Magda Indigo photography

+ NAUTICAL, beach and sea...

DONE FOR THE DAY…
Beach-Art 1…
SCARBORO WALL…
EBB-TIDE at STAITHES…
DONE FOR THE DAY…
ON A STORMY SUNDAY...
INTO THE NIGHT...
HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...
WINDSTILL...
SUMMERY BEACH-SCENE…
LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...
FLAMBOROUGH, SMUGGLER'S COVE...
MAGDA IN THE SANDPIT...
THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...
Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...
ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...
St MICHAEL’S MOUNT, Cornwall…
Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont
AND ANOTHER ASPECT of THE SEA... ÉTRETAT, NORMAND
EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...
LA MER…
BRITTANIA RULES THE WAVES AGAIN?
SUMMERTIME...
THE BOY ON THE BUOY...
ON DADDY’S BACK…
"The Little Mermaid"...
SWEET SUMMERTIME...
EASTER BUNNIES…
LES GIRLS…
LES BOYS…
THE GREEN NET…
LA MAMA...
YOU AND I, TWINS…
ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...
END OF T'DAY...
THE POOL in FILEY…
IN MY SOLITUDE...
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...
MY HERO...
SUMMER HOLIDAYS…
HEAVE HO...
HEAVE HO…
THE SKIPPER…
BAYWATCH...
I STAND, ALONE?
NO PARKING…
LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...
OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…
OSTEND in the rain…
FROM THE WEST… OSTEND PLAGE
NO MATTER WHAT WEATHER…
LA PLAGE DESERTE…
VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes
LA PLAGE… Bray-Dunes
GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...
Tripartite. ONE: FOG COMING IN...
Tripartite. TWO: OUTRUNNING THE FOG...
Tripartite. THREE: INTO THE SAFETY of the SEMI-FOGGED BAY...
A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...
PIER-LHOUETTE…
WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...
SHELLFISH BANKS…
LAND of SAILORS…
WE ARE SAILING…
HELLEVOETSLUIS: RELAXING…
A LAZY DAY…
HELLEVOETSLUIS,ARRIVAL…
TALK ABOUT BLUE HOUR…
SPECTACULAR...
GOING HOME…
REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH
HONFLEUR…
HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...
GOOD MORNING OSTEND...
PHENOMENALLY UNIQUE CAPE TOWN ...
MORE COLOURS OF CAPE TOWN 1...
MORE COLOURS OF CAPE TOWN 2...
TOMORROW... WE ARE SAILING!!!!!!!
STATUE VIVANTE…
SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY
THE GOOD LIFE...
WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...
JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...
COLOUR in SCARBOROUGH…
WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD...
WANT SOME COLOUR IN MY DAY... Scarborough
SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…
SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…
FRESH PAINT?
DONKEY RIDE ANYONE?
READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...
FOR A SAFE SUMMER...
MORE COLOURFUN on THE BEACH, Living Dangerously!
COLOURFUN on THE BEACH, Living Dangerously!
THIS IS WHERE IT HAPPENED! Living Dangerously!
WAITING TO RIDE THE TIDE AGAIN...
WAITING FOR THE TIDE…
FRESH RED…
DONE FOR THE DAY...
DONE FOR THE DAY...
HAPPY COLOURS in Breskens.
FALMOUTH WORKING BOAT, St-Mawes Cornwall...
A BOAT NOW EMPTY...
ON THE BEACH…
SUNNY REFLECTION…
QUATORZE JUILLET, VIVE LA FRANCE!
I'VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU...
CAT-FISH-DEVIL?
A MODERN APOSTLE?
COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...
THE GREAT ESCAPE...
SAFE WITH DADDY…
DONE FOR THE DAY…
END OF SUMMER…
HAVING A GOOD TIME...
READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...
KITESURFING…
BEACHED CATS…
NO WIND TODAY???
MERCATOR…
FOLDS AND RINGS…
FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...
POOL-SIDE…
PEEPING RED…
SAFE Summer...
AIR-SEA-BEACH…
LA DOLCE VITA...
THE NET...
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN?
CONTRE-JOUR on the QUAYSIDE...
BONDS...
CAUGHT in SPANISH NETS...
SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...
SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...
CAUGHT in SPANISH NETS...
SPANISH FISHING FLOATS...
SPANISH FISHING FLOATS
"PULPO" POTS...
INTERTWINED ROPE…
ROPES on OLD BOATS...
THE KNOTS and BOLTS OF IT...
WHERE ENDS MEET?
TIGHT TENSION...
A HAPPY ENDING!!!
BUOY, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL KNOT!
TIGHT BRIGHT KNOTS...
BONDS RETIGHTENED...
REINFORCED BONDS...
METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks…
HOLDING ON…
REST RUSTS…
HOLD TIGHT...
CIRCLE OF LIFE...
MENDING THE NETS... in SPAIN
WHERE DO I BEGIN????
NIMBLE FINGERS...
DONE FOR THE DAY...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE... fishing net-repair kit.. SPAIN
LOOKING FOR HOLES...
MENDING THE NETS...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE...
THE WALL OF SPONGES…
WARM HUE on the DUNES…
BEACH ART...
Sand Water Art...
BACKWASH...
Wind On The Water...
WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…
ANSWERING THE CALL...
ON A STORMY SUNDAY...
CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves
WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…
THE WAVE...
ASPECTS of THE SEA... CAPE of GOOD HOPE
ROCK of GIBRALTAR…
THE OLD and THE NEW...
FULL SAIL AHEAD...
THE MERCATOR LEAVES OSTEND...
THE MERCATOR, AT SEA, AT LAST...
THE MERCATOR... A TALL SHIP... A SPECIAL MOMENT in the LIFE of a PHOTOGRAPHER!
MASTER & COMMANDER...
BATTLE AT SEA???
SHIP-LHOUETTE ...
SEA-LHOUETTE...
BI-CYCLOUHETTE…
CYCLHOUETTE…
BEACH-LHOUETTE...
PROMENADE SUNSET...
OF SUNSET-CHASERS…
A MOMENT in TIME…
PEACE at SEA…
LA MER...
SHIMMER ON THE WATER…
THE BIG MIGRATION…
WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL
MIRROR SEA in WALES…
AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES
EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…
SMUGGLER'S COVE...
LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…
A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay
FILEY BAY WATERS…
SCAPE from Filey…
BRETAGNE PLAGE…
LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…
BEACH
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE ...
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE ...
HOME SWEET HOME…
DOVER in the NIGHT…
SPECTACLE of LIGHT…
A FIERY KISS TO THE NIGHT
THE HOMECOMING...
RED SKY AT NIGHT...
DRAMA in the SKY…
TIMELESS BEAUTY...
A MONO SEA…
ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...
LANGUOR...
FESTIVE WATER...
PORT of HULL…
TAKE ME HOME…
HOME AGAIN...
ON THE FERRY HOME…
WE ARE SAILING...
WE ARE SAILING...
THE PRIDE of HULL...
THE PRIDE of HULL...
THE FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…
SYMPHONY...
MORE COMINGS AND GOINGS...
OF WINDOWS, PRIDE OF YORK…
DID YOU KNOW?
ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…
ENTER THE NAUSIKAA...
I AM SAILING…
WIND IN THE SAILS...
AN S.O.S... THE GHOSTSHIP NAUSIKAA...
FOLDS AND RINGS...
FOLDS AND RINGS 2…
FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...
CORDAGE...
MORE CORDAGE...
ROPES ON THE NAUSIKAA..
HOLD TIGHT…
MORE ROPES ON THE NAUSIKAA...
THE REBEL ROPE, ALWAYS ONE?
UNCHAIN ME…
A BUOY in WINTER…
FROZEN BEACH…
SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…
THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND
FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…
PAUL WAITING…
ALL ABOARD…
ON BOARD…
Day 1 AND WE’RE OFF…
THE HUMBER BRIDGE…
ALONGSIDE THE PRIDE of HULL…
IN THE SHIPPING LANE…
THE HUMBER ESTUARY…
MIGRATION SOUTH…
SAME TWO SHELLS..
TWO SHELLS..
WINKING SHELLS..
BEACHED…

DONE FOR THE DAY…

#abfav_lines_stripes READY FOR TOMORROW When you get back everything has to be shipshape again for the next trip! The sails are at rest in the glorious sunset. Thank you for your time, M, (*_*) FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On Black Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

Beach-Art 1…

#abfav_lines_stripes We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Lots of wind, wild seas, STUNNING light, I love walking on beaches and ALWAYS see something that strikes me as Nature's Art... I never move or change anything!I do realise that it is not to everybody's taste, it takes a certain 'eye' to appreciate these. The thing is, I do not take images for other people, not to please anyone, I take them because they touch me... Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCARBORO WALL…

#abfav_lines_stripes One of our favourite places; one of the piers in Scarbourough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A medieval Icelandic saga tells how two Icelandic Viking brothers called Kormak and Thorgils were the first men to "establish the fort called Skardaborg". The fort was named after one of its founder’s nicknames, for Thorgils was called Skardi, meaning hare-lipped, by his brother. It is now generally accepted that the name Skardaborg, which has come down to us as Scarborough, means "the fort belonging to Skardi". The port is situated on the East Coast of England at the foot of Scarborough Castle Hill. It has a North and a South bay and 15 km of this coastline is defended by either natural or man-made structures to protect it from the aggressive North Sea environment. The harbour consists of three piers enclosing an outer and an inner basin. The outer basin is mainly used by pleasure boats and the inner basin by commercial fishing and cargo vessels. This photo is of the new parapet of the outer wall, part of the sea defence works of Scarborough's East pier, 5.500 tonnes of stone masonry has been used for repair works. I was on the lower part of the wall, this is the higher parapet behind which is a breakwater of rocks and pieces of concrete forms - called "dolosses". There is no distortion in this photo, the wall is curving like an embrace. Have a great day and thanK you for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EBB-TIDE at STAITHES…

#abfav_stripes_lines This was taken of the beach of Staithes, from the pier... Please view On Black Staithes is set on the dramatic and beautiful North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and located in the North York Moors National Park. Roxby Beck is the small river running through Staithes and forms the border between the Borough of Scarborough and neighbouring Redcar and Cleveland. Formerly one of the largest and most productive fishing centers in England by the North Sea, Staithes is now largely a tourist destination thanks to its picturesque appearance of brightly coloured and freshly painted cottages. It is also the birthplace of Captain Cook. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONE FOR THE DAY…

#abfav_lines_stripes STREAKY SUNSET. The sun was fast dropping, I was on my way home after a hectic day shooting a 10 hr wedding. I desperately needed to unwind, what better way, he? By the sea, on the beach and a wonderful sunset? Take some more shots!!! As I used 400 ASA film, I pushed the limits, keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a fantastic result. The sun painted the sky and beach in a golden glow, it got too dark I was done for the day! LOL , THANK you, M, (*_*) For A GREAT EXPERIENCE: Large AND View On Black For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...

#abfav_monochrome On a stormy Sunday, while visiting one of my sons, and his little family, who lives in Holland, the beach called... I'm one of those people who just loves the beach and the sea during winter, warm clothes, good boots, fight the wind and the elements. Then come home all aglow and rejuvenated. Ready for a nice cup of hot chocolate? It also gives for many a great image. It was Scheveningen or Katwijk, Holland, A North Sea Beach (sorry, can't remember now), but I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do too. I wish a wonderful day and thank you for viewing and your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTO THE NIGHT...

#abfav_yellow An 'older' image, on film, no filters nor manipulation... We lived on the 10th floor, a penthouse, on the one side the sea, the other the city. Many an evening, as we came home after a day's' work, we'd be just in time for the evening light and although 'scratchy-eyed' from looking through the lens most of the day, we could not resist picking up our cameras again to capture the beauty, so different each time. Here the ferry had left the harbour, heading for the White-cliffs of Dover...a sea-mist hung over the North-Sea, the sun disappeared behind a low band of cloud, leaving just some gold dust trail behind.... Have a lovely day and thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...

#abfav_2_together_theme I think most photographers are nervous around sand. That's why you'll mostly find me 'on the rocks'... tee hee But it had been a long time ago and seemed a great idea to go out for a day in the sand dunes along the Belgian Coast. Not the beach because my dog needed some shade, I scraped away the soft, hot top-layer of sand till I came to the cooler darker layer for him to lie on. He'd wink at me and then come and sit next to me for a while, watching other dogs, seagulls, children playing with balls and other interesting toys. He trembled with trepidation, so I calmed him down, he still gave me that look of 'this is my job', gotta keep things together here... him being a Border Collie, a sheepdog, a WORKING dog. Yes, we took good care of each other. Glad he was there... We've had to miss him since 2006... TWO, together/ Make the most of your Summer, have a lovely time and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINDSTILL...

#abfav_summer_theme A pinwheel, a little windmill, another prop of Summer, theses things bring back memories from deep within... your childhood... Some days I need colour!!! And today is one of them. I am spending a lot of time in the studio at the moment. A photographer friend asked an interesting question, why do YOU take photographs? One answer for me is I love the challenge, and it still and always is! Now it is with lighting, reflective objects and making it all work together the way I want it, and still be surprised, ALWAYS thrilled. How can I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

SUMMERY BEACH-SCENE…

#abfav_lines_stripes Spotted on a beach in Ostend, Flanders, Belgium. This family was well protected from sun and wind… AAAHH, a lovely memory of Summer. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...

#abfav_2_together_theme Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... Two young lovers lying amongst the crowds. Hidden a little behind these colourful 'parasols'. Such an attractive accent. It was not easy to find the right angle, to 'isolate' them, to leave the couple their privacy, but after some patience (a BIG virtue in a photographer!LOL), I got what I wanted. Have a colourful day and thank you, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLAMBOROUGH, SMUGGLER'S COVE...

The boats on the 'ramp' are VERY well secured, it can get rough there!!! Probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast, with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGDA IN THE SANDPIT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get asked so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! Just to show you the sheer size of the sandpit where I took the images of the sand... So not just another sandscape. This was taken in a huge industrial sandpit, where they deposit sand from all over, like from the dredged harbour, winning sand from wherever they can. It is brought here, managed by huge bulldozers and special cranes. When sand is needed, like for 'refreshing' beaches or 'pumping' them up after an erosive winter or constructions of any kind, the massive trucks roll in on the metal sheets, and the sand gets transported away again. You aren't really allowed in, but those guys working there knew me by now and knew I never went too close to the 'walls', they might collapse you see, no, I always used my 28-200mm lens. I always found it a fascinating place, everchanging always full of interest. Hope your day is bright and thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE... The cold is visible in the tonalities! Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mold to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...

Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mould to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...

WHY WAS THIS DISLIKED?????????? Best viewed On Black A cold February, the mid-term break, my son Michel was 19. Our goal to drive to the Mont St Michel. In France it’s also the holidays, we arrive In Honfleur only to find everything is ‘complet'!!! We push through to Caen and arrive there around midnight. The next day, it is 7/ 8 Beaufort, with great difficulty we get into the car without losing a door. We head for the coast, this weather does not scare us, we were raised with it. Just following the flow of roads, we arrive on small coastal routes and suddenly come to this beach. It stops you in your tracks. You’ve seen the documentaries and movies, you’ve heard the stories, but it’s all a long time ago, before you were even born. Here, it confronts you, the unexpected, the wreckage, still there, sombre monuments in the sea. I remember the images, my mind fills in the horror. I just stand there, my beautiful son running freely on this beach, where so many his age fell. This lonely figure in this vast emptiness of flat sand and sea. Paul, my husband (Paul Indigo) stands next to me, grabs my hand, he understands, he’s from South Africa, grew up with a different war. His uncles were S.A. war hero pilots, his grand-father a commander in the Belgian resistance. It links all of us. I can’t help thinking, why do nations and people only pull together when things are bad? Do we forget too soon? We owe those who fought, those who fell, our freedom and our present lifestyle. This is my THANK YOU to them, my sons live and I, as a mother am fortunate enough not to have to experience the fear of that farewell. Magda, (~_~) I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) More HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

St MICHAEL’S MOUNT, Cornwall…

#abfav_holidays_theme Did you know that Cornwall has the counterpart of the Mont St Michel in Cornwall? Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France (with which it shares the same tidal island characteristics and the same conical shape, in spite of being much smaller), when it was given to the Benedictine religious order of Mont Saint-Michel by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century. The causeway between the mount and Marazion was improved in 1879 by raising it by one foot (30 cm) with sand and stones from the surrounding area. When the tide comes in, you have to access or leave the Mount by boat (to come!). Have a perfect day and thanks, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Ètretat,, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécampit also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Ètretat, . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust...as you see here! From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Ètretat, is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the shingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further cliffs, it was at times somewhat hazy. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side ñ which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND ANOTHER ASPECT of THE SEA... ÉTRETAT, NORMAND

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Étretat by night with sunset from promenade We drove to Étretat, in Normandy. There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Étretat, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of La Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécamp it also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Étretat . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust... (see previous) From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Étretat is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the chingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side – which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean – are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... taken from the promenade. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME The South side of the bay, towards Kettleness. Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep(VERY STEEP!!!) track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. We stay there awhile, till the light goes and wow are we being treated!! As always, thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA MER…

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/4dZVvW44_RY by Charles Trenet, a classic. A seascape from Filey with the beautiful epic skies of Yorkshire, above the North-Sea. The Heritage Coast... BEST LARGE and View On Black All the best, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRITTANIA RULES THE WAVES AGAIN?

I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) For the jubilee. You don't have to be a 'Royalist' to enjoy the atmosphere and pleasure that you see in so many people! The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this w-e, 60 years... I admire her achievement. I don't envy her though, I'm happy with my life the way it is... Yes, it is raining here today, but there's a happy atmosphere, a real party-mood all around! ABOUT THE IMAGE: It was just so good to stand on the beach again, looking at all the nature, the people and their varied activities. I spotted this young lad braving the cold waves, his parents smilingly looking on... from a distance. His 'patriotic' beachwear made me smile .View On Black Funny how the title of an image sometimes comes before, during, after...or NEVER, tee hee, let me know how it is for you? This one came as soon as I saw the scene, all I had to do was wait for the light and a few waves, "Britannia rules the waves again" I wrote a blog about the importance of titles!HERE:art-of-finding-right-caption Have a glorious day and thank you for your valid comments, Magda, (*_*) PS: still with the Nikkor 300mm, hence the compression, which I like so much, that's why I so often use it in my 'free' photography. For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMERTIME...

Summertime, the little fisherman and his dog Staithes, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... we had raided the beaches, the quay-sides, boats, met people, the tide was coming in fast, the sun was getting lower... we rested out in the shade on a bench, before going for a meal, taking it all in, when this little chap in a bright yellow T-shirt, green net over his shoulder, accompanied by his faithful friend appeared in front of us... Another treasured moment! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: href="http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/">www.indigo2photography.co.ukmagdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-to-mull-over.html

THE BOY ON THE BUOY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! ...... Some people are 'born' as solitaires, I'm one of them, that does not mean that you do not enjoy the company of people, it is that solitude doesn't bother you, sometimes you prefer a solitary moment, you have enough with your own self, you are happy with you... I see them around me regularly, of all ages, this young boy looked like one of them... View On Black Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON DADDY’S BACK…

#abfav_summer_theme In the swimming-pool, such fun, I remember my dad and I, we used to do this… so many memories. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

"The Little Mermaid"...

"The Little Mermaid" is a popular fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. An appropriate image for the hot after-Summer we were experiencing at the moment! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET SUMMERTIME...

#abfav_summer_theme Flamborough, Smuggler’s Cove. We chose to drive to the Coast that afternoon, because inland it was too hot and an important England football match was on, so, we knew the roads and places would be quiet... Of course there were people there just like us... When I look at my image I realise what I, as a photographer, do. Out of this whole scene with fishermen docking the boats safely (in a hurry, they wanted to see the match), sunning mums affectionately watching their sons clamber and clown around in the water, a father throwing the ball for the dog and his little girl dancing with youth, this is the scene I distilled from all that. Yes I extract, it is now a different mood, only a fraction and extraction of the reality. A personal observation, a moment that caught my interest, mmmmmmmmmmm. I was smiling, the girl and the dog were having such a great time, I included the left of the ripples, they are important. Have a sweet day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For the detail and 'great experience': View LARGE and View On Black Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

EASTER BUNNIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Aah, at last, Spring and that first time your feet touch the still very cold water, what a thrill! I can feel this in his image. Chapel-Porth in Cornwall, Easter Monday. One of the many small Coves, a blazing sun, a healing wind, bouldering waves, the screech of gulls, the squeals of delight from children, the peace and joy in my soul... Have a perfect day and thanx, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES GIRLS…

#abfav_summer_theme THE SUMMER OF OUR YOUTHS… AAAHHH yes... I remember it well. These three little girls were gathering seaweed. There giggles and laughter skating across the water and echoing off the walls, sheltering the beach in this bay. The water was blue and limpid, the sun was caressingly warm, the sky was wide and clear. Life can be so good! Summertime... and the living is easy... Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES BOYS…

#abfav_summer_theme they were playing in the waves, and being boisterous. Well boys will be boys, wonderful! It was pure joy watching them and let so many memories echo around in my heart and soul. Life can be so good! Summertime... and the living is easy... Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GREEN NET…

#abfav_summer_theme We arrived in Scarborough just in time for the 'sweet' light. This is the first image I took at the actual harbour. An ancient cobbled ramp to roll the boats in the water, a dad with his kids, fishing... The little girl, apprehensive and not touching anything slimy, she firmly held onto her green net... Have a sweet day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: VIEW LARGE AND View On Black Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

LA MAMA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! a young mum was sitting on the rocks of the wave-breaker, on the side of the beach, where it was a little cooler. She had her feet in the water and was shading the baby on her knees with the parasol... a very endearing image... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU AND I, TWINS…

#abfav_2_together_theme A cove of Chapel Porth, those two little boys exploring the rocks, pools and caves together, a very tender moment... Have a sunny day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.coms IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...

#abfav_2_together_theme A beach near Cape Town, now ALL can enjoy it, the gentle breeze and sun of Spring, the warmth of the sand on the soles of their feet... there was a time these ladies would not have been 'allowed' there... unimaginable for me, who grew up in free Europe! One of my favourite images! Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

END OF T'DAY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Robin Hood's Bay, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... evening... silence...peace... tranquillity, another day gone, full of fun, sun and joy: SUMMER! Uploading a small series again, hope you enjoy? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POOL in FILEY…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME I always am very aware of the goings-on around me. We had parked the car, when I spotted this surreal image, a boy in the middle of a ‘swimming-pool’, on the edge of the majestic escape you get in Filey. This was on our way back from Flamborough. Filey, a calm North-Sea under one of the beautiful skies of North-Yorkshire, the Heritage Coast... Filey is a small town and civil parish. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is part of the borough of Scarborough between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it was a fishing village, it has a large beach and became a popular tourist resort. It has an oldy-worldy feel. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN MY SOLITUDE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d4KCZwUxRU&feature=related At Robin Hoods Bay, as the tide came in, less and less was visible of the rocks and more and more the seaweed that had been 'basking' in the sun, started to sway in the tidal waters. I looked up and saw this, he stood there for quite some time, contemplative, in his peaceful solitude. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Sea of Tranquillity, to be found on the Moon, however that Sunday, this is what the normally wild, turbulent and often unpredictable North Sea looked like. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0iNTEw6WQ ' It were 't end of 't day' ( pure Yorkshire accent!) We had walked way down through the picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, stayed on the beach quite some time, taking our shots as the tide steadily came in, then, the sun disappeared behind the top, we did the trek back up, till we reached the sun again. Many were still enjoying the balmy beauty of the evening. I saw this couple on a bench, they did not talk, only looking silently and like us, taking it all in, at some point they hugged, I made my composition... my last image of that day... All the best and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY HERO...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Thanks to his quick thinking and swift action, not coming too close, but close enough... he saved my life! I was being sucked in FAST! So was he, on the edge! Both his feet were under, however the quicksand did NOT get the time to fill his boots! "Whenever someone saves another's life, he's responsible for him forever." That Sunday, Easter, some 'free' time... off to our old hunting grounds, greeted by this, photo-heaven! I wanted to get onto the higher rocks, from there I would have a view of Ostend... without the old, demolished East- Pier in the way? Was it worth it? LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMER HOLIDAYS…

#abfav_holidays_theme This boy was fishing from one of the harbour walls in Scarborough... Anywhere you go in the world the same scene you will see, some in groups, laughing, joking and a bit loud... and then: the 'loner', silent and focus-intense, oblivious of the world around him! I remember the hours, ney... days, spent on the wave-breakers of my youth, first look for mussels on rocks, open it with my knife, the smell of fresh sea penetrating my nose with euphoria, knot the string, find myself a good rock pool, be careful not to make any shadow, as not to scare them, carefully lower the bait and patiently wait for the crab to come out and put its claws well around the mussel, haul it in, and put it in my bucket with the others. Return them to the sea before I went home, maybe to be caught again tomorrow? The long, lovely Summer holidays… LOL, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HEAVE HO...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! TODAY: THE GENTLEMEN. Poole, Dorset, a magnificent and elegant sailing boat came gliding in called 'Overlord'. This is the skipper who had his colourful crew well in hand and looked like a formidable man. The maneuver here was to pulling the boat onto its moorings. The term heave ho is a call used to coordinate the efforts of several seamen hauling on a line. Have a wonderful day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HEAVE HO…

FOR MOVEMBER. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide. I now have taken on the challenge, one photo each day: a month of men with moustache and beard, LOL, HELP, will I make it? Poole, Dorset. A magnificent and elegant sailing boat came gliding in called 'Overlord'. This is the skipper who had his colourful crew well in hand and looked like a formidable man. The manoeuvre here was to pulling the boat onto its moorings. The term heave ho is a call used to coordinate the efforts of several seamen hauling on a line. Have a wonderful day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKIPPER…

#abfav_yellow Poole, Dorset. A magnificent and elegant sailing boat came gliding in called 'Overlord'. This is the skipper who had his colourful crew well in hand and looked like a formidable man. Have a wonderful day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BAYWATCH...

Summer is almost over again, last Bank Holiday, children going back to school... An empty beach, a silent sea, no more swimmers, all gone home... time to put the Summer-gear away...View On Black The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways. In 2012, the RNLI Lifeguards service was expanded to cover more than 180 beaches. RNLI lifeguards are paid by the appropriate town or city council, while the RNLI provides their equipment and training. In contrast, most lifeboat crew members are unpaid volunteers. Their motto: "Train one, save many" By helicopter, by rescue boat or inflatables, no matter the weather circumstances... they'll be there! Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats & lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives (as of May 2011). With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I STAND, ALONE?

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY... A very personal image. This is what makes me tick, an alternative and beyond the obvious view of things, I'm not claiming it is unique, just that it is what I favour the most, my vision. Cornwall, Padstow, Easter Sunday… so many people in the narrow streets, eating and drinking, soaking up the local atmosphere, the warmth of the sun. Me, I’m not too fond of crowds (I guess not many photographers are?), had been walking the different quays, taking a few photos as souvenirs, I knew that Padstow, also being a fishing harbour had to have another side to it. As I eventually came to it, of course it was prohibited to the public… I defied the law, broke it and walked on, that’s where the good stuff was, a few fishermen looked at me a bit suspiciously, but nothing a smile couldn’t fix, hihi. I know most of you will not 'see' what I see in it, it is 'more' to me, but that's ok, photography is a personal matter, I have to love it in the first place, in my 'free' photography I take images for myself, images that will mean something to me! And if others like it... well, that is a bonus! I found myself standing on the edge of the quay, above a dredger, looking down at the sand in the hull, I looked up, the shadow of a huge crane behind me, light... shadow, colour, composition...photography... Have a wonderful day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NO PARKING…

I think Fishermen are the most relaxed people, I really chuckled and suppressed the laughter when I saw this... a MUST shot! He could NOT see above the wall... he had just parked himself there, LOL, Have a chilled day and thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I am pleased and honoured to announce that I was invited and have a proper exhibit HERE now at this NEW prestigious Gallery in Zurich : www.redboxgallery.ch Sometimes you have to be 'you own model'. if you want the image! You put a shell or a piece of stone, a small mark in the sand where are going to stand, camera on a tripod, selftimer or remote... et voila, result, tee hee. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…

Ostend is a sea-side resort on the Belgian Coast. Also a fishing and yachting harbour with lovely blond beaches. Something for all. This was taken miles EAST away, from the beach of De Haan. What you get is a gorgeous compression because I used a zoom-lens. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OSTEND in the rain…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 Ostend in the rain… I don’t know about you, but when I plan/book a holiday…. I always see it SUNNY, yes, lovely weather? Nature often decides differently… we had a fair amount of rain on our travels, I don’t mind, every type of weather creates another type of mood, and I like that. And of course when you travel in April, you are bound to have a few showers eh? We are in Ostend, our last full day, we are taking it easy, revisit some of our favourite places, here the once much visited pier, a bit lost now since the construction of the two embracing ‘arms’ , the dams.
On the other side you see how the old eastern pier was demolished, except for a small section, and replaced by a new Oostdam. The old radar tower also remains. The old west pier was preserved and a westdam joined. I often wonder, is fishing better in the rain? LOL, you see it so often! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE WEST… OSTEND PLAGE

