Monday, February 21, 2011

My World Tuesday, Blue Monday, Watery Wednesday / Golden Sand

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This is a continuation of my evening at the beach last week.
My previous post and this are from Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, California USA.
No matter which direction I gazed, I saw the most incredible color and light that I have seen in a long time.
The next day...RAIN!

These are HDR photos with 3 exposures at -2, 0, 2 and then fused with Photomatix software.



34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is a neautiful beach and sky has such gorgeous colors.

SmilingSally said...

How lovely!


Happy Blue Monday, Carolyn.

Donnie said...

Love the beautiful photos.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful photo's. Would love to be there since they are calling for snow here!!!

gengen said...

It looks so pretty in there. Happy blue Monday.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous beach, skies and colors!! Just doesn't get any better than this, Carolyn! What a fantastic place to be walking/visiting at that time! Your photos are superb! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

My Blue Monday post, have a nice week!

Cryingbear said...

so nice pictures, love them!

LV said...

It is fine to continue the beach scenes. It is such a lovely place, no one should tire of seeing it.

snowwhite said...

I am very glad to see this magnificent beach again. What a beautiful color it is!!! The sky and beach is delicately shining in golden yellow! I hope to visit here someday.
Great photos!! I love this!

Barb said...

Your photos look like they extend into Eternity. The golden light is incredible.

ewok1993 said...

your photos are amazing.

Gaelyn said...

That first shot is just Oh So golden warm and inviting looking. (She said shivering with snow on the ground.)

SquirrelQueen said...

Breathtaking shots Carolyn. Like some of the others above our weather has taken a turn back to winter, seeing your lovely beaches is a pleasure.

Indrani said...

You seem to be an expert.
Excellent results.

Martha Z said...

You got great results with the HDR and a beautiful evening at the beach.

Gunnar said...

WOW I liked the first image vert good, so simpel and so beautiful.

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning photos-gorgeous!

EG Wow said...

Very nice reflections, Carolyn!

Genie said...

These are beautiful shots and the treatment is awesome. Lovely color...so calm and serene. I’m a retired middle school English teacher who ended up returning to her middle school after a year to keep the in-school suspension room. T’is a small world.

momgen said...

Oh so beautiful... Happy WW!

Rossel said...

the photos are both beautiful. they are look like paintings.thanks for sharing.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love the sea...and I LOVE your photo share.

INCOMING!! -ocean wave action Plus a dolphin

Do stop by, if you have time, to visit - hope your day is terrific.

casseydab said...

so lovely photos love it, have a nice day following you from WW
http://casseydab-spec.blogspot.com/2011/02/watery-wednesdayinlaws.html

Arija said...

Absolutely wonderful beach and shots.

Jan n Jer said...

The gold reflections of the sky on the sand is gorgeous...perfect title for this shot!

Debbie Smith said...

Wow! Amazing shots! Love the reflections and colors in both of these!
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

Carraol said...

Superb compositions of a beautiful beach, walking in that golden sand must be exhilarating and inspiring experience! Cheers.

James said...

I especially like the top shot. I get the sense of movement. I love the way the sky and ground balance each other. To be honest I'm not a fan of HDR photos because a lot of people make them look over the top and they stops looking like phototographs imho. Yours however look great!

jeannette said...

You were so lucky to be there at the right time - I was here in Nov.with hubby to show my brother from Holl. -they saw Grand Canyon, Yosemite Nat. Park, Death Valley, San Francisco, yet they referred to these beaches as the most beautiful!

Rebecca said...

These are very pretty.

Ann said...

Did I tell you, after visiting California, and then arriving in Auckland, I said this is just like California.

Are we lucky to have mild weather?

Rick said...

I had to come and look at your other beach/sky shots - just great !

I've played around a little with Photomatix and this is a reminder to get out and take some more shots and create an HDR shot. Very nicely done here.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful view of that beach! Think nr 1 is my favorite, so soft in forground and wonderful colors in refelction.