Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weekend Reflections, SkyWatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday / A Glimpse of Sunshine

 Click on photo to enlarge!
Walking around Balboa Island is one of my favorite things to do in the late afternoon and early evening.
This photo was taken last week at the height of our "June Gloom," which lasted well into July.
The sun came out about 5:15 p.m. just for me to catch this picture.



54 comments:

Photo Cache said...

this is so so pretty. you're getting very very good at this tweaking thing :D

Sylvia K said...

You are so good, Carolyn! This looks more like a painting than a photo and it's gorgeous! Lovely skies, beautiful reflections! Have a delightful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

fredamans said...

Very gorgeous shot!

Dave said...

the subject/composition is already special, but your HDR made it more special.

Martha Z said...

A great subject for your HDR, it looks like a painting.

Carol said...

Beautiful! Great perspective and reflection.

Regina said...

Postcard perfect!
Have a great weekend Carolyn.

clairz said...

Just lovely and very "painterly." Happy Skywatching!

Riet said...

What a beautiful sly and picture carolyn. hve a great weekend

Kathiesbirds said...

This looks like a modern version of Venice!

Gaelyn said...

Your June Gloom still looks pretty inviting, especially with those boats to go play in.

kmoyama said...

Wow! Now I can see how HDR works. This looks like a painting rather than a photo. Very interesting!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sky and reflection! It is a lovely scene. Happy skywatching!

EG Wow said...

Very cool tweaking!

Lesley said...

This is the third reference to 'June Gloom' I've seen.
Nice painting effect.

Ralph said...

The houses, the docks and boats are wonderful. I like the nautical sky that wafts over this picturesque island. I can almost feel the warm air and ocean breezes...

Al said...

That is a very beautiful scene.

Linnea W said...

What a picturesque scene. I've heard about this place, but always miss out on it when I'm down south. Could be a painting!

Anzu said...

Beautiful scenery like a water-color painting ♪

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Like a painting. Clicking to enlarge the pic revealed lots of colors and complex patterns.

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely place to walk! Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a grand weekend. Happy SWF.

Scott said...

I thought for sure this was a painting when I first glanced. What a totally idyllic scene. Beautiful!

Dimple said...

Lovely shot. You were in the right place when the sun came out!

Grace and Bradley said...

Love the picture, almost like a painting! Have a nice weekend.

Carraol said...

Great composition with the perfect light, it seems like a HDR image, is it? Greetings from MC.

J Bar said...

Great light.
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Rajesh said...

Fabulous shot. Looks like a picture postcard.

Arija said...

Enlarged it becomes a really amazing shot. Like a painting of a couple of centuries ago. Wonderful soft light and feeling.

Ma.links said...

Gorgeous.

☺lani☺ said...

awesome shot!

bettyl said...

What a wonderful view! You captured it very nicely.

michael bird said...

Lovely, Carolyn. Makes me want to come and have an extended visit just so I could walk your walk and maybe even take a boat ride down the canal. Has a little bit of a French Impressionist feeling to it.

Reader Wil said...

Wow! What a great photo! I first thought that it was a painting, because the colours are so vibrant and clear. It's also a perfect reflection.

Rebecca said...

Sure looks like a nice walk and I agree...it does have the effect of a painting.

Thom said...

It sure does have the effect of a painting. I love it. Gorgeous :)

michael said...

The HDR makes it look like a painting.

Carly said...

wow, what a great picture, the light is just perfect! Thanks for your comments. It did not occur to me that you lived in that area. I should have contacted you ahead of time to ask what to do. No wonder your pictures are always so amazing, you have such a beautiful canvas!!

jeff campbell said...

Lovely setting, great light and lens...very cool...Peace and blessings

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's beautiful -- I wish I had the blue boat! You live in such a lovely spot.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome, very well captured!! I love the treatment you've given to the photo!!

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dot said...

Wow, that's really a pretty scene! It looks like a painting.

Lorac said...

Looks like a painting!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

And I thought it was a water color. Silly me.

Evelyn said...

This looks so perfect - like out of a movie set!!! Wow, I want to go there! Great shot.

JM said...

It looks like a watercolour painting. Nice!

Gattina said...

This picture looks like a painting ! what nice reflections of the boats

Tracy said...

I don't know how you did this but I love it! I use a Diana lens on my DSLR sometimes but the effect is never as gorgeous as this.

Beth Niquette said...

Lovely Reflections!

Carletta said...

This looks like a painting - it is so lovely!
You're using the HDR technique beautifully.

Ann said...

The blue kayak is waiting for you.

awarewriter said...

Lovely composition Carolyn and the light is pure magic!

Rick said...

Very nice lighting and the soft focus gives it that 'painted' look. Great shot!

SquirrelQueen said...

When I enlarged the photo I really thought it was a painting. It is amazing how soft lighting can create such effects. Great shot.

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a clip from a movie. Great picture and reflection.