A view of the Horizon at Dublin, for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: On the Horizon
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced absolute silence, but this one came pretty close.
I think it’s actually the feeling of bliss I experienced, away from the everyday noise and hustle, that makes me associate this scene with silence.
There’s just something that connects one to the elements when strolling along a riverbank (or a lake in this case), watching clouds play in a fiery sky, with the breeze in your hair.
What better represents a snapshot of change, a delta, than a sunset amongst the clouds? Every second, the sun is rapidly descending, the clouds are constantly morphing, and the darkness is steadily expanding.
Sunset walk by a quiet lake, with the breeze blowing in your hair, hills looming in the distance, and the sky filled with silver-lined clouds as far as you can see. A wonderful ambience, and an instant pick-me-up!
I never get tired of clicking sunsets. Here’s one from Lake Tahoe, with a shining sun peeping from behind clouds that were trying to block its view of the boats.
For themed Monochrome Madness: Road. Some painterly effect added in.
When I was a kid, I used to wonder how huge, heavy airplanes could become weightless. Now I know how, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling weightless when I fly in one and look at the clouds floating all around me!
I clicked these fluffy ones on a recent day trip, and thought I should submit this photograph for the once-a-month Monochrome Madness theme of this time – Clouds. When I converted the picture to monochrome, I darkened the sky to make the clouds more visible. I also like the trees here since they provide a reference point and make a mundane cloud-filled view more interesting. 🙂
For more clouds, please visit Leanne’s Monochrome Madness post! (Thank you, Leanne, for this theme!)
While waiting at Lake Tahoe for the sunset, I was enjoying how the clouds were playing with the Sun, clicking a picture now and then. Suddenly, there was this beautiful moment when the beams fell on the lake, seeming to almost disperse after hitting the water surface. A quick click before the ephemeral sight vanished made sure that I’ll always remember how happy my camera and I felt that evening!