Friday, July 15, 2011

Winter Sun.....

I took these photos at 8.30 am yesterday morning, the temperature was 11C , there were a few hours to go before we reached the max of 22C, which considering we are in the middle of winter I'd say was a fairly respectable top temp and that we are pretty darn lucky! I know it's not usual practice to shoot directly into the sun, but I quite enjoy that 'burst' of energy in the sky! Once again the tricky question of black and white versus colour raised it's ugly head, and being a Libra I couldn't decide which one to go with (my daughter thinks I use the excuse of being a Libra way too much to cover for my indecisiveness! ) so as I like both equally, here they both are!!  Happy sky watch Friday.....

28 comments:

  1. I'm a Virgo. We are almost frighteningly decisive. After I have finished deciding things for myself, I go looking for neighbors so I can decide things for them, too.

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  2. I like the colour! As a Pisces I want blue water.

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  3. I'm with RedPat on this one! Beautiful blue!

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  4. The black and white really shows off the sparkles on the water. :-)

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  5. 22 in the winter! We should be so fortunate. More like -4 to -7 here but often much colder. 32 - 37 or more here at this time of year but you probably get worse in the summer. Nowhere is safe.

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  6. Difficult choice between color and B&W...
    Enjoy your day !

    Pierre

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  7. I think that in this case is better black and white performance photographs. Got a great warm winter. We turn a strange summer. One day more than 30 degrees and the next day around 24 degrees. Last night brought to Bohemia extreme storm. For over 300 flashes a minute. Total of the Republic more than 40,000 flashes. You could shoot at night. Enjoy a summer cold. Health Peter.

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  8. I like the black and white, but I've always been partial to b&w.

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  9. beeautifully captured! love the coloured pic!

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  10. Is anyone else having a problem commenting on Pierre's blog, as soon as I hit his site, my virus alarm goes off and I switch back immediately. Surely it can't just be me!!

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  11. No prob with Pierre. I like both pics but the blue picks up what yesterdays weather was like - bit different today!

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  12. The picture could have been taken here on french riviera..same boats, same weather..Hard to believe you're in winter!

    http://chroniclesfromtheshore.blogspot.com/
    http://benchesonmyway.blogspot.com/

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  13. Enjoy your winter... tropical compared to here. hahaha

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  14. You have such variety to photograph where you live. Always something new and exciting here!

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  15. This doesn't look like winter to me! :-)

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  16. Daughters can be quite helpful that way. They feel an obligation to raise their mothers responsibly. Pointing out our little weaknesses is a favored technique of mother-rearing.

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  17. Jack's comment is right on! I like nothing better than making decisions for other people, esp if I can spend their money. Taking me along shopping with you spells disaster for your pocket book. Re. the photos: this time I prefer the colour.

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  18. I'm a colour person Grace - give me the pastels and the vibrants and the muted tonings - I love them all.

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  19. A gorgeous shot! I like both photos but, I have to admit I'm more fond of the color shot. I'm glad you let us see both.

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  20. Hmmm I'm a Leo but I'm having a hard time deciding which I like, too. The colors in the sun are gorgeous but the quite scene of the boats in black and white is stunning! Don't think I'll be able to choose :D

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  21. haha, i think women in general are fickle minded. ^0^
    like you, I always have a hard time deciding something before finalizing it.
    and between this two, i'm having a hard time choosing too. ^0^
    i also go way beyond the against-the-sun shot,
    and this is a prettty intense one.

    have a great weekend ahead pdp. ^0^

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  22. We got some sun in what was until now an autumnal Paris, so the seasons aren't so opposite as they ought to be....

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  23. So why do you have to choose? You've got both - and they both look great!! Who said indecision was a bad thing, anyway?!?!?!

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  24. Hard choice, but I would prefer a blue sky:)! Have a nice weekend!

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  25. I'm a Leo, but I have no idea whether I should be decisive as a result. In any case, the colour is a clear fave for me on this one.

    As for shooting against the sun, you're in good company. It's a recognised photography "niche" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contre-jour

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