Weekly photo challenge: Change

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Dolphins

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!

22 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Change

  1. mountaincoward

    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!
    Carol.

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    1. jackie sowrey Post author

      Thanks Carol

      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.

      Jackie

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    1. jackie sowrey Post author

      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.

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      1. patriciaddrury

        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!

  2. Marc Kuhn

    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”

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  3. barbmca

    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.

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