Monday, August 25, 2014

The Lighthouse in the Blue Bay

I love lighthouses, weather they are big and accessible or, as in this case, small and isolated. There is something about this object that feels very welcoming and it probably has to do with its function. A lighthouse shines the light that leads you to safety, away from the open sea.

These images were taken in Zablace, Croatia. As the sun was setting I was standing on the outer walls of a fortress, gazing into the distance. The whole bay was filled with the most intense blue colors.

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I really love the pale orange glow of the sunset that is lingering on the horizon.


A close up of some flowers growing out of the walls of the fortress.




Across the bay, the city of Sibenik can be seen in the distance.



Do you like lighthouses? I love all coastlines that are filled with them.

52 comments:

  1. number 7 is wonderful.. the way the light hits the trees is what I love about it... i have only seen 3 lighthouses in my lifetime and i have always lived on the coast.. they are not something that calls to me.

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    1. I think that, especially in the USA, there are many wonderful lighthouses (California coast and Maine especially). Thanks Sandra.

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  2. The blues in these photos are radiant. So beautiful. And the skies are amazing.

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  3. Hi Mersad... sehr coole Bilder !! Besonders Nummer 7 gefällt mir extrem gut !

    Grüße

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  4. A beautiful series....my favourites are 3 and 4.

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  5. Beautiful Croatia-just visited there in May myself, but not this location. I appreciate the way you've really explored all the elements of this one scene from close details to distant horizon and your taking the time to capture all the different colors of light. Beautiful--and, as you say peaceful--studies.

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    1. Thanks Faye. Croatia has a lot to offer I agree.

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  6. As I clicked on each image, I said, oh this is my favourite, but how can they all be my favourite? I lobe the light!! It is a wonderful series of images!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Judy.

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  7. I love lighthouses- that's a really small one but unique in design. The blue skies and water are fabulous!

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  8. Hello Mersad,

    Ooo, just gorgeous. Yes, I like lighthouses, but I really like water. Isn’t it fun finding blue?

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue shoes post. Please come back.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Sally. Always love to link up with Blue Monday.

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  9. Beautiful scenery! The dark blue water is awesome!

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  10. super beautiful images and light.

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  11. Yes, I love lighthouses! Great shots and the blues...wow!

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  12. What a beautiful place, Mersad!! I, too, love lighthouses and the blue, blue water is fantastic! Superb captures for the day as always!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

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  13. So beautiful! My parents both came from Slovenian heritage! So when I see Croatia I smile. Although both parents were born in the USA all four of my grandparents came from a village called Lublanja! We live in Colorado USA and there are no lighthouses but I certainly enjoy seeing them! A very nice touch for Blue Monday! Hugs, Annr

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    1. Thanks Anne! Actually Croatia and Slovenia are two separate countries. And Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, where your grandparents are from.

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  14. My comment published before I finished. Thank you again and enjoy the day! Anne

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  15. Oh ja, ich liebe auch Leuchttürme, am liebsten sind mir die Klassischen die schon von weitem sichtbar sind.

    Tolle Fotos die wieder Lust auf Urlaub machen ;-)

    Herzliche Abendgrüsse

    N☼va

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  16. Our lighthouses on the Pacific Coast, Washington, Oregon, and California are a whole lot bigger, but I like this one. Great shots.

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    1. I know about your lighthouses and they are exceptionally beautiful.

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  17. How beautiful! Of course, we love all the water and light houses, too. :)

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  18. Vackert med havet solen och molnen Så fint
    Ha en fin dag
    Meta

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  19. I too love lighthouses! Your photos have such wonderful blue skies and water.

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  20. Einfach wunderschöne Fotos! Und so ein traumhafter Ort! Blaues Wasser, blauer Himmel ... einfach großartig! Das dritte Foto von den Blumen finde ich auch ganz zauberhaft!
    Liebe Grüße Mary

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  21. I do like lighthouses. I love the ones on the eastern shore of Maryland. You have some vibrant blues in these shots. Very nice.

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  22. So beautiful. The colors are just stunning in these shots. Such a peaceful setting.

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  23. The blues are magnificent...lovely series♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/ready-room/

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  24. I like the almost startling beauty in No.4. The contrast of colours is wonderful.

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  25. Beautiful shades of blue! I love lighthouses too.

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  26. I love lighthouses too and I also very much the beautiful blue skies in these photos.

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  27. extraordinary images!!
    Such a gorgeous area.

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  28. Love the bokeh on the flower photo.. I think that's my fav! :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. The colors are beautiful!

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  30. I love the lighthouses.. And the beautiful coastline.. Gorgeous water views and beautiful skies. Looks like paradise.. Have a happy week!

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  31. Oh my..that blue is so stunning. I love it.. Yes, I wish lighthouses could talk as we would hear so many interesting stories of the sea... Amazing photography as always.... Thank you... Michelle

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  32. Lovely shots, as always! I love finding lighthouses--now that I've moved to a South Pacific island!!

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    1. That's a great place for spotting them.

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  33. What a beautiful place, the blue of the sky and the water is so powerful

    Mollyxxx

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  34. My that water is blue against an even bluer sky with the golden vegetation...stunning photos.

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    1. I think you slipped to the wrong post :) But thanks Ann!

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