The Sun Sets on the Boys of Summer...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

Sleepy Hollow NY - Sunset Kingsland Point Park

It's been a week since the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and most of us are back to our old routines.  Although traditionally we celebrate New Year's in January, September seems to be a point of demarkation and renewal for most of us.  The summer is over, if you are a student, you are back in school.  Many people that I know think that this is the time to clean house, make resolutions and begin anew.  Sometimes its an opportunity for a do-over on the New Years resolutions we broke months ago!  However you look at it, the unofficial end of summer has come and gone.

Nevertheless,  I will spend the next couple of weeks posting photos of the summer just past.  Maybe its because I  can't quite let go - or perhaps its because the fall foliage is just not out yet.   In any case though we mourn that the boys of summer are gone  - we embrace the new beginnings of fall.

The above photo was taken in late June when the summer was just starting.  The photo was done in HDR-lite.

The Sun Sets on the Boys of Summer...

© 2012 - Ruthmarie G. Hicks - http://fotosonthefly.biz - All rights reserved.

Comments (10)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

That is one killer pic! Story line was a bit sad as I too am already missing summer and its not gone yet but wow it sure does seem to move twice as fast as winter doesnt it

Sep 06, 2012 07:37 PM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Ruthmarie, here we have many more weeks of Summer.  Will look forward to your photos and fall foliage also.

Sep 06, 2012 08:10 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, you're right...and we've been getting a lot of calls these last 2 days w/ those wanting to fix up their homes right away.  BTW, I am seeing the leaves starting to change here.  I noticed a bit on the highway last week (just a touch) and a lot more now...esp in the northern parts of the county.

Sep 06, 2012 08:25 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Beautiful photo... I love all the seasons and for me each one always ends just as I'm getting ready to mentally welcome the next one... Here's comes the Fall... Yeah!!!

Sep 06, 2012 10:51 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Thanks David - It is such a peaceful sight - I was lucky to be able to capture the colors. I used to really love summer. This one was too hot though.  But it did move quickly!

Bob- It must still be steaming hot where you are.

Sep 07, 2012 09:00 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Debbie - I'm seeing that too!  Its starting early this year.

Sep 07, 2012 09:01 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Beth and Richard - thanks - its one of my favorites I've been holding it back for reasons I can not understand in myself

Sep 07, 2012 09:04 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Ruthmarie, Delightful. Sunsets are always so different affected by the cloud mix but I have rarely seen one that wasn't just amazing. I have a new HDR plug-in for Aperture ( Mac) and so far I haven't be able to get it to operate. I am anxious to try it out.
Sep 07, 2012 03:06 PM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
Ruthmarie - I love that photo. Fall was in the air today despite the sun, I could feel the cooler air.
Sep 10, 2012 01:12 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi William - This one is was done using photomatrix - although I have also used Efex plugin with Lightroom.  I didn't know that there was one that worked with aperture. Sunsets are all different - and tricky to photograph well. 

Hi Gail - I feel the fall snap too!  Thanks for commenting.  I like this one too.  I kept waiting to put it out there!  don't know why...

Sep 11, 2012 04:51 PM