Salt Marsh Sunset

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (16)

Cal Kimola Brown on December 7, 2008

What kind of grasses are those? They appear to have very large plumes. Beautiful shot B-n-P.

Bits-n-Pieces on December 7, 2008

Hi Cal - I'm pretty sure they are the Evil but Beautiful Phragmites. As a landscape architect and just someone who should be concerned about invasive plants, I'm supposed to hate them. As a photographer, it's sure hard to do that! (If I were lucky, I'd be wrong about all these stands that I say are phragmites, and they would all be the native Spartina cynosuroides - Big Cordgrass, but I think the heads are too big for them to be that.)

Steve Paxton on December 7, 2008

very well spotted they do the same here spray the new areas with barley to hold the sand back from the strong winds. we are build on sand and nothing else at all.

Bits-n-Pieces on December 7, 2008

Thanks, Steve! These spread on their own, but this area also is also pretty much sand bar. There's been a lot of erosion over on Plum Island to the south of this spot, and one house has been lost and a few others are in danger.

diannemcd on December 8, 2008

Top photo. Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on December 8, 2008

Thanks, Dianne! How was your week-end away?

diannemcd on December 8, 2008

Busy weekend, but caught up with lots of long lost rellies, was great. Lots of fun.

brianmoc on December 10, 2008

you are a Plum a chick! hate the place but still like your pictures and Surfland. :)

Bits-n-Pieces on December 15, 2008

LOL, Brian - thanks, though a litle bit closer to a Prune-hen, lol. But this wasn't even Plum Island. Horror of horrors, this was in...Salisbury! Great sunsets with the seals on the empty beach once the RVs and people all go home(LOL, now just what's not to like about that beach?) Last winter on the road out to the campground, I saw a group of 10 juvenile bald eagles flying overhead. So it'll do for me!

Jean Gregory Evans on December 16, 2008

Really lovely, I like the colors, the subject, the composition. Simply lovely.


Leo N on December 17, 2008

Beautiful composition and colours Bits-n-Pieces! I like it very much!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

I invite you to visit MY NOVEMBER CONTEST.

Greetings from Ukraine, Leo.

Bits-n-Pieces on December 18, 2008

Thanks, Leo, but I don't click on contest spam.

Bits-n-Pieces on December 18, 2008

Thanks very much, Jean - It was a great sunset - quite a few of the recent sunset shots are the same one.

christian caffin on April 2, 2009

I have a similar in my gallery. Cheers, Christian

Bits-n-Pieces on April 30, 2009

Nice One, Christian! Apologies - I missed your comment earlier!

lynda blutreich on February 13, 2014

beautiful...greetings, Lynda

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2008/11/29 16:31:54
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash