Sunset 17/08/2016

Sunset 17/8/16

Another sunset
Another day nears its end:
Time goes so quickly

The sunset over the lake was lovely this evening. The light and colours were beautiful, that dreamlike quality you only get on a nice warm day.

I had my camera with me and took a couple of photos. I felt like being a bit creative with the photos so I took this one looking through the trees for a bit of a different perspective.

Sunset 17/8/16

And I tried to give this one a bit of a vintage look to make it a little different too. They both came out pretty well in the end.

Photos and haiku © CJ Levinson 2016

Pelican on the Lake

The Pelican and the Setting Sun

Walking by the lake
I stop to watch
A pelican
As the sun sets

I spent a couple of hours in Valentine this afternoon, walking around the wharf and lakefront with my photography group. It was fun and good exercise to boot.

I haven’t gone through all the photos yet but I liked this one of the pelican. I really love the silhouette and the beautiful golden light. I thought I’d stuffed the shot up at the time as I hadn’t checked my settings but it came out pretty well in the end.

And yes, if you’re wondering, I named the pelican Mr Percival. Of course. I am such a geek. 😀

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2016

Out on the Wharf

Seagull

Out on the wharf
A solitary seagull
Watches our lives

Pass by

We had gale force winds around Belmont yesterday, so strong they were blowing the bins around outside. Thankfully they eased a little in the late afternoon and I went for a walk along the lake to get out for a while.

I wandered out onto the wharf and just as I did, the winds started to pick up again. They still weren’t quite as bad as before but wow, were they cold! Think I turned into an icicle in about three seconds flat.

In any case I managed to get a couple of photos while out on the wharf and I was happy with how this one turned out. The seagull seemed happy enough to pose for me, although he seemed disappointed I didn’t have any chips to share. Sorry Mr. Seagull. Maybe next time.

From the Wharf

I quite liked this photo as well. The boats were bobbing up and down and I think it captures a little bit of that motion in the choppy water.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2016

Belmont Sunset

Belmont Sunset

Nature’s beauty is
Impossible to describe,
Like love’s gentle touch

I took this by the lake, near Belmont Wharf, on Sunday, a few hours after I took the photo of the kayakers.

The light was beautiful and the sun’s dying rays gave the scene a slightly eerie quality, like everything was on fire.

It was a beautiful scene and a nice way to end the day, as well as a lovely way to start the new week.

Photo and haiku © CJ Levinson 2016