Saturday, November 19, 2011

Speechless Saturday

(well almost ...)

No, I'm not starting a competition with Wordless Wednesday ;-) I had a lot of thoughts running through my head as I was reviewing shots from a recent evening photo shoot, and in the end I decided just to post the shots. There, I've already said too much.


Lúcia said...

You have good colours in your photos!
My favourite is the last one, I like the reflections and seeing the boats I always imagine that someone is going to have a good time.
Have a good weekend Rick! ;-)

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Very nice evening shots! Enjoy your weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots. Just looking at them makes me think 'warm'.Maybe the fact that all is white outside also helps.

Soraia Brito said...

It's a beatuiful place!

No, it's not mine. I only have a dog. One day I will put a photo of her in the blog :b
Seriously? That's huge!

Leslie said...

I think my favorites are the last two - love the patterns in the palm trees against the sky and the light shining through the fence. And I always love harbor lights...

Scott said...

Good photos usually don't need a lot of explanation, but usually I can't help myself. Love these night photos. Great job.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Rick,...I can almost feel the WARM glow of the pics flying into my livingroom.
Great great shots. If only I could be there with you guys.

Hoe gaat ie verder met jou en je familie? Hoop dat alles okay is. Talk soon.
Hugs D.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Niiice, Rick, these are really niiice shots... very Florida! =)

Saz said...

Wow Rick! They really have left me speechless. Absolutely stunning.

ioan moldovan said...

Very luminous pictures! And very beautiful ...

lisa said...

These are wonderful night images Rick, and it sure looks like a wonderful place to be.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Marty said...

mais non, tu n'en dis jamais trop !
tes shots sont wonderful ! des palmiers, mamma mia, how beautiful !
et les boats qui se reflètent dans
l'eau like a dream !
magnifique post ! love it !
je te souhaite un merveilleux sunday!
les bisous du dimanche sont plus nombreux qu'en semaine !!!! because it is dimanche !!!

imac said...

Magnifico my friend.

teca said...

I love it when you say something, leave a message for us, tells a story... but sincerely, your photos need no words. They speak for themselves.
Good Sunday, honey!
A big and warm hug.
Lots of sweet beijos and love.

Rick said...

Thank you, Lúcia ! One of my favourites too, and I liked the reflections - they work out great when the water is really calm. Enjoy a great weekend !

Thank you, Karin; I hope yours is already a good one.

Thanks, Ruth. Oh oh - everything already all white - that seems like an early start to winter, well, perhaps not in Manitoba !

Obrigado, Soraia. I'd like to see a photo of your dog some day. About our plecko - yes, I think he's taking over the tank !

Thank you, Leslie - we only just 'discovered' this place a couple of weeks ago - I had to return to get some shots here; it's such a lovely place - especially on a warm evening.

Rick said...

Thank you, Scott (and I know what you mean ;-) I'm fond of night shooting - just don't get out often enough.

Hallo, Dag ! Blij dat je even op bezoek komt. Ja, 't is hier lekker warm en we genieten er van. Alles prima met ons - we maken over 4 weken een terugreis om Kerst te vieren met onze familie - en dan weer terug naar de warmte ;-) Alles ook goed bij met jou en je familie ? Hoe gaat het met je nieuw bedrijf ? Nog een fijn weekeind. Groetjes.

Thank you, Tricia - yes, Florida and warmth at their finest ! We're revelling in it.

Ha ha - thanks Saz (hope the cat didn't get your tongue ;-) Have a great weekend !

Rick said...

Thank you, Ioan !

Thanks, Lisa - it was very enjoyable wandering around there on a warm evening (although the no-see-ums did take their toll). Hope your weekend is going well.

Bon soir, Marty et thank you pour your very nice mots ! And of course the beaucoup de bisous you send me because it is (well, almost) dimanche ;-) I too love the dreamy quality of the harbour shot - I'd almost be prêt à sail away into the dream. Have a wonderful dimanche aussi and si it's still froid there then allow my bisous chaud to warm your fin de semaine un peu ! (I do after all, live in a bilingual pays !).

Thank you kindly, Stewart !

Teca - you always have a way with words. Thank you for coming by and leaving a warm comment - I always appreciate it very much ! I hope your spring is bringing you beauty and warmth - enjoy it along with a thousand beijos !

S. Etole said...

Very beautiful in the night light.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The night sky looks purple! Beautiful spot and excellent photos.

joey said...

Lovely evening images, Rick! Lucky you to be there :)

Lasse said...

I enjoyed your evening shots...Great work, just very beautiful !

darlin said...

Wow Rick! These are all so crystal clear, the evening light is amazing and I see that paradise really exists. I wanna go to Florida and get away from this harsh winter weather! Mind you in about 2 months I'm going to be saying "It's too hot!"

Have a fantastic Sunday! How can you not being in paradise? ;-)

BlueShell said...

Words are need!!!
Ahs the photos...what a decicious moment...I enjoy every one of them.
Thank you for your talent..and for sharing it with us.

Rick said...

Thank you, Susan !

Yes it does, Elizabeth - especially in the 2nd shot - I think it's the effect of the full moon behind the palms (which I deliberately 'placed' there since it was so bright). Indeed it was a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank you joey - and we certainly consider ourselves blessed to be able to be here !

Thank you very much, Lasse !

LOL - thank you, Darlene ! I used a small aperture to put as much in focus as possible, and a tripod - a must for night shots. And yes, it does feel a bit like paradise when it's 27C in the evening with a gentle breeze swaying the palms. But you'll soon be experiencing that and sharing it with us ;-) Have a wonderful week !

Hello BShell and thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Have a wonderful week !

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Beautiful photos,your photography skill is excellent. Thanks for sharing. The 2nd photo is the best with the moon behind the palm tree.
Have a nice day.
I'm following you.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Rick these night shots are so beautiful. I love you perspective. Makes me wish I was there to take a stroll thru the area. It's snow snow snow here.

magda said...

Very beautiful and exotic place, with nice beach and nice buildings!
Very beautiful the pictures you Rick!
Many greetings and a hug

Rick said...

Hello Amelia and welcome. Thank you for your very kind words. I visited you too - yummy !

Thank you, Carrie. Yes, you'd love that stroll - in sleeves and shorts ! Look forward to some of your 'winter wonderland' shots !

Magda - nice to have you drop by and leave such a nice comment ! I hope your week is going well !