This week’s DP photo challenge is Happy Place.
Langkawi, Malaysia has always been my favorite destination for travels.
Happiness is lazing on the beach or wading to the near shore islands when the tide is out.
This is a picture taken on the beach in Estonia.
It was a windy day and the sea was a bit rough.
You can see the wave coming in.
The beach was sandy but not as light color or white as the beaches at home.
Between the sand and the sea is a continuous boundary which is the splash zone.
This is a zone subject to drying and wetting from the sea, more firm to walk on and appear almost reflective in the picture.
There were few people on the beach and I enjoyed being there.
All my days in Langkawi, Malaysia were good days.
The good days there usually consisted of walking along the beach and watching the sunset when the days were coming to an end.
Sitting out on the rocks and meditate was also my favorite pastime, just like the man in my photograph.
I know I have been violating the Rule of Thirds – and that’s the reason why I have ended up with stacks of photos which are Half / Half.
Here is a picture taken at a beach in Hong Kong when the sun was setting.
I like the atmosphere and both halves of the picture – the beach and the sky.
Mother’s Day is coming up on 10 May ( I understand it could be on a different day, depending on where you are).
Here is a photo taken on the beach – reminiscence of the good old days when we were on the beach.
There was just so much fun and happiness!
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Waves always give a sense of dynamic motion.
When I was young, I enjoyed watching waves coming in, while sitting alone on the beach when it was deserted.
Apart from the thundering sound of the breaking waves, the beaches were dead silent.
Here are a couple of photos taken by my classmate YM Chan on a local beach.
I can identify with the mood generated by the pictures.
It was such a magical moment to be alone on the beach when the sun has just risen above the horizon.
It marks the beginning of a brand new day.
Thanks the Lord giving us a new day – which is indeed our daily bread.
This is a song which I like – Morning Has Broken:
Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning,
God’s recreation of the new day.
The photo was taken by YM Chan to whom credit is due.