos that will eventually be on the new blog and for this I am deeply grateful. If you look at the new blog , take a minute and visit the blogs of those who contribute as a way of saying " Thanks for sharing. "

I guess I should probably put a link to the new one in here somewhere , so here it is : Coastal Sunrises

Be kind when you look at it , it's still a work in progress. I haven't even decided if I'm keeping the name or changing it. Time will tell.

Now for the fun part! Do you have any sunrise or sunset pictures you'd like to share? You will receive full credit for the images and also links to your blog. I think I'm going to have a full list of everyone who contributes on the side bar over there and also links with the pictures. If you have something you'd like to share , you can reach me HERE for now , until I can get a contact form or something working over there. Go check it out and be sure to check back over the next few days for a series of shots from Alex at Outdoor Adventures who was kind enough to send me several amazing pictures from his home water , like the one above.

Have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. You know I'm in bro. Saw an amazing sunset driving back from SD on Monday. Too bad I was driving and didn't get the pic :-(

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  2. You're already on the first post over there :) Wait til you see the pics from Alex , he's got a good eye.

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  3. OOHHHH This sounds awesome! I'm my way over to check it out now.

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  4. The new blog looks awesome! I can't wait to see all the pictures.

    Thanks for showing off some of my pics too :)

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  5. Question, is it a must for a blog follower to have a blog of their own to post a sunrise picture? What if someone has a good eye and good pictures to share, but no blog? Thanks = )

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  6. @Alex - Thanks man! You should really be proud of some of the pics you sent me :)

    @Lee - Absolutely not , I'll gladly post anything you want to send this way! Just reach me through the contact form , and I'll get my email to you. I mentioned the link thing so bloggers would understand that they would receive full credit (and a link) for sharing their photos with us. Thanks for following!

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