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 Our last free day and we take photographs in Ostend, in between the showers. This is the view of Ostend from the ‘other’ side. We stand at the Surf-Club. It is frequently windy, good weather for watersports often! In the distance the casino-Kursaal. Then the apparments with below the restaurants, shops and all things that please on a day out on the coast. Then comes the ‘Royal’ part, the villa that once belongs to the kings, and the beautiful Royal Galleries. It is April, the beach is empty… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NO MATTER WHAT WEATHER…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 It is late afternoon, I turn towards the horizon. The O90 is already at sea. No matter what weather, these people are out, fishing. Mostly for North Sea shrimp, also sole and plaice. It is a typical vessel, with outrigging booms. Outrigger trawlers with a forward superstructure and aft working deck are widely used to target shrimp. They fish fairly close to the coast. He’ll be out all night, the shrimp cooked at sea and fresh tomorrow morning for our delight! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA PLAGE DESERTE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 The rain erased almost all the footsteps on the ’new’ beach in front of the promenade in Ostend. I remember the ‘before’, when you could watch the tide come in and out, the high-water spilling over the dyke much to the amusement of the onlookers… again: memories. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 14 VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes After our meal in the North of France, just across the border, we enjoy a walk along the promenade… April and the beach is warm already. It is not the holidays, so only the few are enjoying this beautiful stretch of sand and sea. This is the view South, towards Gravelines, Dunkirk and Calais. The industrial parts, in a bit of a haze. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA PLAGE… Bray-Dunes

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 14 We end up in France, where we have a meal and then enjoy a walk along the promenade… View towards Belgium. April and the beach is warm already. It is not the holidays, so only the few are enjoying this beautiful stretch of sand and sea. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...

Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... We arrived and looked for a parking space, because of works we were detoured and arrived at the North Bay. It was amazing, 'ghosts' of sea mist swirling around, casting their whispy veils over rocks, sea, beach and people. View On Black We photographed it, then quickly left for the warmer South Bay...Where more amazing adventures awaited us! Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Tripartite. ONE: FOG COMING IN...

Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... this story consists of three telling images! We arrived and looked for a parking space, because of works we were detoured and arrived at the North Bay. It was amazing, 'ghosts' of sea mist swirling around, casting their whispy veils over rocks, sea, beach and people. We photographed it, then quickly left for the warmer South Bay. Had a great enjoyable time doing what we love... euuhh? Yep, you've guessed it: photographing! I bought a fresh dressed crab, Paul his (must) Fish and Chips, we hurried to the wall, our favourite place, overlooking the harbour, the Bay and behind us the sea... I looked and saw this yacht still in the full bright sun, the fog closing in from the East now, North Sea side, picked up my camera again... Carried on eating. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Tripartite. TWO: OUTRUNNING THE FOG...

...Carried on eating. After a while, I looked back, the small yacht had almost disappeared! By the time I picked up my camera again, it seem to be outrunning the fast incoming sea-fog. An amazing spectacle! It was getting closer all the time, I wondered IF and how long it would be before we'd be engulfed by that killer... Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Tripartite. THREE: INTO THE SAFETY of the SEMI-FOGGED BAY...

...Back in the sun, the sea-mist all around, closing in steadily, the cliffs towards the South, one of the 'embraces' of the South Bay, where you have the beach, the fishing Harbour (still used), the yachting harbours, the lighthouse, the famous Scarborough Fair, all the pleasures of a day out at the seaside, from icecream and Fish and Chips, to speed-boat rides and Pirate boat excursions... You can join the 'masses', or you can sit on one of the piers, in silence and solitude! It was a fun outing, we came home with a smile, couldn't stop mentioning the effect of the haunting Sea-GHOST-fog... Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...

The yacht made it safely into harbour. They hauled in their sails just after I'd taken my shot. Now I just sat there in awe, looking at the mist gradualy coming closer, even some brazen seagulls had outflown it. It was eerie, obscuring the cliffs towards the South,towards Bempton Cliffs already invisible, some of the highest, a real bird sanctuary, millions hang on there to nest and raise their young... Although I know this can be a real killer it had something magic about it... Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PIER-LHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme GOOD TIMES Scarborough, on the end of the pier, a group of young guys had gathered for a relaxing pastime, fishing. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. Have a 'GOOD TIMES' day and thanx for your visit, M, (*__*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE and On Black For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...

So the incoming mist had first come from the North, then when we sat on the wall of the pier. It now also came from the East, the Norh Sea... Now Scarborough, if you look on the map has a rather 'strange' shape, Scarborough is divided into two bays - North Bay and South Bay - by the Castle Headland, a high rocky point with the ruins of the castle on top. The South Bay is the real hub where all the attractions and fun take place! I looked ahead and saw the whispy fingers creeping over the Headland and grabbing the commercial center of Scarborough on the top, touching and magically making it disappear and reappear... Still we stayed in the warmth of the sun!One of Nature's magic tricks!! Hope you I'm able to convey it to you, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHELLFISH BANKS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 Over the Locks of Haringvliet, we leave the mainland of South Holland and get onto the delta island of Goeree-Overflakkee, the southernmost of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. I spot these nettings, and , yes, this is another drive-by shot! We ARE back on the road! Shellfish reefs are almost disappeared from the North Sea, while in places with shellfish beds natural wealth is twice as high as in places without shellfish banks. Shellfish are food for fish and birds. They provide shelter and serve as a rest area and breeding ground for small and large invertebrates. Give guidance to underwater plants, filtering seawater cleaner and contribute to coastal protection. The presence of shellfish banks there is more to enjoy under and above water for people and nature. The World Wildlife Fund and the flag of the Dream Fund are working on the project for the return of shellfish beds in the Delta. It seems to me, that over the years we have damaged so many things, some irreversible, some ahhhh well, we try try to restore, at great cost. In my life, I think long and hard before I make big decisions! Damage control! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAND of SAILORS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 It is a super Spring day, Sunday… many are taking advantage and everywhere we look, as we cross the Haringvlietdam, the glistening water is dotted with sailing boats. The Haringvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta. I love images which capture the sense of space that you get, the open skies and oh so flat lands. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE ARE SAILING…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 9 Holland is a ‘water-land’ and so very much a sailing nation! There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HELLEVOETSLUIS: RELAXING…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 9 Holland is a ‘water-land’ and so very much a sailing nation! There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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A LAZY DAY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 9 Proper holiday? We are in Hellevoetsluis, a week away now from home up North in England. Amazing what and who we’ve all seen. The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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HELLEVOETSLUIS,ARRIVAL…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 Greeted by this beautiful and peaceful sight! Hellevoetsluis features a six magnificent ports with a total of about 2,000 moorings. The ports provide a wonderful base for boaters who love the wide waters of the Haringvliet and the sea. From Hellevoetsluis it is possible to both inland waterways and the sea, also to sail in the Zeeland and South Holland Delta. Hellevoetsluis is located on the Haringvliet with the sea, beach and dunes close by, on the extreme southern edge of the Rijnmond and Europoort areas, close to the broad Zeeland landscape. The name translates as "lock at the foot of the Helle". The Helle was a small local river which disappeared over time. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TALK ABOUT BLUE HOUR…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 8 PEACE and QUIET… Soaking up the silence of the evening. The moon a slither, and only the music of the yachting paraphernalia, a rhythmic clanking of metal. Hellevoetsluis features a six magnificent ports with a total of about 2,000 moorings. The ports provide a wonderful base for boaters who love the wide waters of the Haringvliet and the sea. From Hellevoetsluis it is possible to both inland waterways and the sea, also to sail in the Zeeland and South Holland Delta. Hellevoetsluis is located on the Haringvliet with the sea, beach and dunes close by, on the extreme southern edge of the Rijnmond and Europoort areas, close to the broad Zeeland landscape. The name translates as "lock at the foot of the Helle". The Helle was a small local river which disappeared over time. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPECTACULAR...

Another night another image... From the series 'Celestial delights'. The story behind this image still makes me smile: The seaside view from the terrace of the 10th floor penthouse where we used to live. We’d had a very busy day in the studio and after a quick light meal, just sat there unwinding with a nice glass of cool Chardonnay, enjoying the fresh sea air, the nightlight, the sound of the water, when SUDDENLY, a first distant rumble and a flash of lightning. We bumped each other as we both rushed inside for camera and tripod. Set it all up, went back to our chairs and wine, and waited. I saw it moving across the sea, opened my lens and let the camera record this fabulous lightshow of Nature. With the cable release in one hand, wine in the other, yep, that’s the life, he? Mind you, this was a one off, there was no rain and no danger, just this awesome spectacle. Wonderful, great memories. (*_*) PS:it must have been F11 and open for between 1 to 3 min. It's done by 'feeling', if you get a lot of flashes in the first few seconds, then, you've got your shot, otherwise, you wait and have sip of wine... This here is NOT an 'exact' science, the success depends entirely on the elements! This was the best out of three. (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOING HOME…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME on Facebook https://youtu.be/FfFKM3_Ay8g Bryn Terfel sings Going Home by A Dvořák. We have a very pleasant crossing, and are once more safe in the arms of the port of Dover. Now all that is left is the long drive home. through the night. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH

