Friday, September 2, 2011

Hand in Hand on the Sand (Weekend Reflections # 102)

Newport Beach, California

 Sorry for the late post. For some reason Blogger didn't post it at the scheduled time but I should have checked earlier.

I love the look of wave patterns on the sand with reflections on them. I thought about cropping this tighter but I decided to leave their feet to give some perspective, plus this way there's more reflected sunlight on top and wave patterns on the sides.

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64 comments:

LauraX said...

Love this James...the color is so soothing.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous capture, James! Gorgeous colors and reflections! Was getting concerned when I didn't see your post online earlier! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Thanks as always for the weekend fun!

Sylvia

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great shot, James.

Malyss said...

Sea, sand and sun = the magyc formula for a perfect romantic moment! Fabulous picture!

Lew said...

Nothing like a walk on the beach with the one you love! And a great shot!

Rajesh said...

Amazing reflection shot.

'Tsuki said...

Here you are James ! I was worried for you in fact : I was thinking accident, or something like that... Glad to see my concerns were silly, and that you have once again a beautiful picture to share with us !

A walk and wet sand at the sunset : how romantical ! A nice way to salute the end of summer break...

Francisca said...

I share the concern, James, but I tend to think first of a technical snafu before a personal one. Your shot is perfectly romantic... with feet and reflected hands holding in the sunset. I'd not crop it tighter either.

Ebie said...

Nice! The patterns look like wet sand dunes! Oh how I love the sunset glow!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James, this is a perfect subject for Labor Day weekend as we enjoy the last trip to the beach before we all experience our "la rentrée" to work or school.

Beautiful reflection and I love the ripples in the wet sand.

Bises,
Genie

Sivinden said...

This image is superb!

Jack said...

A very nice weekend shot for the tale end of summer.

DawnTreader said...

That's a really beautiful sunset picture, James.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Great shot - often a dilemma just where to crop for the best effect - you got it right here.

TexWisGirl said...

this is beautiful!!! i needed a little soul food today - and i got some sole food to boot! :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, I love it for its warm light and delicious reflections, wonderful poetry.

Pat Tillett said...

I was just about to send you an email! Glad everything is okay.
BTW, love the photo! So nice living close to the beach isn't it?

Mama Zen said...

I definitely like the feet left in the shot. Gorgeous.

imac said...

Real neat James, oh to be beside the sea.

Ruth said...

Beautiful! Loved the color and the stripes on the sand.
I'm happy to be back after some time.

Blessings!

Dyche Designs said...

What a beautiful capture, I love it.

Dina said...

Glad you didn't crop. The more the better with this great photo.

Joanne said...

Gorgeous James!!

awarewriter said...

Wise decision not to crop James. The feets are critical to this fine composition. Keep them coming.

Nature Rambles said...

Hi James, this photo reminds me of the patterns on sand. I love the rippled reflection!

Karl said...

Great reflection James!! I love this!!

Andy said...

That's a great grouping. I wish I had your insight for fantastic photos.

Karl said...

Hi James, greetings to your wife's parents, I hope they have beautiful holidays around Bolzano!

Dimple said...

Wonderful image, James. The reflection is a little like looking through Venetian blinds!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful, soft ripple effect! The feet look as if they are wandering right inside a sunset!

Woody said...

It stunning!! I'm glad you're late because I took today off and just got to my computer.

Dorian Susan said...

Oooh James. You hit a home run with this one! I think your cropped it perfectly. What a great mood you've captured. Happy weekend my friend.

Leanne said...

Nice, I love beach reflections.

Dianne said...

I love the texture!
this is a beautifully romantic shot

joo said...

It's such a lovely photo!
Have a nice weekend:)

Cildemer said...

Love the composition, the colour, the light! Love everything in it!
Thanks for sharing, James;o)

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

namaki said...

These golden steps are magnificent !!!

lotusleaf said...

Amazing reflections! Why don't I ever get such ideas:(

Eden said...

Beautiful. Love the image so much.

Alexa said...

This is fabulous, James!!

forgetmenot said...

Awesome!!!! That is a sensational photo. Great ripply waves, terrific reflection and shadows. Nice work. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Arija said...

A great sunset, great ripples in the sand and great reflections and such a nice subject.

Bibi said...

This is one of those, 'Oh, gosh, I wish I had taken that' photos!

Mildred said...

Many thanks for your appreciation, James! Here I am;o)
And many thanks for sharing your wonderful shots and meme!

¤ Bises et à bientôt ¤

Margaret said...

I ADORE the fact you left the feet in! I haven't been to this blog challenge for a while, due more because I haven't had any good reflection shots... but because of you I am always on the look out for them! Thanks for hosting! You are an amazing photographer, by the way.

Misty Dawn said...

VERY nice! I agree with Margaret... it's perfect with the feet left in the photo.

Anne-Ma said...

J'aime beaucoup cette photo. Un beau reflet et de belles couleurs.

helenmac said...

Stunning. Serene. A gift to all of us, James!

Halcyon said...

Spectacular reflection. You were in the right place at just the right time!

Owen said...

Phenomenal photo James, simply phenomenal... you were in the right place at the right time, and ... BINGO ! Love it, and agree with you that further cropping is not needed.

Elisa said...

The picture of holidays James;)
Have a nice weekend
Elisa, Argentina

VaishVijay said...

Beautiful! Its good that u didn't crop it, overall effect is superb:)

Buck said...

Very beautiful and very happy!

Ann said...

How romantic, but it is not a reflection of me, my Old Man doesn't hold my hand anymore.

My garden haven said...

That's a lovely reflection as well as a shadow shot combined! Mine are all window display reflections.
Rosie

Petra said...

That's clever... and beautiful.

Pblacksaw said...

I was of course very very late.. Linky was closed .. Shame on me and I had such a nice reflection too.. oh well my kink will sned others here who might join.. Have a wonderful week..
Patsy

snowwhite said...

Hello, James
The reflection of the sunset on the wave patterned sand shows exquisite gradations.A happy couple is walking hand in hand. Your composition and perspective are great! This photo makes me feel so happy! I wish I could walk on such beautiful sand!
Have a wonderful week!

T. Becque said...

This is beautiful James!

Caroline said...

What a lovely image, it leaves me with a good feeling!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

It is wonderful, wonderful shot James!

Sar@h said...

Wouah !
I haven't time to pass last weekend … and i miss this picture ! I would like to capture this !
Wonderful … Thanks you James !

Carolyn Ford said...

very nice sandy reflections, James...i am glad you left the feet to anchor the composition.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's been quite some time since I last visited weekend reflections... This is a truly great image, best among the ones that I saw in the series. I also like a lot the colourful night images.
God bless you!
Cezar