Here are a couple of images which I think show the most beautiful part when driving along the Pacific Coast or State Route 1.
Both images were taken by my wife as part of her 5400 miles travel in the Southwestern part of the States.
While the National Parks in the SW was her major focus of the trip, the drive back from Las Vegas to San Francisco along the SR1 was one of the most memorable.
The first photo was taken about 16 miles south of Big Sur, looking south at the McWay Rocks. The fog and the sea was just too atmospheric to describe.
The second photo shows part of the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur.
Both images are wonderful examples of silhouette which I would like to share.
This image is one which I always remember.
We arrived at this restaurant which is attached to one of the hotels by the seaside in Langakwi.
The sun was setting, we decided to have dinner here – which turned out to be one of the most enjoyable dinners we ever had.
It wasn’t the food but the ambience / mood of the setting sun and the silhouette of the trees were just enticing.
The sun sent in its last golden rays of light, touching smoothly and softly on whatever they found on their way – the leaves on the tropical trees and the grass especially.
We sat there taking in the whole scenery, as the gentle breeze caressed our faces. Our ears were full of the murmuring sound of the sea waves as they approached the beach.
Just another day in paradise!
In the last two times I visited West Lake (Hangzhou), it was deep Autumn and rainy.
So, my pictures all have a very bluish tint and didn’t look too interesting.
Here is a photo supplied by my friend CP Chan, showing the silhouette of a pagoda, in the water.
This image illustrates Hangzhou at its best, when everything seems to be an impression, rather than real.
I will be featuring more photos from my friend CP Chan on this challenge: Silhouette.
CP is keen on fishing.
On a good day, he may take a boat out to the floating rafts which are moored in the middle of the sea for mariculture of fishes.
He would be staying there for many hours, fishing mainly, but also taking the opportunity for photographing.
He would be photographing anything he found on the fishing rafts and stayed on the rafts until sunset.
This photo shows a colorful sky with cactus and fish traps – in the form of pyramoidal nets.
This is such an interesting combination that I have jumped on it to share with you all!
This picture will dispel many people’s impression that Hong Kong is a vertical, urbanized and busy city.
There is a lot of mood here, the clouds are just frightening.
It looks as if it was going to rain heavily soon.
Picture was taken by my friend CP Chan for which the credit is due..
The background are some of the hills in the New Territories of Hong Kong.
What could usually be an enchanting seaside scenery can become so intimidating!
I am glad that the Challenge for this week is Silhouette – as I have quite a few photos to show.
However, they are not all taken by me. I just wanna show photos which best illustrate the theme.
The first photo was taken by my sister-in-law in Botswana.
The sun was setting and the beauty of the image is not in the silhouette itself, but in the sky and the reflections in the water.
Here is another image of Huangshan from my friend Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
Never tired of viewing clouds in the mountains.
As it is just heavenly!
I know time is running out for this weekly challenge, so I am putting in another submission.
Very early in the morning, I sneaked out from the seaside hotel with my wife still sleeping.
The sun has barely risen. Light rays were coming in at a very low angle.
On the Koh Samui beach, not a soul was in sight.
I took this photo of the water which seemed to be having a very interesting texture.
The ripples from the waves were something which I have never seen before!
Can’t leave this challenge yet.
This posts contains two images; both taken at the Hiroshima Memorial Park.
There was a long building which contains exhibits of the bombing of Hiroshima .
Because of the direct sun and high temperatures, I took refuge under the building.
I noticed that there was a long line of columns to support the building and they go in pairs.
What is more interesting is the texture of the columns.
Although the columns are in reinforced concrete, the texture of the columns have a wood texture.
They have taken very elaborative efforts to come up with a textured formwork against which they cast the column concrete, so on striking of the formwork, they left a timber texture in the columns.
Although, this technique is adopted in many places, this is especially done here as this memorial place clearly warrants it.
For this image, I like not only the bridge, but also the green background, the clear water in the river and the serenity.