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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mediterranean sunsets





My husband just loved to be back onboard the ship before dark during our Spanish Mediterranean, Lisbon & Canary Islands cruise with Royal Caribbean. From our balcony, he would mark the end of each day ashore by taking a picture of the sunset. He's particularly pleased with the last one, which he calls "Hole in the Sky"!
So, I offer our four favorites of these special photos by Richard Schear for this week's Skywatch Friday.



50 comments:

Lesley said...

OMG I love the spotlights!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kay: Wonderful captures filled with memories for you.

Photo Cache said...

gorgeous! i would love to take that cruise myself.

Carver said...

These are all fantastic. The first and last one are my favorites. I love the golden sky and sun in the first and the one that your husband thinks looks like a hole in the sky makes me think of a spot light from the sky.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Kay! I love the cruises that I've been able to take and remember how many really glorious skies we saw! Wonderful memories for me as well you!! These are really breathtaking! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ebie said...

I love the "Hole in the Sky" shot! Love to take this type of a cruise to catch the great glow near the horizon!

Hildred and Charles said...

They are all very beautiful, Kay, but I am particularly taken with the silver quality in the third photo. Contratulations to Richard.

Kay L. Davies said...

Thank you, the third one is my favorite, too.
I'm so pleased my husband is turning out to be a good photographer, because my hands get shakier all the time.
-- K

SandyCarlson said...

Spectacular. Simply that. Thank you.

debi said...

all are stunning but I LOVE the first one. Have a happy sky watching weekend.

Linnea said...

Those are all amazing! I think I even see a star twinkling in one of those skies! That last one is very strange...never seen anything like it. It's almost as if the beam is guiding the way for your boat. Fabulous shots and how fun to be able to do some skywatching from a ship. Enjoy!

Kay L. Davies said...

Linnea -- I think the star is a plane. There's a twinkle on the water, too, which I think is another ship.
-- K

The Chair Speaks said...

Love the photos especially the last two!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

oh..great shot, the second one...I travelled from Stockholm to Helsinki and Tallin, also, by ship and was fantastic.
Congrats
Grace Olsson

Gattina said...

Very beautiful ! Sunsets are so special !

Nelj said...

Wow! nice shots... love it..so calm and very refreshing..
Thank you so much for your comments on my Reflection....God Bless!

Mar said...

Beautiful shots, your cruise sounds fantastic!

My SkyWatch

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant sunsets! The last one could be used in religious books as an illustration of the creation of the world..."and God said :Let there be light, and there was light"...
Thanks for your visit and comment.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sunsets. The last two shots are terrific.

Pearl Maple said...

Magical! How cool to capture the rays of light peeking through

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

the last shot is terrific

aka Penelope said...

So nice to see Lindy’s loveable face on your sidebar. And speaking of wonderful things, what incredible captures Dick got of the evening skies. Very impressive!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 10

syel said...

stunning sunsets! you must have had a great time during the cruise! :)

Luna Miranda said...

yes, the last one definitely looks like a hole in the sky. amazing photos. the 3rd photo is my favorite.

Vernz said...

Whichever photo Kay, they are all so glorious ... i love most the second photos effect.. combination of color..awesome.

BTW, thanks for dropping by On This Side of Town

LV said...

All you need do is wait for a few minutes and see the skies changing before your eyes. Very nice post for today.

Kay L. Davies said...

Penelope -- you're right. The picture of her sleeping showed the view I have of her from my computer chair, but her face is prettier!!

LV -- you're right, too. The sky seen from a ship is an ever-changing vista.

Wil -- At this moment I am wondering how my Jewish-agnostic husband will take your suggestion about his photo on religious books. All comments get sent to him by e-mail. I think it's a wonderful idea, but ... :~)
-- K

EG Wow said...

I can see why your husband is happy with the last photo! It's spectacular!

Francisca said...

What a delicious buffet of skies, Kaye! Kudos to Richard. I join the chorus in choosing the last one as my favorite.

Carolyn said...

Kay these are beautiful photos, I especially like the one taken from the tram(?). I am very partial to that time at the edge of the world. Your blog is great and I look forward to coming back and reading more. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend.
Smiles

Liz said...

That hole in the sky is especially wonderful!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments about George and Harvey.

Lindy is a beauty. They're such lovely-natured dogs.

Kay L. Davies said...

Carolyn -- I think you mean the bridge of the ship showing on the right. Our balcony didn't have an unobstructed view but I think the captain's bridge adds character to the shot.
Thanks for your compliment. I really like that shot, too.
-- K

Christine said...

Spectacular photos. Esp. that last one. Oh my... thank you so much for sharing these. One must share beautiful photos such as these. :)

meg smith said...

Kay! Thank you so much for all your support and comments on my blog, i look forward to reading them and am just happy someone is reading the blog hahahaha. Your pictures are gorgeous!
Meg

Carol said...

Great photos! all beautiful.... I love the first shot, the sky is gorgeous. And the hole in the sky is amazing!

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome pictures!! I really love the last one.

Uruguay is a beautiful please indeed, so may be next time you can cruise down here ;)
thanks for visiting my blog.

ρομπερτ said...

Some things demand to be a "hole", for example glasses, doors ... that last picture fills the soul indeed. Please have you all a good weekend.

daily athens

Pagan Sphinx said...

I was born near Lisbon and I have family in and around Lisbon. It is a city near and dear to my heart. I hope you enjoyed it there.

Lovely sunset. Thanks for your blog visit.

Karine said...

Wonderful shots, I'm a big fan of the last one as well!!!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous photos!

J Bar said...

Magnificent.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lucky you, to get to go places with your hubby.

Angie said...

Great photos - thanks for your visit.

Vic said...

all I can say is, WOW! amazing photos! especially the last one. it's like some divine intervention. by the way, thanks for dropping by my blog and for the nice comment. I really appreciate it.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a wonderful photos, Kay!
The "Hole in the Sky" is fantastic!

Thanks for your nice comment on my son's photos.
I wish you a lovely weekend. :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Kay, love your beautiful Lindy!
I visit her page on Facebook but I could not left a comment because I just shut down my account on Facebook.

Linda said...

The hole in the sky is the most stunning hole in the sky I've seen. And the first shot just breathes Mediterranean charm.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

They are all fabulous pictures, but I think I like the second one best!

Mª Zélia said...

Olá, Kay! Parabéns, vocês são pessoas com extrema sensibilidade para capturar fotos tão lindas e repassar estes momentos mágicos a outros... Ao vermos as fotos também viajamos imaginando estar neste lugar... Todas transmitiram um bem estar, uma paz e nos fizeram refletir... A mais impressionante para mim foi a última, simplesmente divina!
Um bom fim de semana e um forte abraço carioca!