Sunday, 1 March 2009

paradise on fire

Olympus SP500UZ | 1/125 seconds | f 5.6 | ISO 80 | 6.3 mm
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listening Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime and remembering Tunisia and the summer of 2006. i'm just craving for a glimpse of sun.

"Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh your daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry
One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take the sky
But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by"
[Ella Fitzgerald. Summertime Lyrics]

28 comments:

Elaine- said...

that one tuft of cloud looks like the fire has touched down.... very beautiful shot!!!

Tudor said...

summer? did you say summer? have you forgot how is summer in bucharest? burn and crash over the paradise, but for God sake, not here:)
beautiful sunset. must be the humidity of the region. congratulation romina

romina said...

thank you Elaine

@Tudor: yes summer. i'm sick of the grey sky and windy weather. with all the risk i say: let there be summer.

Krims@nline.be said...

Wonderfull ... superb sunset. Well done!

Pere Chuliá said...

Impresionante cielo. Las tonalidades cálidas de las nubes son preciosas. El recorte del paisaje contra el cielo también es muy bonito. Saludos.

cara said...

Magnificent. Great title, too. What an unbelievable image... great processing too. Really a powerful image.

sherri said...

Extraodinary sky and so beautifully captured.

yz said...

great sky!

Zing said...

Stunning sky, love the clouds!

Sidney said...

Superb...wonderful light and sky... and the palm trees make me dream...

veronic said...

great, its revolution up there

Kristian said...

Really beautiful. Was this taken in Tunisia? Love those tones in the sky. Wonderful!

Bogdan said...

Grat sky. I like how the sunrays come out behind the horizon. Great picture, inpires a lovely calm mood

romina said...

thank you all for your comments.

@Kristian: yes. the photo is taken in Tunisia, two and a half years ago. i have some others, but i guess i should make time and write a decent text for them and maybe i'll post some more. there's a lot to tell about that country.

Leila said...

This is one of the most beautiful sunset I've ever watched... The colors of the sky are amazing and the rays of light are so peaceful... Wonderful.

don said...

This is a spectacular sky for its wonderful range of colors and the cloud shapes themselves. I like the horizon line of trees and buildings as a setting. Well done.

Anonymous said...

exceptional sky one of the most beautiful shot i have ever seen!!!
jack @phototarget.com

vu@granby - Wolfgang said...

I love the sky, quite different from my Tunisian sunset over the Chott-el-Djerid here:

http://web.mac.com/wolfgang.prigge1/Site/Tunisie/Pages/Chebika_-_Tamerza_-_Midès.html#35

or over Djerba here:

http://web.mac.com/wolfgang.prigge1/Site/Tunisie/Pages/Djerba.html#15

conflagratio said...

Amazing and dramatic sky view. Well processed the colors here.

Andy said...

Wow love the very dramatic clouds and the golden yellow colors!!

beanow said...

Wow! wow! wow!

Thomas @ bipsie said...

I like the black silhouette of the foreground to offset this beautiful sky. Well done this one! (ps. the JPG does look a bit choppy on my screen?)

Anonymous said...

excxellent colors and sky
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Arjan - PlasticDaisy said...

Oh wow! Beautifully shot and very well titled! :)

Radel said...

Funny. I just mentioned the same song in my post the other day. Must be the weather or something.

Great skies!

ShamWOW! said...

One of the best sunset skies I've seen in a while. Beautiful golden light and wonderful clouds. Very good shot.

Cliff said...

Nice shot. The colours are really on fire! And from the silhouette one can imagine the palms and houses.

ishm said...

beautiful sunset, the clouds are in procession with dramatic form and colour...Well done!