Thursday, September 23, 2010

Looking at the Sky - Soundview




Autumn is nearly upon us. Yet pleasing weather still exists, in which temperate blue skies still abound.
For Tisha’s Looking at the Sky on Friday, I am at the shoreline in West Haven (CT) for my non-profit employer’s Wheel-a-Thon fund raising event.
However  as an with no assigned duties while there, the camera was put to good use (naturally). This morning was astounding, a crisp and cool morning 58°F (14°C) with the sun rising above the horizon. The body of water is the Long Island Sound estuary that stretches over 100 miles from New York City to the Atlantic. A calm body that has no waves to speak of in good weather.







The blue reflected nicely on the sound, leaving a soft azure color on its surface. The gulls are quiet, seeming to take in the morning brilliance.
Below is maybe an hour later, the darker blue lightening considerably as the sun rises further into the sky. The gull soars above us in the now pale blue heavens. I’m not all that fond of seagulls, but today they are behaving nice for a change. See more at Tisha’s fun meme!

9 comments:

Ruthi said...

what a lovely blue sky. i love the last photo with the bird flying above the silhouette of the gazebo. awesome.

Gattina said...

So peaceful and beautiful ! I wished I could be there right now !

Belle said...

Great shot! Yes it looks so calm and peaceful.

Kim, USA said...

Very beautiful sight! A place to unwind and just be silent. Thanks for sharing!
The sky

Patti said...

beautiful photos, Ralphie dear!

bettyl said...

Those are some very nice colors you caught.

fredamans said...

Love the second shot. The bird adds more character to an already fabulous shot!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

However, in bad weather it can be very scary! I was there once when the weather turned nasty quite
suddenly. I like the first shadow shot - clever capture!

Annie said...

I like that top pic, Ralph. Cool self-portrait.