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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Sights of San Francisco

Redwood trees at Muir Woods

A National Monument


Sausalito Bay

Seen at Sausalito Bay

Blue waters and white sails...magic!

What happens at low tide???

Monday, October 17, 2016

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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 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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tropical Island Bliss : The sun, the sand and the sea of Phuket, Thailand

If you've been dreaming of a tropical island getaway, these images of Phuket Island, Thailand will colour your dreams! Having been to Phuket a few times, I have so many photos I want to share. Let me start with the scenes of the sun, sand and sea first.They will inspire you to book the first flight out to the tropics.

just follow your heart
have courage to make that change
wind blown,fancy free

(for Sensational Haiku Wednesday)

rock on knowing waves
colours filter into soul
salty air seep into heart
(for Haiku Heights)

calm waters reflect
serenity in the mind
savor and revel

(for Haiku My Heart)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Australian Skies

From all angles, Australian skies can be dramatic. From the plane, the promise of an unusual sky could be felt as we viewed the thick cloud cover changing faces continually.

It began looking like this, as we flew over Australian airspace:

Then it changed to this, with a strange light emanating from what looked like the crater of a volcano:

The clouds then decided to break up into smaller cotton balls, drifting towards the horizon, if that white line in the distance could be accurately called a horizon, that is.

 I like this look better - puffy cotton candy, waiting to be rolled round a stick:

The cotton candy decided to merge into a thick blanket, soft and warm:

But the greatest surprise was when after the clouds dispersed... and this ball came drifting by the window!

Yes, Mr Moon went smiling past us! A first for me, let me tell you. Hmm, what else is in store...? You tell me.

On land, in the daytime, you couldn't help being cheered by the blue skies and white clouds.

And you couldn't do without your sunglasses.

Earth's vital rhythm
heat and light tempered by shade
grey clouds appease glare

For Haiku Heights 
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Shadow Shot!

Oh, and when it rained, the rainbow always, yes, almost always turned up to dispel the downcast feeling that rains are wont to give us easily dampened mortals. We had three appearances of rainbows within that rainy spell, and one of the appearances was a special treat, it was a double rainbow! And that had to be the day I was out without my camera!!!

Dusk was another story, with blue skies gradually turning a lighter shade of pale ( can't help using this line from the song, as that's what they actually transform into...)

At sunset, the colours of the setting sun emerge in many hues clamouring for attention.

With the sun sinking into the horizon, yes, this is a real horizon,thus ends our story of Australian skies, as has been told by these storks from father to son. No, not really. These storks are getting ready for bed as the skies darken...

Good night, and may tomorrow be again another day filled with blue skies for you. Failing that, and if it rains, may there always be a rainbow at the end of the rain, and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, for you!

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