Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Reflective harbor views


Shadow Shot Sunday arrives courtesy of Tracy in warm Brisbane. It arrives for us on a winter’s day of sort-of warmer temps, but with a cold rain that did not take advantage of the closer-to-spring ambience - raw and gray best described the weather. As per usual this season of cold, I think warmer thoughts...


The view chosen here goes back to the very early days of digital photography of 2003. The month here is June, the temperatures feeling warm, the sunset looking even warmer. The place is the New Haven Harbor, at a banquet facility. Patti and I were enjoying the wine (and view) on the deck overlooking the water. The small sailboats are moored to their anchorages. 


The shadows are light and subtle, the pastel skies allowing the colors of the sky to reflect their masts on the calm harbor. Soft shadowy effects that qualify for SSS. Shadows appear in all seasons and places, and can be found at the always artistic Hey Harriet! 


36 comments:

Kramer said...

As always, I keep wanting to get you out on a boat to fish with me... be an interesting time. I enjoy your seaside images...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Ralph, this is such a serene scene! (But I bet you really still have snow on the ground!)

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sarayutouched said...

yup...that's why we have winter...so we can appreciate that!!

have a great weekend ralph!!

frayedattheedge said...

A beautiful photo - I would love to sit having a glass of wine, enjoying the view!

Sylvia K said...

Love the soft colors reflected on the water! I, too, would love to sit there with a glass of wine and enjoy the view! Hope you have a great weekend, Ralph!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

So beautiful, Ralph, and the shadows, as you said, so subtle.
-- K

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EG Wow said...

The sky and water are beautiful, Ralph!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Look at the sky! So pretty!

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Ohhhhhhhhhh, I wanna be there, right now and forever, just as it is. Beautiful.

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Have a great weekend.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ralph that is a magical setting with the sun and water and little sail boats resting in between them both: )
I love twilight (as in soft light and not that ridiculous movie ? LOL) that and early morning sun are so special .. pair it with water and it is perfection ! great shot to share on a cold weekend .. thank you !!
Joy : )

Catherine said...

glorious sunset scene - how beautiful!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Oh to have had a digital back in the day when the kids were little, but I was more than happy with the black and whites and still look at them frequently. My lil' ol' Brownie was a fun camera for this country girl, I liked taking pictures of dead animals...do you suppose that's why I got into taxidermy...or was I just ODD...who cares, those were the days!

Have a sunny week Ralph, it's cold and freezing rain here in Iowa...SOON!!!

Cassie said...

What a beautiful sky. This photo really does give off that "safe harbor" vibe! Have a great weekend...glad your weather is sort of warming up. I know you aren't a fan of the cold (like me!).

sue said...

Lovely photo, so serene, and great description too. Have a beaut week.

Paula Scott said...

Reminds me of my 'sailing' days when I used to live in San Diego! But, yes, do we not long for the warmth of the summer season when still wrapped up in the cold of winter?
Beautiful.

chubskulit said...

The color of the sky is gorgeous. Your post reminds me of the place where I was raised back home.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Your photo looks warm. I can almost feel that summer breeze up off the water if I but close my eyes just so.

Beverley Baird said...

A lovely shot! It's great to look back and remeber those times!

bj said...

Hi, Ralph and Patti...
Just wanted to mention that I am having a CSN ONLINE STORES $45.00 gift code giveaway all this coming week, winner announced Sat. 5th.
Just thought you might as well get in on it. CSN has lots of good stuff and $45. sure would help towards getting something ya'll wanted.

Ralph, I LOVE this shot. The sky is awesome.

Hey Harriet said...

It's so calming and I just adore the colour of the sky! I can imagine how lovely it would be to sit and sip wine while admiring that view! Beautiful Ralph! I hope you have a super week ahead :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Magical soft skies over softly rippling water! A wonderful, romantic scene!

Jeri ~ said...

Such a peaceful photo, love the colors.

LauraX said...

Beautiful colors sweeping across the scene Ralph.

Thank you for you immeasurably kind words about my photos and for sharing your understanding and wisdom of the gifts slowing down offers us. Blessings come to us in surprising packages don't they?

All that you wrote brought tears to my eyes, thank you.

Antonella said...

Love the beautiful colors and subtle shadows... I wish it were warm here! Great selection! hugs, antonella :-)

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph oh the pinks and the blues... Just beautiful!

Y. Ikeda said...

It IS serene and I like the soft pastel colors! Just stunning.
Thanks for sharing, Ralph.

fredamans said...

This harbor photo is one of my favorites of yours to date! Stunning!

Woody said...

Such warm and inviting shadows and soon they will make a welcomed return!

P.S. I manage people and when I know I'm asking a stupid question, I usually preface it with "I'm about to ask a pointy-haired boss question", which usually lets the team know my points are not sharp :-)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a beautiful, peaceful scene!

Miss Becky said...

your description of the day puts me right there and your photo simply tops that off. it must have been a most enjoyable evening and I'm happy I got to share it even after the fact. your photo is perfection. have a great week Ralph!

Liz said...

Beautiful capture. The scene is so calm and serene.

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Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Awesome! So beautiful and calm - wonderful colours :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful shot, Ralph! Well done!

Kim, USA said...

That looks like it's peaceful, very serene the sky and reflection is so beautiful what can we ask for more the nature gave us everything already. Happy Monday! Thanks for the visit too!
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Mona said...

what a beautiful place that kind of place that i am missing a lot, nice one for RT.

Rossel said...

lovely nature and shadow shots.