Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ocean Palettes

We don't get much in the way of fall colors down here per se, at least not any leaves changing or the blushing foliage kissed with cold snaps.

But here's our next best thing...

Golden backlighting...



And more gold



Then some russets, corals, garnet



Clarets, ports, burgundies



Melting into the grays, blues. Salmons, pumpkins, persimmons, rose...



and then fading away. Children playing in an ocean of pink...



My sweetheart wading with me in the shallows



A fisherman trying to cheat the dark for one last whiting



and the great blue heron, looking on.



Who's watching whom?



The water was quiet last night, unlike the week before. Every time, it's different, and I love watching its changing moods, indescribable hues, the sights and smells. The breezes feel so nice to drink in, and I love the sand and water against my feet and toes as we stroll, stand in drifts of tiny shells, or follow the crisscrossed designs of children's footprints.

It's not the New England coast or an Ozark or Appalachain mountainside, but it's a Florida version of wonderful :)

20 comments:

The Brenda Blog said...

Those are incredible photos! Think I'd frame some of those beauties!
Brenda

Robbyn said...

Thanks, Brenda :) The amazing thing with the photos is that they're unretouched, with the exception of one of the heron ones that I just made a tad sharper in contrast. I'm in love with all the colors! :)

warren said...

That's mighty pretty. I love the colors of fall...pretty much anywhere! It's hard to beat a sunrise over the ocean

tina f. said...

Beautiful photos! Nicely done.

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos.

Carolyn said...

Great pics. Makes me wanna be be the ocean. It has been so long.......

Donna said...

What amazing pictures!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow - incredible sunset photos...I've been having a hard time getting our colors to show up in my pics...what I see with my eyes vs. what I get in my photos are two vastly different things.
Really enjoyed looking at these - thanks!

Taylor said...

I'd trade a Florida beach for a New England beach any day of the week!

Laurie said...

WOW! Those are really, really special.

Christina said...

OMY Gosh.... It makes me miss Florida! Gorgeous photos! Hope you had fun!

farm mom said...

Beautiful, robbyn. Just beautiful.

Killi said...

Wonderful pictures

barbara (in Tennessee) said...

Hey, Robbyn,
IMO, there is just nothing like watching the water, Every time I go to Memphis, I absolutely have to go downtown and get a river fix. LOL.

Love the photos, You and your camera have a great relationship going.

Annette said...

thank you for the most breathtaking photos and sharing a Florida fall. =)

Robbyn said...

Warren, thank you..I can't get enough of those colors, either :)

Tina, Thanks!

Hilary, my Canon gets all the credit :)

Carolyn...come to Florida!

Donna, thank you..again, the Canon takes a bow :)

Danni, thanks! It's so neat what happens when you start taking pics of nature...it always amazes :)

Taylor, I was thinking more of the leaves in New England :)

Thank you, Laurie :) Ah, I hug the camera. My last one just didn't seem to relay the reality of what it was seeing very well.

Christina, a lot of fun :) Thanks!

Angie, thanks! It was fun seeing all ages of folks out there and especially fun seeing the kids having so much fun in the water :)

Killi, thanks! You've got some pretty amazing Irish views where you are :)

Barbara, ah, I love the Big Muddy..bet it's a bit high this year with all the rain? did you hear the Delta Queen may be no more as of this month? (sigh...)

Annette, thanks! It's so neat how no sunset is ever the same, eh? and they're all so beautiful :)

Killi said...

I lived a while near the coast of Wales & we had spectacular sunsets there. Somehow I miss getting them here, probably something to do with having the rest of the mountain behind me, getting in the way! I do have some incredible views from up here ~ I'm so lucky. I was chaqsing the puppy, so missed getting a picture of my yellow house painted pink by the sunrise ~ by the time I had him where I wanted him, the house was yellow again.

Having lived on the Somerset Moors near the Isle of Avalon, I love the magical mists & we get similar here, with the valley covered & the hills & trees coming out of nothing.

JoyceAnn said...

These photos are incredible , love them all. It's wonderful how you captured Autumn colors of the beach.

~ Autumn Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a beautiful calming post.....and absolutely breathtaking photos!

And I loved your descriptions, too.

What photographic talent you have :)

~Lisa

Country Girl said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.