The Grand Hotel in Scarborough is an astonishing building overlooking the harbour and South Bay. I photographed it with these beautiful reflections on the beach, just after the place is undergoing a 7 million pound refurbishment. Originally constructed in 1863, it was one of Europe's first purpose-built hotels, with a design based on time; 4 towers - the 4 seasons, 12 floors - the months, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days of the year! It is a beautiful example of grand Victorian architecture and totally dominates its surroundings. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a grand day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HONFLEUR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME LE-VIEUX-BASSIN-Quay St Etienne The port, le Vieux Bassin is bordered on three sides by buildings of two distinct styles; large stone houses on the South side (Quai Saint-Etienne) and high and narrow wooden houses to the North (Quai Sainte Catherine). Both are named after the churches that stand on their grounds. Here you see the EGLISE St ETIENNE, dating from the 14th century, making it the oldest church in the town. THANX, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME REFLECTIONS of the Quai St Etienne in le Vieux Bassin, Honfleur The light was fabulous, it is renowned for it, painters, photographers LOVE it, it started off the Impressionist movement. You see the reflection of the stone houses typical for that side of the dock, the spire is of the Eglise St Etienne, the oldest church, now a maritime museum. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOOD MORNING OSTEND...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Excerpt nr 16 from ‘A special night’, a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. As we passed the two pier heads, a greeting was shouted over the radio. Alongside the main pier, a line of waiting sailing boats. Full of well rested people, looking forward to a day at sea, the guests waving, the crew sorting out ropes and sails. Looking behind us, I saw the perfect wake. Soon we were where we had started. Danny and Sylvain helped us up the quay with all our gear. Their boat ship shape, ready for the next evening, their catch neatly stacked for the auction. We thanked them and said good-bye. Sylvain adjusted a few last details, happily chewing his small cigar. Danny climbed back up and awkwardly put two plastic bags next to us. Shrugging his shoulders, he indicated this was for us. I saw the shiny prawns, the other bag filled with Dover sole! I immediately offered to pay, but he wouldn't hear of it. This was our share! Amazingly I saw Paul changing back to normal as soon as he set foot on Terra ferma. Me, I was swaying, my legs trembling. I had the sea in my legs! The earth was moving, I felt drunk after this cocktail of excitement, beauty, adventure and no sleep. As we drove off, we looked back, it was 7.20. The sea was getting ready for its next set of visitors, it seemed. The town was also waking up and preening itself in the sunshine, the council cleaners spraying and cleaning the streets. Shopkeepers putting their wares out, looking hopefully at the clement skies. I stopped the car at a baker; the smell of fresh bread tickled my nostrils and teased my now very hungry stomach. I ordered fresh rolls and when I picked up the bag, it was warm. We rushed home. Changed and refreshed we sipped our breakfast coffee. It tasted better than ever. We had so much to talk about, all these deep emotions that we had experienced. Around 9 o'clock, we decided to try and get some sleep. Of course we were overtired, so we had the giggles about silly things, gently laughing ourselves to sleep. My last memory is whispering to Paul, that I would never complain about the price of shrimps and fish again, having experienced first hand, and in summer, what a tough job these people have. I tried to imagine what it must be like in the cold and during the winter storms and bzzzzzzzz... So, that's it, hope you've enjoyed it. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping.html A story in THREE parts Thank you for your reactions, have a great day, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PHENOMENALLY UNIQUE CAPE TOWN ...

#abfav_holidays_theme Table Mountain has its own cloud cover (the Tablecloth), forming rapidly when the wind is in the southeast and is mainly responsible for the lush plateau vegetation. Table Mountain’s ‘tablecloth’ is an orographic cloud formation (clouds that develop in response to the forced lifting of air by the earth’s topography). As a south-easterly wind blowing up the mountain slopes meets colder air at higher altitude, condensation takes place and a thick mist soon coats the top-most regions of the mountain. As the cloud cover pours over the side of the mountain, the process is reversed. Clouds encounter warmer air layers lower down, where the moisture evaporates, making the clouds disappear. Despite its undeniable beauty, the tablecloth can be dangerous to unwary hikers. The cloud often descends rapidly, obscuring visibility and posing a threat to hikers unfamiliar with the mountain. This is a view taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour and South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE COLOURS OF CAPE TOWN 1...

This is a view taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour and South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Want to have a look through my latest book? Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think? www.photoboxgallery.com/magdaindigo/collection?album_id=1...

MORE COLOURS OF CAPE TOWN 2...

At one of the basins of the V&A Waterfront, you'll find pilot boats, working boats, there are pleasure boats that will take you around the harbour, pirate-ships for fun, speed-boats for squealing, sailing boats for the wind-lovers... many of the boats are decorated in the so creative African motives and colours! They are also safety conscious! This is a view taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour and South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Want to have a look through my latest book? Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think? www.photoboxgallery.com/magdaindigo/collection?album_id=1...

TOMORROW... WE ARE SAILING!!!!!!!

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Visiting family and friends, can't wait to see them all back. First the 6 hours drive down South for the midnight ferry to the Continent, and arriving in the early morning of the next day. Lots planned, I'll need a 'holiday' when I come back, lol. Cheers, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STATUE VIVANTE…

#abfav_lines_stripes I saw this lovely structure in the seawall and asked Paul to go there and pose for me, it is so much better, you get a greater sense of the proportions! The term living statue refers to a mime artist who poses like a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time. This is an art that requires a great deal of patience and physical stamina. Living statue performers have been known to pose as shop window mannequins in order to fool passers by, and a number of hidden camera shows on television have had living statues suddenly spring to life to startle people. As with all performing arts, living statue performers may perform as buskers or in commissioned shows. Some living statues are also invited to perform in fine arts exhibitions. Now you often see them on thestreets. Have a great day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY

#abfav_summer_theme Summertime, and the livin' is easy.. There is so much going on, so many fun activities and fun. Taken from the top. Whitby is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A big favourite. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GOOD LIFE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Had friends over from the Continent, also photographers. Took them to 'as many as possible' of our favourite haunts. This is in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! You see it with different... 'fresh' eyes again, the old familiar places... Time flies when you're having fun... The memories are 'colourful'! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below!Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived. We'd meandered through the North Yorshire Moors and our last stop of the day was Whitby, the sun had gone, just a golden after-glow, so very low light, I saw the coloured beach hut, I WANTED A SHOT, so: I pushed my camera. This is taken high from on the cliffs, before you enter Whitby proper. A lovely moment. Beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast! Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*)For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.ukIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This is again in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! The memories are 'colourful'! The memories, when I see this... I am back there, in the moment, the sounds, the smells... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOUR in SCARBOROUGH…

#abfav_multicolour In Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast, there is a whole row of colourful beach-huts that I love to photograph on the North Bay. Uplifting and great fun? LOL Thanks for your visits! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! In Scarborough, on the South Bay there is also a famous Spa, I'm not sure if this is part of it, but just above the beach at the bottom of the cliff, I saw the row of coloured doors, I suspect in summer these cabins you can use to get changed? I was a bit disappointed, I'd spotted them from far away, was eager and excited to photograph them, but when I got there, it didn't work out, the light had gone, there were a lot of 'obstacles', the verge, lockers, dustbins, couldn't get a good angle. Eventually walked away, looked back and saw this... It is a 'SNAP' SHOT (no, I don't do snapshot!!! tee hee) Just had the time to lift my camera to my eye, straight, and shoot before she walked out of my frame... It's ALL about colour. It works for me; I'm still smiling when I see it, hope you do too. Have a colourful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WANT SOME COLOUR IN MY DAY... Scarborough

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Even in lesser weather they make me smile! Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Scarborough, roofs,red,yellow,green,blue,rainbow-coloured,beach-huts, horizontal, colour,Nikon-D7000, magda indigo

SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…

#abfav_lines_stripes They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Have a great day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…

AB FAV 2 for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRESH PAINT?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS… In seaside resorts and many other tourist places a fresh lick of paint is a must… They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Even in lesser weather they make me smile! Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONKEY RIDE ANYONE?

#abfav_summer_theme Scarborough, South-Bay beach. Donkey rides are a traditional feature of seaside resorts in the United Kingdom. Children are allowed to ride donkeys on a sandy beach for a fee in summer months while on holiday, normally led in groups at walking pace. Typically, the donkeys have their names on their harnesses so they can be identified by children and parents alike. Donkey rides have been available since 1886 in Weston Super Mare and since 1895 in Bridlington. The tradition started in Victorian times. It is now only for children. Still a massive sign of Summer! Have a great day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme ... taken on the beach of the South-Bay in Scarborough. We only arrived later in the afternoon, because we prefer the evening light and there are already less people. I had seen this image from the car, quickly found a parking space and walked back along the promenade, there was a hazy sunshine and a lovely soft breeze, which made it perfect. Three fresh deck-chairs, ready for Summer... LOL, have a great w-e and thanx for all your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOR A SAFE SUMMER...

A salute to the men and women of the RNLI. Summer is almost over again, last Bank Holiday, children going back to school... An empty beach, a silent sea, no more swimmers, all gone home... time to put the Summer-gear away...View On Black The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways. In 2012, the RNLI Lifeguards service was expanded to cover more than 180 beaches. RNLI lifeguards are paid by the appropriate town or city council, while the RNLI provides their equipment and training. In contrast, most lifeboat crew members are unpaid volunteers. Their motto: "Train one, save many" By helicopter, by rescue boat or inflatables, no matter thhe weather circumstances... they'll be there! Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats & lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives (as of May 2011). With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE COLOURFUN on THE BEACH, Living Dangerously!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! That Sunday, Easter, some 'free' time... off to our old hunting grounds, greeted by this, photo-heaven! Not knowing yet what was to come... The end of the story: 500px.com/photo/37213946 LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURFUN on THE BEACH, Living Dangerously!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! That Sunday, Easter, some 'free' time... off to our old hunting grounds, greeted by this, photo-heaven! Not knowing yet what was to come... The end of the story: 500px.com/photo/37213946 LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THIS IS WHERE IT HAPPENED! Living Dangerously!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! That Sunday, Easter, some 'free' time... off to our old hunting grounds, greeted by this, photo-heaven! I wanted to get onto the higher rocks, from there I would have a view of Ostend... without the old, demolished East- Pier in the way? LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAITING TO RIDE THE TIDE AGAIN...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! How can such a happy colour ever mean danger? LOL. You can LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: FOR THE WHOLE STORY, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAITING FOR THE TIDE…

#abfav_red PADSTOW, CORNWALL, One of the first things I saw on arriving on the pier, I looked over the wall and saw the sandbank across the water, with the buoy and the seagull resting, waiting for the tide... Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE VIEW LARGE AND View On Black For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRESH RED…

#abfav_red PADSTOW, Cornwall, Everything seemed ready for the new season, repainted and bright, this fishing boat came in with the evening light, the red buoy now afloat, I had photographed it when it was on the sandbank. The skipper was looking out his window greeted by the smell of fish and chips. Have a bright day and thanxk you, M, (*_*) View On Black FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE VIEW LARGE AND On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONE FOR THE DAY...

