February 25, 2011

[SkyWatch] Sky in the Sand

You may have seen the beach photos taken in Ilocos I posted earlier with sunset silhouettes and reflections. On that same evening walk, I marveled at the beauty of the sky colors in the sand (better viewed enlarged). 



 

Ilocos, 2010

Help me get better at choosing my images to post. Which is your favorite? And why? Which is your least favorite? Why? I have thick skin, so please don't worry; I'd so much rather learn something than be falsely praised.

I link this post with SkyWatch Friday and Weekend Reflections.

51 comments:

EG Wow said...

I like all the photos, Francisca, but if I were to choose just one I'd pick the first one because I like the curve of the land and the fact that I can see a bit of the sky that's being reflected in the water. :)

LauraX said...

The reflections of sky on the water are sublime Francesca.

Dina said...

I love #2's shapes and colors and texture and the fact that it is centered on just that spot so you can devote your whole attention to it.

Robin said...

Wonderful series.

I'd have to give my vote to number 2 - the texture and repeating patterns create visual interest and really lead the viewer in.

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Tricia said...

love the colors in that sky... beautiful & the reflections are, too! =)

hope you have a fantastic weekend! =)

Eaglesbrother said...

The Thrid is my most favorite one of all...great reflections, to reflect on.

Sylvia K said...

Such heavenly colors -- literally!! Love the pink reflections on the water! Marvelous captures, Francisca!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Wow refreshing beauty!
Summer is here.

Awesome Francisca!
xo
Regina

Gabriela Abalo said...

Beautiful shots dear Francisca!!! They are all sublime :)


Have a wonderful weekend.

VioletSky said...

I like the 3rd one best. It shows more colour in the sky and gives some reference with the land. The curves and soft waves are also a bit sensual with a bit of roughness around the edge.

ewok1993 said...

I love 'em all!!!

Happy weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

Stunning when enlarged, Francisca! These would look wonderful on a wall.
I like #2, but #1 is my favourite. I like to see the sky and the land as reference points for the colous in the sand. Great work, as always, my friend.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

joo said...

Gentle and romantic, Francisca! I wish I could be there instead of such a cold place like my city today!

Lesley said...

I like #2 for its simplicity.
Although I also like #3 for the whole scene.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Francisca, that's a tall order for an amateur photographer and I feel inadquate to criticize. I hope you don't ever take my praise as false -- I come here to learn .. about places and about photography. (And I'd stop coming if I thought I was making nice things up ;>)

I think you have a great eye. And I liked the first picture best, but I have no idea why.

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful, I think the first two are my favorites. The first for the scenery and the second for the capture of the design.

Andrea said...

Those reflections are beautiful Francisca. I love the first two photos, 1st is wide angle including a bigger scene and #2 shows the details, the texture and hues. The subtle waves make those corrugations like those at the Dubai dessert, remember?

James said...

It's so beautiful! The colors, the lights and especially the patterns.

Luna Miranda said...

the first photo is my favorite it shows the water and the curve of the coast and the sky. i like the patterns on the second shot. the last one is my least favorite.:p

Kim, USA said...

I want to choose the 1st photo but also like the 2nd, I settle with the 2nd photo. Because of the ripple effect on the sand. Happy weekend!
Full Moon

Liz said...

Fabulous shots! I like watching the sky reflections on the water.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Miss Becky said...

you're so right- they are magnificent when clicked on and then clicked again to enlarge! fabulous light and lines. happy SWF and have a great weekend :)

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forgetmenot said...

Lovely pics--I like the way you caught the waves--very nice. Mickie

forgetmenot said...

Lovely pics--I like the way you caught the waves--very nice. Mickie

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome shots
happy SWF

Joyful said...

These are lovely shots and I lvoe how the sky is reflected in the sandy water. It is hard to pick favourites but if I must it would be #2, and #3 from the top. Why? One because it shows the pattern so close up and makes it interesting...the way the way breaks up the water on the sand and the water in the ocean makes the photo more interesting. The #3 photo is also interesting to me. I think it is because not only is the scenery so pretty but on the right hand side of the photo you get more visual interest with the water...cresting waves, gentle though they may be. I hope I've helped :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

A great sky reflected in glass or water is my favorite! One gorgeous sky is awesome, but, two is mind boggling...very pretty, Francisca!

Tarun Mitra said...

Excellent captures, great conception :)

Kristin said...

Calm waters which is so relaxing to the mind and soul. Beautiful perspectives from your global lenses. Have a great weekend.

James at Joyce said...

I like the 2nd and last photo for being uncommon... more of visual poetries...

anjoe playhouse said...

I'm to #2, and Dina's words are mine too :-D
But all photos are great, be sure of that ;-)
Have a nice weekend!

fredamans said...

Simply breathtaking photos!

Míriam Luiza said...

Todas as fotos são lindas, mas fico com a primeira por causa da notidez das núvens na areia da praia! Parabéns!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Okay. It's the third one...better angle (low down) and a much more sweeping and encompassing shot.

Well, that's what I think anyway, although they are all quite excellent.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Re your comment about point-and-shoots not being able to do ISO 80: The Canon S95 is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot...it can do anything! Well, almost...

'Tsuki said...

Mu favourite is the second one : the pink reflection on the wet grey sand is admirably taken. The one I'm not so kean on is the last one. The contrast between sand and water is less marked, and the picture is pretty, but I like it less.

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Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Francisca,
Your pictures are all beautiful, I don't know the right English word, but I love those "little waves", it's FANTASY, we can imagine several forms and maybe "sounds", like music!
I like a lot!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

I realize that I didn't tell you yesterday which one I liked the best and I'd probably choose the first one because I really like your composition. That being said, I also love the second one with the ripply wave effect and the third one for more of the real sky! Enjoy your weekend, Francisca, take more pics!!!

Sylvia

JM said...

Fantastic reflections, so beautiful! Love the light.

helenmac said...

Obviously they are all fascinating photos -- everyone was picked by someone! I do like #1 best, I think, I guess......

VP said...

My favorite is definitely the third image, with the right proportion of water and sky. You know, the image divided in thirds...

imaginationlane said...

I really love the second and forth pictures, Fransica, because they are unique. The are a study in line and texture as well as reflection...very nice!

Lynette

jeannette said...

Can't choose between the 2nd and the last, because as a painter both are very interesting to me - they could be my paintings too:):)
2nd one for the patterns, and the last for its colors!

J Bar said...

Spectacular reflections.

Ann said...

The sandy ripples attracts my husband. He is always pointing them out of me.

Where are you now?

Arija said...

Of this quality, i could sit there and dream myself out to see with dozens of them. Post more rather than less, I love them all and if you want to know why, well, simply because they are beautiful!

Pat Tillett said...

hey! that's not fair!
I think my favorite is the first one. I love the curve of the shoreline...

H said...

I don't believe it! I was almost at the end of the comment stream before anyone mentioned my favourite! Number 4 stands out for me because of the brightness of the colours in the reflection. I think it is a quality photograph!

JunieRose2005 said...

These are all very beautiful but my favorite would be the first one!

Junie