Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sail Boats and Ships in San Diego Sunset :)

Hi Everyone! :)

I hope you are all having a Wonderful Summer and doing lots of Fun in the Sun activities :)

And for my Blogger Buddies in the Southern Hemi, it will be Spring soon, YAY! :)

It has been a few weeks of Crazy Summer Fun, lots of photo taking and lots of Sunshine, which we were very happy to see, finally! :)

But, I have taken sooo many photos that I am still working on my photos from our trip to San Diego back in March (yes, I have a tons of excuses as to why I am so slow!!! LOL!!!)

I really wanted you all to see these. I'm very proud of them :)

So relax and enjoy!

This ship is "The Star of India" with H.M.S. Surprise in the background :)

I loved touring these ships and one day I would really love to go out for a sail in one; better put that wish on the Bucket List :)

As the light started to change and from the different angles that I took my shots I LOVED the effects I was getting :)

These 2 photos of "The Star of India" were taken about an hour apart and I love the way the light changed :)

A little warm layer on this one too! :)

H.M.S. Surprise (SOOC)

The Star of India right as the Sun went down, shooting right into the Sun :)

I LOVE the light in this shot :)
This ship is the replica of H.M.S. Surprise used in the movie "Master and Commander", starring "The Man" himself Russell Crowe; my Son and I are big fans and we LOVE to watch that movie together :) 
So, to go on the ship and stand possibly where "The Man" may have stood made me feel like a little star struck girl again and believe me that doesn't happen very often (He! He!) I'm pretty blaze about famous people having lived in L.A and London but "The Man" well, what can I say.........that wouldn't totally embarrass me, LOL!!! :)

I know that some people would think this is a crappy shot as it is all dark but for me it was all about taking a shot directly at the sun that highlighted the rigging of the ship and then to get the flares of sunlight effect was just perfect to me. :)

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or when I say it is (He! He!)

I think I see some Pirates escaping in a row boat, LOL!!! :)

Again shooting into the sun to contrast rigging :)

These 2 photos I put a warm layer across and I really like the 
effect :)

The Next 8 photos are all a little different in their light, contrast and textural presentations that I just couldn't choose, so I put them all in and you can decide if you have a fav. or not. Again shooting into the Sun as it descends I LOVE the flares, the reflection and patterns on the water and the calm outlines of the Sail Boats, it really could have been taken at a port anywhere in the world, that made me think how universal Sailing is :)

A little warm layer on these last 5 :)

This last one I couldn't resist playing with on Photoshop (as I am very, very slowly learning how to use it :) This is the same shot as the 5th one but of course that is the SOOC shot :)

Well, I hope you like these and let me know which photo is your fav! :)

Have a lovely Evening :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Charlotte said...

Great photos! They make me want to set sail today! Where shall we go?!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Looks like a great time! Wish I were there!

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous shots, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

Annette said...

Wow, T!!! These are so incredible! It's so fun to take pictures like this when the light is right and there's no peopole, cars, etc. in the background.
I absolutely love the sooc shot!

Meeling said...

Great shots! I love the the contrast with the ship ropes and sails against the setting sun - gorgeous!!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Soooo pretty!

keithchip said...

These are spectacular! They do make me want to sail away...
My favorites are the 5th one down (simple and colorful), the 8th (the dark shot) and the 9th. The last one is also a favorite. Great stuff - very emotionally stimulating.....

My Life Under the Bus said...

Wow T absolutely stunning shots - I feel like a pirate! beautiful job looks like the weather was stunning as well!

Almost Precious said...

I love that first shot. All the sails and the rigging on that ship are amazing and you captured it so beautifully in that photo.

It is very interesting how the changing light of day affects the mood and presence of the picture. Love it. :)

Almost Precious said...

Thank you T for your lovely thoughts and good wishes - I sincerely appreciate them. :)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Um, Wow! You got some beautiful shots, T! The light was really perfect for you!

Miss Angie said...

Those are fantastic posts! I LOOOOOVE the OR coast. Seriously love it.

Stopping by from the Etsy Blog Team! :)