Jul 16, 2009

Sky Watch Friday


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The early morning sun casts long shadows while illuminating everything in it's path with a golden glow. Near perfect reflections appear on undisturbed water and I have a feeling of contented solitude.

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53 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! And what fantastic shots! Beautiful colors, reflections! Exquisite!

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous shots!!

The first one is a true stunner to me.

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Luiz Ramos said...

Light, Poetry, Beauty: your shots.

PA_Shutterbug said...

I love how the morning sun softly bathes the earth in its warm glow. All of the photographs that you posted are fantastic shots; however, I have two favorites -- the photograph of the rowboats (the lighting is incredible in that photograph) and the photograph of the houses and trees reflected on the still water.

koala said...

Nice clear shots. So how far is this from Port Jefferson?

RuneE said...

You don't often get perfectly still water like that. A pleasure to watch the results.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Beautiful shots
Happy skywatching

Gennasus said...

What beautiful clear shots. I love the first one and also the house reflections.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I like them all, Mark, but the last two --with those marvelous reflections--are the BEST.
Betsy

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Stunning shots. Absolutely beautiful.

Annie said...

Perfect shots..thank you so much! Just wonderful to see! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Regina said...

Beautiful skies and view. Nice shots.

Regina

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A very striking set of photos. The first one is breathtaking. The third one is deluxe with the reflections of the houses.

irene said...

I like the third picture...illuminatingly beautiful

Ana said...

All shots are great, can't pick any as favorite. Your work is amazing!

Eric(SWF Holland) said...

Great post, love the reflection in the third picture!!, Well done!

Have a nice SWF

Greatings from NL

magiceye said...

very pretty...

diane said...

Beautiful crisp and clear shots. Reflections are superb.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are excellent! Especially the first and the third! The reflection of the houses in the water is perfect! And the composition of the first photo is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

Michele said...

Oh nice... to see the boats all lined up along the rippled sand is beautiful but really grabs my attention is the reflection shot!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a marvelous place to spend some summer!

Carletta said...

'Contented solitude'- you've described your images perfectly!
These are all beautiful and your reflections - excellent.
In your sidebar you state that sometimes you get lucky and get a good one (picture) - I think you must get lucky a lot. :)

jabblog said...

What a beautiful place. Your photographs are simply stunning - crisp and clear.

A Scattering said...

Beautiful photos but I love the last two "reflective" shots the best.

Ida said...

Gorgeous series!
Beautiful reflections.

Happy weekend!

Linda said...

What perfection - the whole series is just the essence of summer.

Cloudia said...

Stunning shots, and a sweet "caption."
Glad we found each other ('s blogs).

Continental shores are different from Isle beaches. Ah! The dear Atlantic of my small-kid times!

And I see we are both kayakers too......

aloha friend.

Comfort Spiral

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fantastic shots! I like the first one!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Great photos. Thanks for following My Muskoka. Wonderful to share our respective parts of the world.

Lori Skoog said...

I'd say that you know what you're doing with that camera! Fabulous photos! Thanks for visiting my Journal.

Grace and Bradley said...

What beautiful photos and sky. I love the reflection, just like what you said the almost perfect. Thanks for sharing and visiting our blog. Have a nice weekend.

the7msn said...

Further proof that "it ain't about the camera." These are stunning.

the7msn said...

And I also meant to say thanks for following on to my blog.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very pretty shots. I really like the first one, great light and composition.

Tabib said...

Amazing landscape photography. Pro class!

MzzLily said...

Fabulous!

Robin said...

Breathtaking. I am consumed with thoughts of grabbing a boat and a paddle and getting out on that water!

kRiZ cPEc said...

some great shots here. thanks for sharing

Avril said...

Beautiful photos - love the reflections!
Thanks for your comment - stick around, we go to Cape Town quite often as we have elderly folk down there. (We live in Johannesburg)
We love doing the Cape wine routes with it's breathtaking scenery - were there about 6 weeks ago.

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Great mood on the first shot.Here in Germany it rains every day this summer.lg Manuela

Urban Cynic said...

Wow! you actually live in proper rural America with flag-waving parades like we see in films!

You have such a different life than mine here that I felt almost tearful at the sight of your surroundings (it's much more urban here & as much as I love Brighton, your home is beautiful)

Thank you for following my blog - I love that I get to see into the lives of other people that I would never usually come across. x

FA said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the glassy water reflection shot. Wow! Serene, indeed. These pictures reflect what seems to be the gentle soul of the photographer.

Thanks for visiting monasterydailyphoto. I'm happy to find your blog.

Mo said...

Beautiful shots. Love the boats on the beach. You captured the light perfectly

Andrea (ace1028) said...

What amazing pictures! Makes me feel like I saw these places myself with you. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Connie said...

These are beautiful pictures.

Martha in PA said...

Oh my, what stunning shots. I particularly like #1 and #3. Thanks for stopping by my blog (the Amish post)

indicaspecies said...

I took time to reach here but I am glad did it finally. What a marvellous place to spend time here. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous shots. I especially like the first one that looks like the angels were setting up clouds to mirror the boats.

J Bar said...

Those reflections are awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kerri said...

These are breathtaking! WOW!

Dorothy said...

Oh, WOW! This is great photography!! I love reflections!

matthew houskeeper said...

These are nice.
I really like the top one and the third one down.
nice work

Texas Travelers said...

Beautiful reflections.
I agree, horizontal light, morning or afternoon, makes great lighting for photography.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy