Sky and Water – Perfect Inspiration

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It’s Saturday – Dive Day – Hurrah! I got up at 05:30 this morning to go into the office to do a post for today and Sunday, since I don’t like to miss any days and I want to go up to the beach tomorrow. When I came out of my front door I was greeted by this:

An excellent front-yard sunrise

Not a bad start, eh? I had been wondering what in the world I was going to write about. Nature provided the answer. I knew one thing for certain. When the sky looks like that in the morning and I’m driving to the office, I’ll have no worries about having something to show you.

I’ve lived in Madang since 1981. I think that I’ve been here long enough to name something. Just as you turn onto Coronation Drive From Modolin Road you can look out over a little bay and see a point of land. I’m naming this Coconut Point (very imaginative, eh?) for the obvious reason. Here is how it looked this morning:

Sunrise at Coconut Point

Coming around toward the Golf Course, I saw a ship coming into Madang Harbour, so I stopped the car again for another bit of inspiration:

Ship Sunrise

I played with the colours in that shot for a while. It was a little too dull for a Saturday morning.

Nearing town, I stopped again at the Coastwatchers’ Monument for this nice image:

Sunrise at the Coastwatchers' Monument

If I die before getting a better shot of the Coastwatchers’s Monument, I won’t complain. Not in the near future, I hope.

Because I can’t think of any logical place to put this in the next few days, I’ll leave you with this image of coral polyps. Ugly term, eh? Polyps – who need them? Anyway, it makes an interesting desktop background, though it’s a little busy:

Coral Polyps

I like the little speck of coral detritus near the centre at the bottom. It breaks up the regularity of the image and makes a focal point.

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2 Responses to “Sky and Water – Perfect Inspiration”

  1. Steven Goodheart Says:

    Wow, that early morning sky is inspiring….lucky (mad) dog! Of course, the skies are knockouts, but I also really like the coral with the little piece of detritus….I think there could be some sort of optical/visual effect going on….you know, those patterns that vibrate or seem to move (in our minds) when we look at them. Not so noticeable in the small image, but spread out on my 24 inch screen, the image is definitely “busy” somehow.

  2. MadDog Says:

    Yeah, it’s really too busy for a desktop background. One thing that you can try is to make it monochrome. I have several computers around with b&w versions of coral patterns.