#abfav_multicolour The sun was going down still a lovely afterglow, the people driving home still smiling after a lovely day, the lights came on to work for the night, shops and attractions were closing down grateful for a well-earned rest, DONE FOR THE DAY... Photographically an interesting time, this is a pond on the North Beach, in Bridlington, where kids can ride little boats, the promenade light reflecting in the still water. Another aspect of Summer... ALWAYS BETTER LARGE!!! Have a lovely day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONE FOR THE DAY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The sun was going down, still a lovely afterglow, the people driving home still smiling after a lovely day on the beach. The lights came on, back to work for the night, shops and attractions were closing down grateful for the calming rest, DONE FOR THE DAY... Photographically an interesting time, 'they' call it the 'Golden Hour@? Me, I prefer to call it 'the Golden minutes' LOL. This is a pond on the North Beach, in Bridlington on the North-Yorkshire coast, where kids can ride little boats. The promenade light reflecting in the still water. Another aspect of Summer... Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY COLOURS in Breskens.

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 We crossed all the island and arrive in Breskens. The light is super now, so we take a serious pit-stop. Breskens is a harbour town on the Westerschelde in the municipality of Sluis in the province of Zeeland, in the south-western Netherlands. In the distance you see the other island and Vlissingen. A ferry connection exists between Breskens and Vlissingen. After the opening of the Western Scheldt Tunnel near Terneuzen in 2003, the ferry now only carries pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALMOUTH WORKING BOAT, St-Mawes Cornwall...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! As we arrive there, the ancient boats thunder around the Cornish waters at St Mawes, as they hosts one of the colourful Falmouth Working Boat Races. The Falmouth Estuary has long been a traditional centre for these events with each community along the waterfront The Falmouth Working boat fleets still race and have done so for over 100 years. Between the quiet yet imposing forts of Pendennis and St Mawes lie the glistening waters of the Fal Estuary. It is one of the best all-round sailing and safe cruising grounds in the world. One of St Mawes' annual highlights is the Falmouth Working Boat World Championships hosted by the village. It sees the estuary erupting in a whirl of coloured topsails as these boats, the wooden working boats from the 1870/80s, many of them antique, battle it out to be the best in their fleet. The working boats themselves are something of a legend around the Fal Estuary. A bylaw of the Fal oyster fishery - that fishing may only be done while rowing or sailing (usually under full sail, no engines!) - is largely responsible for the preservation of the fleet. It was pure magic to see them cut through the water. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BOAT NOW EMPTY...

The 'Robert-Emmerson'... View On Black The coble is a type of open fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England. The distinctive shape of the boat — flat-bottomed and high-bowed — arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allow launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provide little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin. Went back, at last... to Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove. I was remembering Robert with great fondness, a smile and an ache around my heart. (SEE NEXT UPLOAD) Happy to see that his name lives on. As do the traditions. Yet, that lovely place will never be the same again for us... ...His eyes shone when he told me that all the boats belonging to him and his family had lovely names, like ‘Madeleine Isabella’ and their signature is a white rose, the Yorkshire symbol!... Read the whole story HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/08/rip-my-friend-from-flamb... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON THE BEACH…

#abfav_2_together_theme 'Robert-Emmerson'... Went back, at last... to Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove. Remembering Robert with great fondness, a smile and an ache around my heart. Happy to see that his name lives on. As do the traditions. Yet, that lovely place will never be the same again for us... ...His eyes shone when he told me of all the boats belonging to him and his family, they had lovely names, like ‘Madeleine Isabella’ and their signature is a white rose, proudly on the bow , the Yorkshire symbol!... The coble is a type of open fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England. The distinctive shape of the boat — flat-bottomed and high-bowed — arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allow launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provide little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUNNY REFLECTION…

#abfav_yellow Scarborough Harbour, always a pleasure... This is the ‘industrial side of this wonderful harbour. We spent a great afternoon together, being together and doing what we love doing... photography! Drove home totally content. With love to you and thanks for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUATORZE JUILLET, VIVE LA FRANCE!

Today, 14 July is the French National day! About the image: REFLECTIONS in Honfleur, FRANCE The light was fabulous, Honfleur. Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern, Lower Normandie in France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. It is renowned for its light, painters, photographers LOVE it, it started off the Impressionist movement. I could not resist these gorgeous reflectons, so colourful, so pleasing to the eye, the light is 'dipping' but still great... Wishing you a festive day!!! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

I'VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! More from St Ives in Cornwall. After a long 'photo'-walk all along, we ended up on the harbour-wall, it was still lovely in the sun, I'd walked up to the end, to the lighthouse, looked over the side and there I saw THE SEAL!!! First time ever I saw one in FREE nature, so very beautiful... I felt like jumping up and down, but stayed calm, not to scare it. By now a whole group of people were looking on as delighted as me. It suddenly snorted and dived under, completely out of sight only to reappear a bit further... Life can be so wonderful, sometimes through 'small' and unexpected happenings. More pure magic in the water. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAT-FISH-DEVIL?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! At the fishing harbour of Fuengirola in Andaluz, Spain, a gent was picking up little fishes that were left in the nets, he was feeding the resident cats... Because of the angle of the sun casting the shadows... Looks like BAT-CAT??? Simon (Peter) - Fisherman from Galilee, Andrew's brotherAndrew - Fisherman from Galilee,Peter's brother Thomas (Didymus) - Possibly also a fisherman IT WILL MAKE SENSE with THE NEXT IMAGE...LOL. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comment, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MODERN APOSTLE?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! At the fishing harbour of Fuengirola in Andaluz, Spain, this gent was picking up small fishes that were left in the nets, he was feeding the resident cats... (see previous) Somehow, he reminded me suddenly of an apostle? A REAL TREAT On proper Black FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comment, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had the pleasure and honour to join fishermen on their boat, to make a reportage of a night at sea, shrimping! http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping-part-2.html (part 2) …The next batch was poured into the kettle, while the steaming cooked shrimps stood, cooling down, in the officially approved rectangular plastic trays, ready for the fish-market. By then the nets were dragging the sea-bottom again. Danny and Sylvain stepped into the wheelhouse to drink hot coffee from their flasks. They poured something out of a bottle into the cups. Danny winked at me and said: “It’s cold out there!” I agreed. He nodded encouragingly and offered the small bottle. I declined with a smile. He shrugged and put it away. … The green neon light above the work area mixed with the white spotlight, the golden glow of the flames and the steam made for a ghostly atmosphere. This is probably my absolute favourite of that mission, I love the atmosphere, maybe because I still feel the emotion when I saw it in my lens! That neg needed a lot of TLC(tender loving care), I wanted to do it justice, the conditions were not ideal Shot with my beloved Nikon F4 on Fuji pro 400 film, no flash! Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GREAT ESCAPE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! THIS IS ONE OF THE SADDEST IMAGES I EVER TOOK!View On Black I saw what was left on the boats, the usual... their own portion? It was before the cleaning started, just made it. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comment on my winning image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAFE WITH DADDY…

#abfav_summer_theme The sea-town City of Ostend, in Belgium has a very old and long promenade, enjoyed by young and old... Another aspect of Summer... Thanks, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

DONE FOR THE DAY…

#abfav_holidays_theme Ierapetra, Crete, an urban still-life, what an idyllic place. I missed it with people, however it takes on a different charm now. I can just imagine them sitting there, having a good old chin-wag (gossip) or tall story, under the old gnarled olive tree, with the murmur of the sea in the background, mending the nets, aahhh, wonderful... Often, you can make up your own story when viewing an image? Hope you enjoy this and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

END OF SUMMER…

#abfav_lines_stripes Stacked deckchairs. St Ives, Cornwall... end of October… end of Summer... The tables and chairs are empty, the beach reclaimed by the seagulls and the sea by the local fishermen... Gone are the sun worshipers, the children's laughter... The sailing boats safely tucked away for Winter. Only working boats now, men out there, on the wide open waters earning their living... That day was a calm day... with a kind of melancholy... Thanks for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) BEST Viewed LARGE and On Black For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAVING A GOOD TIME...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! THANX, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...

DISLIKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... taken on the beach of the South-Bay in Scarborough. We only arrived later in the afternoon, because we prefer the evening light and there are already less people. I had seen this image from the car, quickly found a parking space and walked back along the promenade, there was a hazy sunshine and a lovely soft breeze, which made it perfect. Three fresh deck-chairs, ready for Summer...View LARGE and On Black LOL, have a great w-e and thanx for all your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

KITESURFING…

#abfav_summer_theme A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kite-board similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without foots-traps or bindings. Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, which uses standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the purpose. There are different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle, free-ride, downwinders, speed, course racing, jumping and kitesurfing in the waves. It looks wireless/cordless? LOL Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

BEACHED CATS…

#abfav_summer_theme Could you resist photographing such a colourful feast to the eyes? Hobie Cats are small racing catamarans used for racing and personal use. Compared to other small sailboats, Hobie Cats are appealing because they offer high performance at a relatively low cost. It seems Fuerteventura seems to be the ideal place for this. Every day the ocean was teaming... Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

NO WIND TODAY???

