Wednesday, October 14, 2015

As different as night and day...



It's all about the lighting. I love dolphins, who doesn't love these gentle creatures, symbols of good luck when riding along-side ships at sea, and yet! The wishing-well sculpture, dedicated to Rajah, Mila and Echo who died in mysterious and unsolved circumstances in 1999, a sad story, sits at the end of the boardwalk at Sorrento Quay. By day it's all fun in the sun with the seagulls below, but by night.. is it just me or do these three have a slightly sardonic, even demonic leer.. yeh I know, it's just me :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


28 comments:

  1. I do love dolphins and the statue is terrific!! Like you I see a bit of a leer on their face in the night shot!! Wonderful captures!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

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  2. mmmh more dramatic by night and I think you're right about the leer

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  3. Both pics are great but you're right; the night shot makes them look just a wee bit creepy!

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  4. You are right, quite a difference indeed! I like more the daylight version...

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  5. I think it's the shadows that make them look creepy at night, Grace!

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  6. I have to agree with you, especially after reading their sad, and unexplained story. Before reading I had a different sense. How horrible that they lost their lives. Your photos are very lovely and perhaps the evening view expressed the dramatic side even without knowing the entire story.

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  7. Quite a difference in the sculpture between day and night.

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  8. I always like watching dolphins. The statue is beautiful.

    How'd I miss your ice cream????

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  9. I must admit, I like the night version.

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  10. Both beautiful, but the night shot is a little scary. Nice job showing the huge contrast.

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  11. Oh the top one does look like a rascal!








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  12. I can definitely see that. They are plotting something.

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  13. There are dolphins still up at Two Rocks but they are FREE!!! Atlantis is no more just a bit of a dump waiting for developers to move in (sorry but that's the way I feel today.) Take care, stay safe xx

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  14. They do take on quite a different allure at night than in the day Grace.

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  15. Quite a difference, Grace, I prefer the daylight version...

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  16. Two very different shots of the same subject. Well done. The night shot is engaging with their demonic stare.

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  17. at night they look like mischevious dolphins! i do love dolphins too!

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  18. Ha! The dolphins do indeed take on a demonic look after dark. ;)

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  19. ze zijn prachtig maar in het licht komen ze wel heel mooi tot hun recht..

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  20. No, it definitely isn't just you.... Lovely sculpture, lovely mémorial!

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  21. I go with cieldequimper, Grace. A sad story.
    Also kinda sad or rather dumb. I forgot what I last time wished for! And yes, they were moving for the wish.

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  22. Night or day, I love that sculpture!

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  23. No, it's NOT just you!! I think it's the eyes and perhaps the grinning curve of the snout that gives them a faintly diabolical air!! After reading 'So Long and Thanks for all the Fish', I've never quite seen dolphins in the same way :D

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  24. Spectacular sculpture. The night version certainly creates a whole new atmosphere round the dolphins. They seem to leer.

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