Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Harbour at Newcastle

 Now (actually last week)

What a difference the light makes. The day my husband and I visited this harbour  last week the light was harsh, not a cloud in the sky. These are Mute Swans that stay in the vicinity all winter and were a bit miffed that I hadn't brought any seed to feed them.

FYI: The swans I posted last week HERE are Trumpeter Swans, which I neglected to tell you.

Then (end of December 2015)

As you can see in the second photo, the sky was mostly overcast.

I am joining Wednesday Waters HERE.

44 comments:

Andy said...

So that's where the swans from Frenchman's Bay went.

Marleen said...

I see they turned their backs on you..

✿ chica said...

Quye lindas fotos! Beleza, calmaria por lá! bjs, chica

biebkriebels said...

Yes, they always expect some food from humans.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice!!!!...:)JP

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ho boy...you don't want to miff the swans. They can be mean. ;)

VP said...

Swans can be quite mean, I have been chased a couple of times...

Nancy Chan said...

Both photos are beautiful. Oh oh....no seeds means no posing for your camera!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely reflections in the last photo.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Beautiful reflections with that much softer light!

TexWisGirl said...

both beautiful shots.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Both beautiful images EG but photography wise it is certainly easier when the sun isn't at its peak.

bj said...

Very pretty photos.

Sandra said...

i love the trails he swans are leaving in their wake.. mute or trumpeter is fin with me

Linda W. said...

Lovely swans!

Lowell said...

Beautiful photos and they portray very well the difference light makes in a shot. Each has its own particular beauty, though. I usually get better photos when the sky is overcast, as a bright sunny day provides too much contrast.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love watching the swans!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the swans are a pretty sight! Wonderful capture of the reflections. Have a happy day!

Debbie said...

gorgeous boat reflections!!! pretty swans!!!

Cloudia said...

a pleasant scene

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I really like this post; it is great to go back to the same spot at different seasons/different light. Beautiful comparison. (And of course harbors and beaches are my favorite kinds of places).

Christine said...

Always a delight to see swans & the boats provide a pretty scene.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always and, yes, it is always a delight to see swans -- "in person" or pics, particularly your pics!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

William Kendall said...

Swans are such beauties... and they know it!

Maks said...

Beautiful swans. I love these birds! I greet! :)

RedPat said...

They had no time for you since you had no food! The sun is out & bright here today, EG!

Maria Luiza said...

EG, maravilhosas as imagens! Amei a dos cisnes no lago. Amei a sua visita! Estou a lhe seguir, ok? Beijos! Lindo dia!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the relfections

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautiful pictures. Boat pictures is a wonderful reflection.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The cloudless sky certainly enhances the picture.I really like the beautiful blue water.

CountryMum said...

Beautiful photos. The swans are just so graceful - even if they did turn their back on you.

Anvilcloud said...

I still don't know if I could tell the difference between the two types of swans.

LindyLou Mac said...

Even with overcast skies you captured a lovely reflection.

Giga said...

The sun's rays always make that picture is in vivid colors. Both pictures like me, however. Regards.

Revrunner said...

Too bad you're so far away. I've got some bread they might enjoy. :-)

Rose said...

All swans are just so graceful and beautiful....

Jens Hamn said...

this place looks so nice and quiet!

Hannah said...

The beautiful swans will probably be as glad to see spring as I will. It might be a little intimidating being mobbed by swans for food.

Stephanie said...

Love both images!

orvokki said...

Beautiful day, and I like a lot of the harbour and reflections.
And of course also swans are lovely.

Halcyon said...

Light certainly does make a difference! The first shot looks warmer than last week. I also like the wavy reflections in your second shot. :)

cieldequimper said...

Both are pretty! I like the muted colours of the second pic just as much as the fabulous blue. But where's the ice?

Susan Anderson said...

Such picturesque scenes. Sometimes I'd like to just climb into them.

=)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Magical water reflections. Love the view of the swans in the first photo.

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