Sunday, May 20, 2007

Life's a beach (3)


"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
*
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice"
*
Robert Frost Ice and Fire

24 comments:

freelancer said...

Lovely shot ! Very nice colors.
Good job !

Martel said...

The photograph splendid, that is made dream.

My blog photographs one Martel

Peter said...

Fantastic colours!!! ... and the accompaning text fits perfectly.

Zsolt said...

ohh the sky makes this photo very special! Wonderful

The Salems said...

wow !!! so beautiful.

Frank said...

If the world does end, I'm sure you'll post it here :-)
Thanks!

Kate said...

isabella, yes, you are very cruel. The photo is achingly beautiful to me. The rippled water and the clear blue colour are like siren calls. I think I have to move; do you have another bedroom? PS. Love your new avatar.

Aigars Bruvelis said...

Yep would love to swim there if there are no sharks:)

The Salems said...

hi thank you for your visit to North Shields.. loved your comment thanx..

Jilly said...

Just beautiful. It would seem as if it was taken at dusk yet perhaps too many people on the beach? What time of the day did you take it?

Love the light on the water and that sky is magnificent.

And very apt poem. Funny.

M.Benaut said...

Isabella, I will say definitely that you guys have the game sewn up.
That's a brilliant part of the world. A subtropical climate; and the living is easy. Enjoy summer and be sure to show us that tan.

Moi said...

Look at those sparkling waters ...they are like diamante butterflies flitting around...beautiful....

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Lovely photo (water is sssooo inviting) and yes: intriguing avatar :-)

Strangetastes said...

Isabella - Thanks for stopping by my blog. As Mae West said, when I'm good, I'm very, very good but when I'm bad I'm better. Pfizer makes both Celebrex (for arthritis) and Viagra. They have a major research lab in St. Louis, so it's understandable.

I'm interested in the technical side of this photo - camera, lens, focal length, F stop. What computer editing did you do? It is always interesting to learn how other photographers get such striking results.

Bob

St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

~tanty~ said...

The sky looks like on fire. The colors are amazing. Love the blue ocean too.

Nikon said...

Great shot - beautiful colors.
Will the old avatar be retired or used on another blog?
I don't know if I can cope with the new one :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Fire and Ice.... I've always enjoyed writings by Robert Frost. Very clever of you to use this poem with your picture, they fit pewrfectly!

Beetle said...

I've never seen such combination of colors for beach photograph,really made me..WOW,Splendid and i knew now when I miss beach I'll visit here

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the photo and the poem. It is all nice work.

ruth said...

Don't know how you did the orange sky and the blue and white diamonds, but it works beautifully. You're a master.

I lost your MI blog URL. :|

Beverly said...

Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and commenting about Tucker. I will keep all posted. You're not too far away from me.

isabella said...

Thanks all for sunbathing with me!

Kate - come on down...we'll find room for you!

Fabrizio and Nikon - hope you can learn to live with the new avatar - it was time to grow-up ;-)

Strangetastes - I am not a photographer, so that techno talk is gibberish to me ;-)
I used my old Kodak digital on auto, with very litle thought behind it - fairly typical for me!
Then in Picasa I enhanced the color of the sky to fit the poem better and voila!

Ruth - the url is on my profile!

Nathalie said...

Isabella, I've been following your photos for a long while, can't believe you haven't taken us to the beach more often when there's so much to see here!

Nivio de Souza said...

i love the beach, the summer...this the life. good picts!