Friday, April 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday



A view of the coastal marshes found on Ft. George Island near Jacksonville, FL. No clouds, but there is a nice seagull flying in the top left corner. The small image doesn't really do it justice - click on it to see the larger size. There is just something uniquely beautiful about marshes like these that I love, even though they are mostly drab and lack vibrant colors. Perhaps it is that they allow me to see with my own eyes a sight that a native 5,000 years ago could have seen, almost taking me back in time...

18 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, it does look rather prehistoric, doesn't it!? Great shot!

ellen b. said...

It does it more justice to click and enlarge. Very beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful landscape. Seagulls don't like to miss photo ops!

dot said...

This makes me think of the Marshes of Glen. The gull really adds to the picture.
You stunned me for a minute on the comment you left but I finally caught on. Very funny!

David said...

What a great composition! The leading lines are a great technique when used subtley here.

Cheers,

David Webb: Pictures of Nature

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great photo, i love the palm trees and the seagull , were's the water?

mrsnesbitt said...

nature is timeless!
Wonderful.

D

Old Wom Tigley said...

Theres is plenty of beauty in this view, and if I could walk this area I'm sure the sights sound and smells would beguile me and keep me there wanting more.
Thank you for joining in with the fun of Skywatch.
Tom

quintarantino said...

I like the way you framed yhe photo. Empty and lots of space on the left, where one can see a bird flying, on pretty full on the right with trees and grass ... and a good contrast between green and blue.

Anne-Berit said...

Great shot:o)

Andrea said...

The bird you captured in the picture adds a special effect to this shot.

John said...

What a great composition!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful place, beautiful picture.

fishing guy said...

Alan: Great shot of the marsh. That bird looks too big for a Seagull. Maybe it's a Frigate Bird or something of that sort.

Marie said...

Very nice!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Romantic landscape!

Sky and woods like a picture!

Luiz

Andrée said...

Marshes are my favorite spots: they are so full of life. You are very fortunate to be near one. http://meeyauw-pad.blogspot.com/2008/04/sky-watch-friday-mt-mansfield.html

chanpheng said...

Really lovely photo. It does look untouched!