When I arrived at the beach, I knew I was Rewarded.
It was a fine day in Spring, with not a lot of visitors on the Brighton beach.
All I could see was the Victorian pier against a background of clouds in the blue sky and waves crashing in from the sea.
More than that, the father playing with his son on the beach has always reminded me of my days on the beach with my dad (who has left the world a long time ago! )
This is my second submission on the WPC Challenge of Minimalist.
This picture taken at a beach in Koh Samui, Thailand, shows nothing but the rocks lying on the beach only and nothing else other than the sky and the sea.
I like the blue tone of the whole thing, which is very subdued, highlighting the rocks.
Please enjoy :-)
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The theme Descent for this week’s challenge seems to be my favorite topic.
Here are a couple of photos taken a while back at a beach in Langkawi, when the sun was setting.
One photo shows the sun was just about the horizon; the sky was almost red.
The other one shows the sun was actually “dipped” into the sea with the sky becoming darker.
Please enjoy :-)
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!
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!
Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So if you see darkness in your life be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared.
Sometimes, negatives are as good looking as the original picture.
The beautiful negative above is based on an image of the beach, palms, sky, islands etc. taken in Langkawi.
It looks like the sun is setting and the sky is glowed with orange.
The original picture is also shown.
The negative of a mosque in Istanbul is also shown. It looks mysteriously blue.
The original is also depicted.
In my view, negatives can be as beautiful as originals.
The Challenge this week is Carefree.
Carefree means you are free of care – no troubles nor responsibilities.
To me carefree is . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floating down the timeless river Nile, Egypt in a felucca while enjoying the scenery, without the responsibility of sailing.
Or walking on the beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. Relaxing your eyes to infinity while watching at a distance – the birds on the rocks and very far out, tiny people walking on the edge of the sea.
Carefree is having nothing (about the past) on your mind – you don’t care for the present and don’t mind what tomorrow will bring :-)