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Friday, August 17, 2012

Tropical Beach Getaway:The Beauty of Krabi

For those seeking the sun and sea but not the crowd, Krabi on the west coast of south Thailand is the place to be. I can see why honey-mooners would chose to come here instead of to Phuket.


As you view these photographs, you might possibly hear, playing in your mind, the song 'I Only Have Eyes For You'


For a lone photographer on the beach, the possibilities of perfect captures filled me with excitement. This angle from where I was on higher ground, enabled me to use the leafy branch as a horizontal base of the frame, parallel to the horizon.


The arresting shape of this outcrop makes a stunning focus for the camera. It does seem to resemble a sleeping man, doesn't it?


That ship appeared to be precariously perched on the edge of the horizon! I caught it just in time before it toppled over, haha!

This next photo gives me that sense of place, the genius loci, that some photographs seem rich with.


I just loved the branches with their huge leaves giving me all sorts of ideas for frame fashion. This one below is like a curtain, which you can part to catch a glimpse of the snoozing outcrop.


The next one gives the photo an accent in the foreground, offering a lighter green to contrast with with the green of the vegetation on the cliffs in the background.





The changing light, as evening draws nearer, makes me feel that it is time that these boats seek safe harbour.


This is one of my favourite shots - coconut palms swaying in the breeze...in the light of an emerald-turquoise sky.



The colourful fishing boats in the evening...



We left Krabi for our ship with this view of the bay receding from us...a peaceful safe harbour.

a fleeting sojourn
where green hues merge with sea blue
palms wave fond farewell 



Linking to:

Our World Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Water World Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday 
Haiku My Heart
Skywatch Friday
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot
Macro Monday

34 comments:

  1. didn't the palms wave a 'frond' farewell?! I am in awe of these gorgeous photos of a paradise I have always dreamed of visiting..I can't even pick a favorite.....I learned more about framing photos here

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    1. A'frond farewell', yes, that's fitting, Joanne, haha. Thanks for visiting and may you get to actually see a tropical island of your dreams one day.

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  2. Beautiful pictures Rosie, I cant say which one is the best among these, so natural and pure! A pleasure to the eyes. Thanks for sharing them with us :)

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    1. Thanks, Angel. I had a field day there that evening. Glad you like the images I captured.

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  3. What an amazing place... thank you so for sharing this with us, this sojourn of yours in image, word, and haiku...

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    1. Thanks for that poetic comment of yours, Lea.

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  4. A gorgeous place, and beautiful photos. It must have been difficult to bid the palms goodbye.

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  5. Gorgeous photos. I saw the sleeping man. How cool is that? Love the sky, the boats, the leaves in sharp focus. You're a good photographer.

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  6. Absolutely divine photography of a beautiful place ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. A fleeting sojourn in a place of beauty is better than no sojourn at all.

      Helpless Soul

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  7. What an extraordinary photo journalism post. I have never been to Thailand so I was glad to be introduced to a new place. Thanks for taking the time to share all these photos and your words.

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  8. dear rosie,
    so much beauty here stirring so many treasured memories. i have been to your country and arrived by ship so the coastline, sea and tropical vistas welcome me back so fondly!
    lovely haiku and wonderful always to have you at recuerda mi corazon!

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  9. Such a beautiful collection of photos, Rosie! Not been there! It seemed like paradise opening up. Nice haiku too!

    Hank

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  10. An appropriate placement for the intimate connection between time spent here and the place itself. I love it! And you are clearly an expert at capturing PLACE in both words and photography. My favorite picture is the last one--how the sky is also an object of interest balancing the crags and the life on the ground layer.

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  11. Lovely images and a wonderful haiku :-)

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  12. What a lovely beach. Your haiku is great with the last photo.

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  13. Note to self: must visit Krabi. Gorgeous!

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  14. Lovely photos followed by beautiful haiku!

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  15. Stunningly beautiful!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  16. those fishing boats bring back a time, a lifestyle, slower, less dependent on mechanization and speed. lovely post.

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  17. Terrific shots; I too like the one with the palms. The boats resting on the beach are colorful too. What a spectacular place to photograph!

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  18. What a marvellous piece of paradize... I just love your first shot with the tree branchs framing the picture.

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  19. Like the haiku and your photos are wonderful. A beach scene and boats on the water always make such great photos.

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  20. Beautiful haiku, Rosie, a precious tribute to that kind of seaside paradise you show in your pics.
    :)

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  21. Thanks so much for all your comments, dear friends. I'm happy that some of the photos have a resonance in your individual lives...Tsuki,Irene,Poet Laundry,PattiKen, Fran, Linea - you connected with the place via these images, and Krabi beckons to the traveler in you,doesn't it?
    Rebecca, these photographs brought nostalgic memories, and Kay Kuala...so near and yet so far, for you?

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  22. Thailand is beautiful especially places like this which like you i prefer, I see the sleeping man :)

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  24. We were recently in Thailand. But we did not plan very well, since it was the middle of monsoon season. Oops. Lots of movies in the hotel and running outside anytime it stopped raining (which was, maybe 2 minutes). But we still loved Thailand in general! Krabi is on my list of places to visit.

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    Thank again.

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