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WPC: Infinite Sun,Sky and Sea

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed

in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.  

Henry David Thoreau


Infinite Sky, Sun & Sea

Infinite Sky, Sun and Sea (Sun set at Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka -Photo: alfiet dec2011)

Only two things are infinite,

the universe and human stupidity,

and I am not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Other interesting infinite entries for   Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite.

1. And when we gaze at nature very deeply, we can sense the seed of the infinite

2. Infinite sweet items

3. Turn of a zoom lens 

4. Extending beyond….

5. Tuscan Sunflowers

6. Antoni’s Gaudi’s Column, Barcelona


Weekly Photo Challenge: Different Side of Sea


The photographs were taken off the coast of Western Australia showing the parts of Indian Ocean


Pelican at Coogie jetty off the coast of Western Australia

Pelican at Coogee jetty off the coast of Western Australia


Typical Summer evening at a Jetty

Anglers and pelicans competing for  fish! – Typical Summer evening at a Jetty



A  cargo ship off the coast of Bunbury, WA


Sun Set at  Trigg beach

Sun Set at Trigg/Sorrento  beach



For other entries: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus on depth of field

While the bee is busy  collecting honey here goes the  "click"

While the busy  bee collects honey, here goes the “click”
(Bee on a Murunga flower) – photo credit: alfiet

Mirabilis Jalapa   Four-o clock flower (நாலு மணிக் கண்டு)

Mirabilis Jalapa –  Four-o clock flower (நாலு மணிக் கண்டு)

Catharanthus  roseus -  Vinca (periwinkle) (பட்டிப் பூ)

Vinca on focus  aka  Periwinkle  – Catharanthus roseus –   (பட்டிப் பூ)

Toby our dog  focusing  on his toy wish list - The camera!

Toby our dog focusing on  the camera!  – such a poser.


Related post:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow- Wintry Showers

Wintry evening at Sorrento beach in  Perth, Australia. Foreshadow of the next shower of the day.Foreshadow of the wintry shower

Foreshadow of the wintry shower
And there is a quarter of the Rainbow...

And there is a quarter of the Rainbow..

A visitor capturing the view

A visitor capturing the view

Check the link below for other entries.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow.

Daily Prompt: Far from Home-Greenwich Mean Time line (GMT)

I have been lucky to visit the Greenwich Mean Time line (GMT) at Royal Observatory Greenwich in the United Kingdom all the way from Australia.  It is also known as Greenwich Meridian line at zero degrees longitude .

GMT was endorsed globally in 1884 as the Prime Meridian Time line. A line has been drawn across the Royal Observatory courtyard since then to divide East and West. It is no surprise that it is situated in the United Kingdom as they were the leading seafarers at 17-18th centuries.

Current international time zones rotate around this line for the past 1 ½ centuries. GMT has become a popular tourist attraction and visitors stand astride the line to take memento photographs. 

photo credit: Google images

Greenwich Meridian Timeline@ the courtyard of Royal Observatory

Meridian Timeline@ the courtyard of Royal Observatory – photo:alfietJune2006


Canberra to Greenwich (photo: alfietJune06)

Colombo to Greenwich photo: alfietJune06

Colombo to Greenwich
photo: alfietJune06

Daily Prompt: Far from Home.

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds


Fleeting – Flirting Clouds

The photo below was taken  in the upcountry region of Sri Lanka when the sun went hiding under the clouds  (photo Alfiet Dec 2011)

Weekly photo challenge : Fleeting -Flirting clouds

The Flirting clouds! (Sri Lanka Dec 2011)

This photo is for the weekly photo challenge : Fleeting

Weekly Photo Challenge : Kissing clouds

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis CarrollAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

What would the clouds say to the mountains ? sleep tight little angels until I see you again?

“The clouds, –the only birds that  never  sleep” – victor Hugo


The Lips got lost on the way to a kiss..


Watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time! – John Lubbock –


                                Shall we open our eyes to the grace of nature…



“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky”   – Rabindranath Tagore  ( 1861 – 1941) a Bengali poet, Nobel prize winner for Literature in 1913.


Grace of Nature

Images from  Sri Lanka – up country region (Nuwara Eliya, Maskeliya, Adams peak)

Photos : AlfieTDec 2011