I was mesmerised by the swirling, changing patterns of the waves. It was 2 weeks ago on our trip around the blue Red Sea. A day at sea sailing from Aqaba in Jordan to Port Sokhna in Egypt and I was hoping that the 30 or so dolphins that were following the ship about half a mile away, would eventually swim by so I could take some photographs. I sat patiently for a couple of hours until I got bored, put my camera away and settled down in the shade to read my book. Much to my husband’s amusement, the dolphins then decided to swim by. He tipped me off, I panicked and scrambled around to get my camera, it was upside down, I couldn’t get the right focal length or judge when or where the dolphins would appear – total disaster. I’d imagined a beautiful image of dolphins leaping high in sequence through the ocean. Alas, I just have the final image. I’ll get them next time! My husband isn’t convinced as it’s not the first time these creatures have tricked me!
Simply wonderful !
I do not think I could ever get tired of looking at water–these images remind me why-beautiful!
Thank you. I love water too!
I can never get wildlife shots – like you say, when you’ve got to get your camera out, set up all the focus, light settings and so on, you’ve virtually no chance – luckily, nowadays, I usually have Richard with me with his point-and-shoot so he usually managed to at least get some kind of shot.
The wave patterns and swirls are beautiful though.
If you went up into Jordan from Aqaba, you passed the wonderful Wadi Rum desert on your way to Petra!
Some of my favourite photos have been taken with my little point and shoot camera.
I did see the stunning Wadi Rum desert as we travelled to and from Petra but it was difficult to see very well or get any good shots from a moving vehicle. We had a really quick stop on the way back to the ship and I did take a couple of photographs. I would have liked to have seen more but we ran out of time. I was intrigued by the beautiful landscape and the people.
Really beautiful photos, meeting the challenge in an unexpected way. Thank you!
Thank you very much.
I adore your Jordan photographs on “Unspoken”. Superb blog name by the way!
I saw the dancing dolphins daily off the coast of Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach in So. California. It is thrilling to have captured those images in my heart.
It must have been very special. What a Wonderful expression “captured those images in my heart”!
We have dolphins off the coast of the Isle of Man but they are rarely spotted (and never by me) but I know it will be thrilling if I ever do see them here.
I used to practice Tai Chi and teach a class on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar California. The dolphins would come and dance for us every single Sunday and I do believe they were attracted to the energy like the cats were every time I practiced… true story!
It’s a lovely story!
Lovely interpretation of the theme!
Oh wow, I would have been mesmerised too. Great pictures. 🙂
Hi Jackie…just a quick note to thank you for visiting my blog…btw, I’m just an amateur photographer, but you might like the shots I took of all the birds that hang around my backyard …check out my blog for Jan 30, “This Blog’s For the Birds”
Thank you. I had a look at your posts. I especially like the Ibis.
Thank you for visiting my blog. You bought back memories from when I was traveling up north in Western Australia. Monkey Mia where all the Dolphins come in to feed each morning. I should put them up on my blog. Great blog.
Thank you very much. I really like your ghost town and old ruin photographs and I’ll look out for your Monkey Mia dolphin post.