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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Italian Sunsets

These are two shots I took of sunsets while I was in Italy in the fall of 2006.
Hope you like them. I was new to using my digital camera.

This was taken from our hotel room patio looking towards the Cinque Terre.


This was taken from the boat on our way back from the Isle of Capri.
The water was very choppy that day and one woman got seasick.


32 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Stunning! I like them a lot. The first one is my favorite with the leaves framing the picture... the colors are awesome! Very nice, Leslie!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - they are both absolutely gorgeous! I love the framing in the first, but I love the waves in the second! I can't pick one over the other. Awesome photos!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well you did good for the first time with the digital. The last one is my favorite

Ruthie said...

These photos are breathtaking.

I love the one with the rolling waves.

Summer seems so far away!

Juliana RW said...

I also love the second photos with the waves on it :D but all is great pics

My first Sky Watch Friday

Dirty Knees said...

You were a beginner when you took these photos?!!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wow! Beautiful skyes!
Have a nice day:)

Casdok said...

Wow!! Beautiful.

Ida said...

I like both of them - a lot! :)
Clear photos. Lovely colours.
And the waves on the last one... GREAT! :)

jmb said...

Lovely photos Leslie.

imac said...

Always love the ocean, but with a great sky too, those aet fantastic.


My Dome is up now.

RuneE said...

I would have been seasick too! BTW - I prefer the first picture with the shrub as a forground.

Sandy Carlson said...

The silhouette of the leaves in the first image creates a nice perspective! The second is as stunning!!

Marie said...

Stunning! I love them both!

Kerri said...

Wow....these are beautiful shots! Couldn't tell you were new with that camera!
Happy Friday!!

DeeMom said...

Eye-catching pictures

DarylE said...

Buono! (I think that's Italian for GOOD) Bellisimo (beautiful in Italian) .. seriously, these are wonderful!

happyone said...

Both beautiful shots.

Kahshe Cottager said...

They are both wonderful but I if I could have only one I would have to take the sun on the waves.

Have a great weekend!

Petunia said...

I really like both of them. The flowers in the front ond the wave = awesome :D

Suzi-k said...

these are gorgeous, that must have been quite a boat ride, the way the light picks up on the waves is lovely.

Ellee Seymour said...

I remember the boat trip to and from Capri being a bit choppy. I loved the island, but it was too crowded.

gaz said...

lovoe both of these for different reasons. enjoy your w/e.

Dottie said...

Wow - they're beautiful! I miss my boat! We had to get rid of it a couple years ago. I could get some really good photos if we still had it. :(

Andrée said...

You took off like a bang with that new camera there. Very very good! Great color. My Skywatch is here. Thank you.

Paulie said...

Absolutely beautiful but I favor the first one most. I am still trying to make it thru the bloglist and hope you will stop by too. Not midnight here yet. Hate when I get a late start.

Sharon said...

absolutely beautiful shots!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful. I like the way you caught the action of the water in the last.

Siani said...

Beautiful images - the colors are subtle and calming.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

They are lovely and very evocative, Leslie.

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