Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Stormy Afternoon at the Beach

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Betsy and I arrived in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, earlier this month on a stormy afternoon.  The beach and the pier were deserted, but it was a perfect time to observe the awesome power of the sky and sea.

42 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Gorgeous photo, George. Karen's 3 yr old granddaughter saw the ocean for the first time this weekend and was overwhelmed by it!

Sandra said...

enlarges i felt i was there and tried to wiggle my does in the sand.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous when enlarged to full screen!!!

LV said...

A very pretty view and one I would love to see.

Small City Scenes said...

Stormy at the beach is probably one of the best times to go. Great shot I can feel it. MB

Ms. A said...

Sand, sea and sky, such a great combination. I'm amazed at the richness of color.

EG CameraGirl said...

Stormy but gorgeous!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Striking photo, George!
Sometimes a moody sky is just as lovely as a peaceful one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is an amazing photo. All the different colours and textures give the picture such depth.

Susannah said...

Enlarged I, at first, thought it was scary! Then, it became a photo I truly like!

Susannah

Giga said...

Uwielbiam takie widoki nad morzem, mimo iż groźnie wyglądają. Pozdrawiam.
I love the view of the sea, even though they look scary. Yours.

Team G Square said...

Wonderful timing and composition .

A Lady's Life said...

Oh yes, the same stretch of beach but never the same. Always different.:)

Ginny said...

Awesome, I love the foam on the water.

Lynda said...

Storm or not, it is sooooo very pretty! I am glad you got to go for a visit.

Happyone said...

Wow, great photo!!!

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome to GRegore!
Stunning picture. Ocean looks very calm.
Beautifully.
I send greetings.
Lucia

Betty Manousos said...

simply gorgeous!

i really like the different layers of colour here.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty beach scene, George!

Linda said...

Lovely image! Sometimes it's nicest to go to the beach when it's not busy.

Rajesh said...

Stormy yet beautiful.

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful image this is...love the ocean during a storm!

imac said...

Mighty full of Power is this photo George

ScrappySandie said...

I agree with Ruth...love the rich colors and textures! The ocean is ALWAYS interesting & beautiful!

Jorge said...

Bela foto, que tão bem retrata visivelmente uma borrasca eminente. Gostei de ver, George!
Um abraço,
Jorge

Craver Vii said...

Perfect capture of the motion and sheer power displayed in the elements! I can almost feel the wind!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡
Uma foto tão linda que parece uma pintura.
Boa continuação da semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

troutbirder said...

Wow! Awesome power indeed....

Pam ;) said...

The thundering roar of crashing waves is music to my ears.
I grew up at the Jersey shore and we would race to the sea to watch a nor'easter coming ashore.
Thanks for sharing your awesome photo George.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow...

Indrani said...

Beautiful sights!

rainfield61 said...

This is a good one.

With a centipede in the background.

lorri said...

What a stunning shot! Natural beauty at its best.

Leora said...

What a splendid scene! Memorable.

Neal said...

I want to visit there one of these days....it looks so serene and peaceful.

Amelia said...

Hi George, beautiful beach. Excellent click! Best regards.

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Faye said...

You've captured some wonderful lighting here, George.

Marie said...

The colors in this scene are just amazing! Great shot!

Janie said...

The deep blue of the stormy sky accents the frothy waves. What a beautiful scene!

Hilda said...

I like watching stormy seas despite the pounding my heart goes through. It is good to be reminded how weak and small we are every now and then.