Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

I hope you all had a joyous Easter. I trust that the lyrics in this song only serve to bring you back to another time, and that none of them were applicable today.

(70-200mm  f14  1/125 sec  ISO400)

And although I missed the stroke of midnight, I'll post this for Sunset Sunday.

(10-22mm  f18  1/25 sec  ISO100)

31 comments:

Soraia B. said...

These photos are awesome :D

darlin said...

Rick you've totally outdone yourself with the sunset shot, I LOVE it! Is it HDR? Whatever it is this one is stunning! I like the moon shot as well, I forgot to check out which lens you used but I'll go back to it.

darlin said...

Never mind, I just read it's HDR. oops.

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

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Elizabeth Grimes said...

I LOVE day moons! Nice song too, I'd never heard it before. Hope you had a great Easter!

becky said...

Hope you had a nice Easter too, Rick. I had to work, and was missing my family a bit. Gorgeous phots- the one on the bottom looks like a painting!

Jeanne Klaver said...

Outstanding photos...love the specialness of the moon hanging in a blue sky. The last photo...could easily be mistaken for a painting. So beautiful.

Saz said...

Wow, what beautiful photo's! I love the one of the moon! Very nice. (:

Dawn said...

The moon in a day sky is always a magical thing.
And sunsets on the water even more so.
Have a great week Rick!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Absolutely exquisite photos!!

Hope you and yours had a great Easter as well.

Betty

Scott said...

Love that HDR Sunset Sunday shot. Looks more like a painting. The textures in the clouds and water are phenomenal.

Carolyn Ford said...

WOW! That sunset is a winner! Beautiful composition, tones and light...wowowowowow!

Cat said...

Happy belated Easter Rick! Love the processing on the sunset photo...beautiful!

julia said...

Dos bellas tomas, una luna insinuante captada con precisión.
Un saludo.

pumpkydine said...

Great Moon shot! The sunset is just beautiful! It reminds me of a lot of the early lithographs in which the artistry is just superb. Great work!

Tim said...

Beautiful photos. So restful!

Michelle said...

Again...beautiful shots. I'm amazed everytime I visit your blog. The last one is outstanding!!! I gave you a shoutout today.

CarreraCaballo said...

The second photo is like a renaissance painting :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

imac said...

Ricks Moon shines well my friend.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

The first picture was very good my friend!!!

Rick said...

Thanks Soraia !

Thank you, Darlene. I used my long lens for the moon shot - I find it easier to shoot the moon during the day - it's not as intensely bright then. Yes, I don't do a lot of HDR but I like the look of it sometimes.

Jose - gracias for visiting, following, and leaving your comment. Have a wonderful week, amigo !

Hi - thanks Elizabeth (I think day moons are easier to shoot). Glad you enjoyed the song, and I trust your Easter was blessed.

Thank you, Becky. Too bad you had to work ... but the bills must be paid ;-) Have a great week !

Rick said...

Hi and thank you Jeanne. I think daytime moons have more detail - tough to get when it's so bright at night. And yes, I sometimes like the effects HDR provides - thank you.

Thanks very much, Saz !

Thank you, Dawn ! I hope your week is a good one too.

Thanks Betty - our Easter was wonderful. Spent a lovely afternoon with our grandson. and his parents ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you Scott ! I don't do HDR too often, but sometimes the effects are really special.

Thank you so much, Carolyn ! Have a great week.

Thanks Cat - hope your Easter was blessed. I do like HDR occasionally.

Muchas gracias, Julia ! Thank you for visiting.

Rick said...

Thank you, Randy. I used Photomatix for the HDR processing on the sunset shot.

Thanks for dropping by Tim. I appreciate your visit and comment.

Thank you very much, Michelle. And I'm honored being listed on your blog ! [I'm trying to catch up on visits]

Thank you, Joseph ! There are times I like the effects HDR processing can produce.

Thank you Stewart ! (moonshine ;-)

Thank you Fábio.

darlin said...

Rick, I know a book is a huge project to tackle even though I still think you should write one... how about a calendar? The HDR shot you have here would make a magnificent spring shot, maybe March or it could be an April. You have so many awesome photos to choose from that even a calendar might take a ton of time to put together but the beauty of it would be astounding!

Enjoy your day and all which it entails!

Leovi said...

Fabulous colors, a magnificent frame.

Leovi said...

Really amazing, so beautiful and in a story this beautiful Moon Watch

Rick said...

Gracias Leovi - for your visit and both comments !

Rick said...

Thank you Darlene ! I've actually created 2 photo books (using Shutterfly) from our trip to Rhodes last Sept. It does take a ton of time But I enjoyed doing it (I had to do it while in Florida - with our internet 'service' here I'd never get it done :(

As for writing a book, hmmm ... let me think on it. But the calendar idea - I might pursue that later this year. Thanks for the suggestion. Hump day today - I hope your week is going well !

Tricia said...

Absolutely beautiful shots, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sunset image... is it HDR? The colors are so cool!!! =)

Rick said...

Thanks very much, Tricia ! Yes, I used HDR (Photomatix) on this - I liked the effects it produced. Have a great weekend !