Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 131 - Cap D'Ail













We have had some wonderfully bright and sunny days here in December on the Riviera, so the shadows are still stark and strong...













Walking the coastal path between Cap D'Ail and Monaco at this time of year is particularly pleasing especially when you come across these colourful kayaks pulled up on the beach at Plage Marquet close to the Monaco border...














I really like the combination of colours, shapes, patterns, and textures....


















The beaches in winter are still so appealing for a brisk walk - here are the contrasting blues of the rest of Plage Marquet with the high rises of Monaco in the distance...


















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24 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Beautiful, Catherine, just beautiful. And the weather, Ah, the weather... Big sigh as I look outside at a typical Pacific Northwest foggy [and cold] morning. Bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Catherine said...

yes Veronique - I know what that grey mist can be like in Seattle - I spent last Easter there and it was cold cold cold and then it rained non stop in Portland - it is a beautiful area - but the weather!! when are you coming back to the Riviera to renew all your lovely photos??

louciao said...

Those kayak shots make wonderful works of abstract art! Such bold colours and shapes. The way you framed them really does turn them into abstract canvasses.

Catherine said...

thankyou Louciao - I loved the combination of patterns and shapes....

Malyss said...

I agree with you, our beaches are so tempting and attractive in winter, when we have not to share them with thousends of people.
I like the way you pictured the kayaks, very creative view!
my pics today were taken place Massena. the arch is the entrance of the Chistmas market.
Btw, do you think we could have a cup of tea together one of those days? in january, after celebrations?.. think about it!

Catherine said...

Hi malyss - sounds a great idea to meet up and have a cup of tea together - let's do that in January - look forward to it!! regards catherine

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love all that sunshine and beautiful blue skies as well as your wonderful, colorful shadow shots for the day! And since you were here in Seattle not long ago, you know why I LOVE the sunshine! As I remember, ti was pretty gray and cold the day we met!! Hope your enjoying a lovely weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Ah, they are watercraft - the first view minus the explanation was like palm fronds. The cool factor is in the interpretation...the warmth of the Mediterranean is what I see more, and I suppose the winters there are cool, as opposed to the cold we see. The azure sea loos like paradse!

Paula Scott said...

Those tight shots of the green kayaks are amazing!! Gets my endorphins going!

If no one picks up hosting SSS, I will still post my shadows as I have done for so many years. I do have an 'email subscribe' on my blog, so if you want automatic notification of my SSS posts, sign up for that. I don't post everyday, usually twice a week. If you visit me, I will surely visit you (but we have to leave comments so that we know we were by).

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a beautiful parade of sharp shadows! The kayaks seem to cast a picket fence line of shadow! Great photos!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You're right: The shadows ARE stark. I wonder how much longer that will last...

IF I WERE A SHADOW

If I were a shadow,
I would seek the light;
There I would glow sleekly,
Black and shiny bright!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Grass and Snowy Shadows

Arija said...

Great shots and so well spotted and composed.

Kelly said...

I love the kayaks and their shadows - such interesting perspective!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

At first, I could NOT make out that they were kayaks. Excellent capture of the stark, well defined shadows.

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soho stitch said...

I agree with Iouciao- definately abstract art. I didn't know what they were til you explained. Very creative composition.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous shadow photos!!! those boats are perfect!

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Emma M said...

Looks like you're having some gorgeous weather. Great shadows too. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous beaches! Love the shadows of the boats as well!

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much Catherine for all of your wonderful contributions to SSS over the years! Great news is that a little team has set up to take over the hosting. Hooray! Details will be on my blog next Sunday :)

Have a great week!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a wonderful shot Catherine! It took a little bit to figure out what it was - you captured some fantastic shadows this weekend!!

Peter said...

You have made a wonderful "job" of the colours and the shadows! :-)

Catherine said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments this week and so pleased to hear thatSSS will be continuing......

Francisca said...

I share your enthusiasm for colours, shapes, patterns, and textures. You've made lovely images with these are kayaks. (Wish you'd left the montages a bit bigger, though. ;-) ) This amazing weather is why my mother adored the South of France and didn't want to leave even after she could hardly take care of herself. I, of course, never minded to visit.