...Take me away... A minivan enjoys a sunset at Formentera in the Balearic Island. The scene inspired in me an idea of freedom and relax that I have not resisted to frame while thinking to the famous Doors song (Spanish Caravan).
Almost all of these old acacias have more than one hundred year each, if summed all ages the Avenue counts more than 5000 years. The light of the sunset during the fall season, coming from the right gives to the place a magic mood.
A red mangrove is growing in the red water under a blue sky, the water is red due to the tannic acid produced by the mangroves roots. The place is really difficult to reach and is in the "Laguna Negra", on the "Riviera Maya" of Mexico close to the border with Belize.
"One night wandering in the Everglades..." since I heard this strophe from "Dance Of Death" by Iron Maiden I always desired to visit such magical place. When the road, casually, brought us in Everglades City (200 souls) we had the luck to assist to a incredible, unforgettable, terrific sunset like this. A thunderstorm was incoming, the clouds were getting heavier and heavier, a flock of birds was flying far from it, toward the setting sun. And we were there, wandering in the Everglades. Pure magic.
Today I've been on the Po river (Italy) to make some sunset shots. Sadly the sun was covered on the horizon by some clouds, but the river has colored himself with a gradient which was starting from the deep blue to arrive to the bright orange.. The final result gives me the impression of a water road with some big bends, it runs around the sand banks, then drives the eye to the sun.
Sometimes I like to exaggerate my post processing effects in favor of a stunning effect. The purpose was to create an astonishing view of a far horizon in an incredible place in the gulf of Mexico. Forgive me! I will do again!
If a name has ever been more suited, Sunset Key, in front of Key West, FL, got the perfect one. The sun sets perfectly in the middle of the Island subdividing the sky and the sea in two perfectly separated parts. Therefore I cannot find a better title to the photo.
The two things I love the most when I drive in America are the Road and the Sky. While we were crossing the Everglades on the Tamiami Trail, FL I had to stop and to take a shot in one of the several places where the road and the sky where they meet so well.
It was long time I wanted to do some shots with some golden hay bales, and wandering close to my home, I've found this big field where the farmer just finished his work. The sky was interesting and blue, the grass green, then why not? And here it is; a big field with his lines of flight, a wide angle, a polarizer and some clouds. Something between spring and summer!
A thunderstorm surprised me just few seconds after I finished to shooting the sunset in the Everglades, close to Everglades City. The lightnings were were so frequent, that I captured one of them freehand, no long exposition, no triggered shot. The event brought to my memory a sentence: "the concept of one shot, one photo."
One of the big arches of the Etretat Cliffs, it is almost the sunset, and the light is turning to red and warm tones. The sunlight is reflected from the sea on the bottom of the clouds, everything gets a blue/purple tone, even the white rocks of the cliffs are colored in pink and the scene assumes a look worthy of a fantasy tale. My luck has lured a lazy seagull flying from a rock to another in search of a place where to pass the night, why not to frame everything in a single dream?
May be they are just a giant swamp, or technically just a giant river, but I think they are a mystical place, somewhat magical at every hour of the day and night. So equipped my beloved Nikon 24-70, from the deck of one of the everglades typical and famous Airboats I've tried to shot the panorama even though in fast movement.
My goal was to celebrate the spring season with an image, but after a lot of thinking, I've reached the solution of the simplest photo one can do, some little daisies with a frisky green background. I think it is vernal enough, do you?