Monday, February 12, 2007

End of the Day


This past weekend I wanted to try out some things on my camera so M and I went to Penarth for the afternoon. Penarth is a small coastal town next to Cardiff in South Wales. It has a shingle beach and an old pier so we went for a walk. The weather was a bit mixed but mostly the sun was weak and covered by thin wispy cloud which filtered the light and made everything look slightly 'faded', like in an old photograph. The wind was chilly and made my cheeks and ears numb but it was still nice to be out in the fresh air.

When I got to the end of the pier I looked back and the sun looked beautiful on the sea with the land in the background. Anyway, above is the shot I took. I wanted to try and capture the feeling of the light on a chilly winters day by the sea. I love the reflection of the light on the surface of the water and I hope you like it. I will post a few more photo's I took in the next few days.

13 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Love it, my dear...! It is just a perfectly beautiful picture and it does, indeed, give one the feeling of a wintery cold clear day...! Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!

kross-eyed kitty said...

I like! I like!
I'm curious though...what is a shingle beach?

kenju said...

I love seeing reflections on water. My home town has a river running through it and some of my earliest and best memories are of the nighttime reflections on the river.

Indigo said...

that is a gorgeous photo!

Ps said...

Beautiful photo.Your pictures never disappoint.I'm going to use your blog as a guide when i come to U.K!

mar said...

Beautiful!! lovely choice, great reflections!

Claire said...

I haven't been to Penarth for years. I should probably arrange a trip there, it's so close! Your photograph is beautiful!

Nikki-ann said...

I love the light flowing across the water. A lovely picture :) Take care.

kenju said...

Thanks, Bob-Kat. I AM worn out - but I always recover quickly. Just one more day of non-stop standing on my feet and then I can sleep or blog all day Thurs!

Sarch said...

Beautiful. I really like light on water, and this photos is so "moody". I sense such and ancientness in many of your photos bobkat. You seem drawn to that type of photo and are truly talented in capturing the sense of time. I don't know how you do it but am glad you do.

Melody said...

I like that chilly feeling. Your cheeks are cold and your fingertips and then you go inside and feel instantly warm. Thanks for sharing this photo with us.

diyadear said...

Bob, wish u too a happy valentines day!!

Katherine said...

Lovely! "Faded" is exactly the right description. Which doesn't in any way mean "not beautiful."