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Sky of blue, and sea of green

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 18 December 2008 in Miscellaneous.

This is a tiny island named Meeurots (Gull rock) and can be seen from Yserfontein. It's a 13 metre (approx 42-43 feet) high rocky islet, which offers a safe perching spot for thousands of cormorants and gulls. What caught my eye was the colour - the mist was coming in and gave the sky that softish blue tone, while the turquoise-green sea was just brilliant.
I've used these lyrics before in a write-up on one of my images, but not as a title, and it just fits so perfectly for this one that I had to use them again.
Title from the words in the song "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles

Canon EOS 40D 1/250 second F/14.0 ISO 200 85 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

what a beautiful sight! gorgeous blue waters -- and i love that rock!! splendid!!

18 Dec 2008 5:51am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Now the first song that came to my head was that old classic by Louis Armstrong "What a wonderful world"
What a stunning shot Rob! A wonderful serene feeling to this image:-) Great stuff!

18 Dec 2008 6:02am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Lovely sight! :)

18 Dec 2008 6:06am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Excellent framing Rob, and the colors are as you describe. I also think it's pretty cool how you associate your image with a song.

18 Dec 2008 6:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes lovely simple composition. I guess the sub is underwater with the periscope down.

18 Dec 2008 11:05am

@grouser: Now I know where the mist comes from! The sub is actually probably behind the islet and the crew have all come up for a smoke!

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

I wonder if that white is from the volcanic ash or the thousands of birds that frequent that rock?! :)
nice tones of blue - very tranquil image

18 Dec 2008 11:29am

@Jason Kravitz: Thanks Jason - the delicate term is guano lol :) No volcanic ash as far as I know!

zOOm from Paris, France

THANK you for sharing colors ! :-)

18 Dec 2008 11:57am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Marvelous tones and colors ! a beautiful place !

18 Dec 2008 12:47pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Fabulous image and colors, Rob ! It looks like the sea is merging with the sky...


18 Dec 2008 1:03pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Magnificent image! The layers of blue and the simplicity of this is simply amazing! Well done Rob! *sigh*

18 Dec 2008 1:22pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Lovely blues!

18 Dec 2008 1:52pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

this is so beautiful the layers of blues are divine, such a beautiful view so superbly captured, and the song the yellow submarine one of my all time favorites of the beatles will be humming it all day happily now :)

18 Dec 2008 5:55pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


18 Dec 2008 7:38pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

The colors are indeed brilliant. Just beautiful.

18 Dec 2008 7:38pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

10 out of 10 for composition, love the hues of blue and the contrast of the white rock. Nice one.

18 Dec 2008 7:54pm

k@ from Paris, France

Thks a lot for your comment, it touched me a lot ! And thanks for that peaceful view too : so sunny, in all senses, makes me feel good !

18 Dec 2008 8:27pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful range of blues Rob

19 Dec 2008 2:24am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

What a lovely image you've caught here, Rob. It's almost a minimalistic look.

19 Dec 2008 11:48am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

So astonishingly beautiful....oh j'adore...

21 Dec 2008 1:47pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from A corner of Utopia, United Kingdom

Perfectly captured. the simplicity of Mother nature's beauty

22 Dec 2008 4:08pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
ISO 200
85 mm