Saturday, September 25, 2010

Calm Vs. Violent


The above pic was taken a couple of days ago.
Meanwhile the high tides of September are back and this is how the same beach looks like now:


Parede Beach

18 comments:

Dina said...

So different but each beautiful in its own way.

Rambling Round said...

Those high tides don't leave much beach! I prefer the calm one.

Birdman said...

Your beach shots are always so inviting!

Small City Scenes said...

Extreme high tides wash out everything. I'd prefer the calmer days. Do you get 'sneaker waves'? Everything will be calm--waves rolling in--pretty to watch and all of a sudden a huge wave will blast through and knock everything and one down. Not safe at all. MB

Sharon said...

One of the pleasures of living in a coastal community must be seeing the many moods of the sea!

Virginia said...

I'll take calm, thank you. Oh JM you make your little part of the world look very tempting. Bon weekend,
V

Sylvia K said...

Love the contrast and they're both gorgeous captures! One thing I love about living near the water is the ever changing view! Have a great weekend, JM!

Sylvia

VP said...

As a bather the preference is obvious for a calmer water, but as a photographer I like a rough sea.

Francisca said...

This kind of violence I can handle. Nice study in contrasts, JM. And I always love the sea.

joo said...

It always looks great, but I love high tides:)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I love seeing all the different faces of the ocean.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the use of comparison shots.

Jacob said...

The sea rules the world. Sometimes it is beneficent but other times, watch out!

I wonder why I had to immediately embiggen that first photo? Maybe it was the glorious color of the water. Yes, I'm sure that's the reason!

Excellent study in contrasts, JM.

Randy said...

I'll take the violent if only for the sounds of the crashing waves.

T. Becque said...

I'll take it either way. That beach is gorgeous with that blue/green water!

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my ... either way ...
OK that's it, I am on my way! Sheesh.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the two different views!
I'm enchanted by the colour of the water in the first shot!
Léia

Kristen said...

Your composition of the top photo is excellent! The blue-to-green color fade works well and the figure draws your eye back to the sparkling blue water.