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 Land sailing, also known as 'sand yachting' or 'land yachting', is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail. Historically, land sailing was used as a mode of transportation or recreation. Vehicles used in sailing are known as sail wagons, sand yachts, or land yachts. The precursor to the modern land yacht was invented in the summer of the year 1600 by the Flemish scientist Simon Stevin in Flanders as a commission for Prince Maurice of Orange. for entertaining his guests. In 1898, the Dumont brothers of De Panne, Belgium, developed a land yacht whose sails were based on contemporary Egyptian sailboats used on the Nile River. Louis Blériot, the French aviation pioneer was instrumental in developing landsailing as a sport. Blériot machines gave their best on the wide and windy beaches at low tide (Calais, Hardelot, La Panne, Quend, Audresselles etc.). The first races were held on the beaches of Belgium and France in 1909. Since the 1950s it has evolved primarily into a racing sport. I love everything about this image, the tracks in the sand, the mood.. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MERCATOR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME reflections of the masts on the water.… Usually the “MERCATOR” carried 15 sails with a total surface of about 1600 m². Besides being a training a ship, she was also used, mainly before WW II, for scientific observations, or as ambassador for Belgium on world fairs and in sailing events. At rest now, just been completely renovated, can be visited in Ostend, Belgium Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more see here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FOLDS AND RINGS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Anything nautical. We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master CLIPPER called the Nausikaa, she had so many lovely features. The skipper was not always happy with the way his crew folded sails or rolled the ropes, but they were mostly very eager volunteers. I found it a real treasure trove, here's one of my favourites, I especially love the light-play. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme We sailed a couple of times on this beautiful tall ship. A door on the Nausikaa, I loved all the handles. This is again a very graphic shot that somehow not everybody seems to enjoy, because it's not the norm... When I see something like this, haaaa, hhhmmmm, I just cannot resist it. I carefully composed this, patience is a photographic virtue! LOL. Be happy and thanx for visiting. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POOL-SIDE…

#abfav_holidays_theme THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY SHOT? LOL Saw this on the first morning, passing the pool, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEEPING RED…

#abfav_yellow In Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast, there is a whole row of colourful beach-huts that I love to photograph. This is the door of one of the yellow ones, with a lone red ribbon caught… egg and tomato? LOL Thanks for your visits! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAFE Summer...

#abfav_yellow SAFE Summer... A still empty beach, a silent sea, no swimmers yet, but the lifesavers are already here With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIR-SEA-BEACH…

#abfav_holidays_theme We were definitely on an island in the Atlantic, Fuerteventura, the oldest Canary Island, and formed about 70 million years ago as a result of volcanic activity. Fuerteventura’s modern landscape is a result of the weathering of the original landscape that was created by the volcanoes. Though you will not find an active Fuerteventura volcano, there is abundant evidence of their presence in the topology of the island. Fuerteventura is the most easterly of the Canary islands and is only 60 miles from the coast of Morocco. The geographical position of Fuerteventura means that for many tens of thousands of years sand from the Sahara has been deposited on Fuerteventura's shores. The result of this process is 125 miles of some of the world's best beaches. Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

LA DOLCE VITA...

#abfav_summer_theme In Sardinia... lots of sun and sea and photography. Aaahh euuhhh also some good food! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE NET...

saw this on New-Year's day in Fuerteventura. View On Black
Passing an overcrowded shop with everything displayed outside, I saw this blue net sticking out above the rest. For butterflies or little fish? Or both? LOL...
I wanted to photograph it against the sky so had to go down, and bend and crouch and kneel to get the angle I wanted. People apparently were staring in disbelief, but when I’m composing an image, I forget about everything else!
My challenge was to photograph blue on blue, I love to use the light to bring out the gossamer forms.
It sings of sun and fun and wind and freedom and holiday, that small net high up catching the sun and the wind and the light and my eye… one of my personal favourites from the trip.
Have a fun day and thanx, M, (*_*)
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN?

...It was steadily raining, the sky was milky, the light was flat, everything looked sad and deserted... No weather for photography!!! I braved it, I'd seen a shot... these empty nets hung up in the mast of a fishing boat. I like the 'graphic' quality. Have a great w-e, don't forget to look UP, lol. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CONTRE-JOUR on the QUAYSIDE...

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BONDS...

AB FAV 2 for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. I wrote this blog about it: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2009_04_01_archive.html So, back from the Continent, we reinforced the bonds with family ... with old friends and new friends... Yes, the feeling good! And this image of some mended nets on board of a boat in the harbour in Ostend/ Flanders is the perfect illustration of how I feel and what I mean. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAUGHT in SPANISH NETS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most.We're always drawn to the harbouur, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I guess it is for what they're after? I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated.M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...

Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is only one of them… thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is only one of them… thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAUGHT in SPANISH NETS...

#abfav_multicolour Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is just one. . Thank you for your comments and time. Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING FLOATS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Always photographically interesting stuff on the quayside, floats and nets... These materials have now largely been replaced by plastic foam. These looked to me like the sweets on a bracelet or necklace??? LOL FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING FLOATS

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ... Always photographically interesting stuff on the quayside, floats and nets... No matter which country you are in, strangely familiar! Small floats were usually made of cork, but fishermen in places where cork was not available used other materials, like birch bark in Finland and Russia, as well as the pneumatophores of Sonneratia caseolaris in Southeast Asia. These materials have now largely been replaced by plastic foam. Glass floats were large glass balls for long oceanic nets, now substituted by hard plastic. They are used not only to keep fishing nets afloat, but also for dropline and longline fishing. Often larger floats have marker flags for easier spotting. These looked to me like the sweets on a bracelet or necklace, when I was young??? LOL Thanx for all your words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

"PULPO" POTS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! It is Sábado (Saturday) and there is little activity, the boats are in. Eventually we find a fisherman checking his gear, again it is something I’ve never seen before, and yet, every country I ever visited, I’m always drawn to the fishing harbours, their methods, netting, boats and people. He’s sorting out ‘pot’ after black pot on one rope, from the quay to the boat. View On proper Black I'm puzzled by what I see. He spots me; I go up to him and (try) asking him in my BEST Spanish, what they are for? He answers kindly… for catching ‘pulpos’ ( small octopus)... they catch octopuses by taking advantage of the animals' habit of hiding in safe places during the night. In the evening they put grey ceramic pots on the sea bed. The morning of the following day they check them for octopuses that sheltered there. They are very popular in Tapas and many Spanish dishes, like Paella! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTERTWINED ROPE…

METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. Wonderful rope… I see it as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger. Soul mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. And it goes further… all so ‘connected’, how we can touch the lives of many, many we do not even know personally or my never meet… especially nowadays. However, connection through PHOTOGRAPHY! Many people can be touched by an image... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, THANKS FOR VIEWING!!! M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROPES on OLD BOATS...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, uploaded a shot from her earlier (see set). Love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture of the ropes. Thanx for viewing. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE KNOTS and BOLTS OF IT...

Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. Here, I was again hunting around the yachtclub, I'd had my eye on those ropes for some time, because to my fascination, each skipper has his own way of 'tying the knot', some are very meticulous, others more sloppy, all different, all colours as well. I've collected them from all over and find them great fun. A word play on the term: the nuts and bolts - meaning: detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished, info, information - a message received and understood. I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE ENDS MEET?

EVEN AFTER ALL THE "DISLIKES"... I NOW HAVE 531.000 VIEWS, 46.400 LIKES AND 21.200 FAVES!!!! The more you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore
Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks.
Just a wordplay on the expression"to make ends meet": meaning; to have enough money to pay for your basic expenses...Topical?
That Sunday, Easter, some 'free' time... off to our old hunting grounds, greeted by this... photo-heaven!
Where I almost met my end...
magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously
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TIGHT TENSION...

Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. A structure on the beach, for strength... a strong knot made out of rope... it would only get tighter when pulled! I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, THANKS FOR VIEWING!!! M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAPPY ENDING!!!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! "Whenever someone saves another's life, he's responsible for him forever." The end of the story HERE: 500px.com/photo/37213946 Thanks to Paul's quick thinking and swift action, not coming too close, but close enough... he saved my life! I was being sucked in FAST! So was he, on the edge! both his feet were under, however the quicksand did NOT get the time to fill his boots! WE EACH DO CARRY A ROPE WITH US whenever we access a beach!!! This story has a HAPPY ENDING! LISTEN TO THE STORY HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2tUsqOtZI&feature=youtu.be For more, read here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/04/living-dangerously.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUOY, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL KNOT!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 'THE SPOTLIGHT', a new feature here on 500 px, with INTERVIEW, check it out: portfolios.500px.com/spotlights/magdaindigo# Wonderful rope… I also see it as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger... you also rely Some people call this 'sea-clutter', left on the quayside. Me, I call it beautiful shaped ART object, aahh, the madness of the photographer!!! Again taken in Scarborough during the Golden Hour. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... Thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TIGHT BRIGHT KNOTS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 'THE SPOTLIGHT', a new feature here on 500 px, with INTERVIEW, check it out: portfolios.500px.com/spotlights/magdaindigo# Wonderful rope… I also see it as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger... Soul mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. All through our lives, we form bonds, friendships, partnerships; some last… some don’t... And it goes further… in the 'era' that we now live in, we are more intertwined in each other's lives than ever, how we can touch the lives of many, some we do not even know… especially nowadays AND WITH PHOTOGRAPHY! Many people can be touched by an image... I wrote this blog about it: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... Some people call this 'sea-clutter', left on the quayside. Me, I call it beautiful shaped ART object, aahh, the madness of the photographer!!! Again taken in Scarborough during the Golden Hour. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BONDS RETIGHTENED...

Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks.
I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html So, very soon now, we are going back to the Continent, we'll reinforce the bonds with family ... with old friends and new friends...
Yes, the feeling is good! And this image of some mended nets on board of a boat in the harbour in Ostend/ Flanders is the perfect illustration of how I feel and what I mean.
Always good to go back!
With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time!
M, (* _ *)
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REINFORCED BONDS...

Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks. I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html So, very soon now, we are going back to the Continent, we'll reinforce the bonds with family ... with old friends and new friends... Yes, the feeling is good! And this image of some mended nets on board of a boat in the harbour in Ostend/ Flanders is the perfect illustration of how I feel and what I mean. Always good to go back! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME I love ALL things nautical. So, back to the Continent, we reinforce the bonds with family ... with old friends and new friends... Yes, the feeling good! And this image of some mended nets on board of a boat in the harbour in Ostend/ Flanders is the perfect illustration of how I feel and what I mean. I wrote this blog about it:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all have a great time! M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOLDING ON…

Simple rope, a noose left on a reiling caught in some lovely light. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REST RUSTS…

One of the favourite haunts is always the ‘industrial’, working quayside of any harbour. Not the 'clean' side either, but where they discard their old, broken, unwanted and rusted chains, cable, rope, netting, etc. Often there's nobody there, it's quiet, apart from the wind, some crying seagull. All you need is your camera and your eyes, some good light... A perfect example here, iron left to rest will rust very soon! Great fun. THANX for your time and your comments, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOLD TIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 'THE SPOTLIGHT', a new feature here on 500 px, with INTERVIEW, check it out: portfolios.500px.com/spotlights/magdaindigo# All through our lives we form links, some last… most don’t. Having no permanent links, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their wits, skill and dedication. But none of these links are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will, over and over again. The frailty of human links, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, all make us more vulnerable. Some of us are ‘loners’ either through choice or circumstances, but I don’t think that we were ever meant to be by ourselves, that we ‘operate’ better in a social context if we are not without any links. When you have found the right person to form your ‘permanent’ link with, wether it is friendship or partnership, HOLD TIGHT, because it means STRENGTH!!! I wrote this blog about it: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... Have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CIRCLE OF LIFE...

Series: METAPHOR OF LIFE, of knots and ropes and hooks.
I wrote this blog about it:
magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html
A lot of my photographs evoke the metaphor for life. And this image, taken in Spain and one of my favourite photo of that holiday is once again a perfect example
Circles, ties, knots, rope, scarred background…
You have the circle, example; I took my granddaughter to a place where I had taken my boys and my parents and grand-parents had taken me.
We are surrounded by circles, sun, moon; we LIVE on a ‘circle’
Lots of things come in cycles.
There are bonds that always remain.
You have the ropes= attachment, friendships, ties with your chosen partner, it is beautifully tight.
The other ropes, to me represents the freedom to remain you, free and individualto go in any direction you choose.
Lighter and darker areas, scars underneath, I’m sure that will echo for most of you…
BUT, THE SUN MAKES THE METAL SHINING, SOME ROPES ARE BLEACHED, others COLOURFUL.
LIFE IS GOOD...
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do, I get a kick out of it wach time I see it AND I remember the moment I took it...
Have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*)
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MENDING THE NETS... in SPAIN

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola seems to be busy for this time of year, it’s not easy finding a parking space, but when we do, we‘re glad, because it is very close to the harbour.The old port is still used by the local Spanish fishermen. It is Sábado (Saturday) and there is little activity, the boats are in. Eventually we find a fisherman checking his gear, again it is something I’ve never seen before, and yet, every country I ever visited, I’m always drawn to the fishing harbours, their methods, netting, boats and people. Always different yet always the 'same'? ...A bit further I spot more people, mending the netting, where I come from it was the ‘old’ people’s job, not here it seems. I sense they don’t like the ‘intrusion’. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE DO I BEGIN????

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola, Andalusia, Spain. Loving the sea, we ALWAYS look for the local 'working' harbour, interesting and thrilling, different... and similar. Often you will see the older fishermen, they cannot stay away and often it is sons and family who continue the traditions, the fishing, they tend and mend the nettings... Their eyes are keen on spotting a hole and their hands are nimble! Also, like everywhere, they are camera shy. I always try and engage in conversation with them, letting my camera in my bag or have it casually hanging on my hand... If you are down to earth and you have the good fortune that they 'like' you, you are IN!!! Can go back whenever. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comment on my image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIMBLE FINGERS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola, Andalusia, Spain. Loving the sea, we ALWAYS look for the local 'working' harbour, interesting and thrilling, different... and similar. Often you will see the older fishermen, they cannot stay away and often it is sons and family who continue the traditions, the fishing, they tend and mend the nettings... Their eyes are keen on spotting a hole and their hands are nimble! Also, like everywhere, they are camera shy. I always try and engage in conversation with them, letting my camera in my bag or have it casually hanging on my hand... If you are down to earth and you have the good fortune that they 'like' you, you are IN!!! Can go back whenever. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comment on my image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONE FOR THE DAY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On poper Black Ierapetra, in Crete, urban still-life, what an idyllic place, I missed it though, I can just imagine them sitting there, having a good old chin-wag(gossip) or tall story, under the old gnarled olive tree, with the murmur of the sea in the background, mending the nets, aahhh, wonderful... I just got an empty chair... THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TOOLS OF THE TRADE... fishing net-repair kit.. SPAIN

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuengirola, Andalusia, Spain. Loving the sea, we ALWAYS look for the local 'working' harbour, interesting and thrilling, different... and similar. Often you will see the older fishermen, they cannot stay away and often it is sons and family who continue the traditions, the fishing, they tend and mend the nettings... Their eyes are keen on spotting a hole and their hands are nimble! Also, like everywhere, they are camera shy. I always try and engage in conversation with them, letting my camera in my bag or have it casually hanging on my hand... If you are down to earth and you have the good fortune that they 'like' you, you are IN!!! Can go back whenever. FOR THE WHOLE STORY, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-in-life-of-photogra... With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comment on my image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOOKING FOR HOLES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! On the quayside of Ierapetra I found these fishermen man, late afternoon, looking for holes in the fishing-nets... They lead a tough life, up and out early in the morning, well they do rest over the midday unlike us! Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MENDING THE NETS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE:View On properBlack On the quayside of Ierapetra I found this man, late afternoon, mending the fishing-nets in a very specific way, I had never seen, with hands and foot! So very adept with their special tools and knife it was a pleasure to watch. Their nets are much finer than what I grew up with, which was a kind of rope. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TOOLS OF THE TRADE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black Each trade has it's tools, here those to mend the fishing-nets. These men are so adept with them! (see previous images) Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WALL OF SPONGES…

#abfav_yellow All proper, natural, organic SPONGES. Heraklion/Crete. A sponge is a sea animal with a soft round body made of natural sponge. Sponges do not have nervous, digestive or circulatory systems. That wall of course was the first I saw, so literally attractive and eye-catching. You didn’t seriously think I‘d walk out of there without a photograph of it did you? Ha ha… A beautiful shop, where they sold olive soaps, fragrant herbs, delicious honeys, olive oils and ... aahh, yes, sponges! Came home with lots of Mediterranean herbs and Saffron! I composed it so that there was nothing else, not easy, it was jam-packed! I was in my element. Wishing you a day full of colour, and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WARM HUE on the DUNES…

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Day 13 Like I said, any which way I turn, the light is warm on the land but not on the sea, which lies there, looking icy cold blue. A great contrast. The Nor'wester has the grasses bended forever. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH ART...

From the series: 'SAND-Art'. We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Lots of wind, wild seas, STUNNING light, I love walking on beaches and ALWAYS see something that strikes me as Nature's Art... I never move or change anything! I do realise that it is not to everybody's taste, it takes a certain 'eye' to appreciate these. The thing is, I do not take images for other people, not to please anyone, I take them because they touch me... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Sand Water Art...

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME On a beach in Cornwall. I see things forever, my imagination in overdrive... I could happily spend a whole afternoon, gazing at the patterns, made by the wind, drawing the water over the sand in ever-changing fantasies, hope you enjoy them too. I moved on to where the delta had formed, the water flowing in different directions, making more and more patterns, I saw the blue reflection of the sky and all the lovely tones that got created in both sand and water, all I had to be careful of now the whole time was not to have my own shadow in the picture, so I was turning around a lot, also to get the right angle, you know I love to make my comp in camera. Have a sunny day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BACKWASH...

The North-Bay, at Scarborough on the beautiful Heritage Coast... AN ABSOLUTE MUST LARGE and View On Black We had missed the sea and needed our 'dose'. We had spent most of our time at the South Bay, where the fishing harbour and yacht-harbour are, the fair, the beach with the donkey-rides, the more popular part! The sea was calm there... After our meal, the sun was getting lower, drove to the North Bay... through the nebulous sea-water spray, we saw the dangerous beauty,no more beach, just rolling and crashing waves! What a roar, what a force! You could smell it, feel it, taste it, hear it, a feast for the eyes... yes, came home, ALL the senses well fulfilled! Have a great day and thank you for your time, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Wind On The Water...

Lyrics Artist(Band):Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) Over the years you have been hunted by the men who threw harpoons And in the long run he will kill you just to feed the pets we raise, put the flowers in your vase and make the lipstick for your face. Over the years you swam the ocean Following feelings of your own Now you are washed up on the shoreline I can see your body lie It's a shame you have to die to put the shadow on our eye Maybe we'll go Maybe we'll disappear It's not that we don't know It's just that we don't want to care. Under the bridges Over the foam Wind on the water Carry me home. I LOVE THE SEA!!! Under ALL circumstances, whether wild or calm... Another Afternoon in Scarborough, on the National Heritage Coast of Nort Yorkshire BEST Viewed On Black and LARGE Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME Taken at Flamborough, this is up North, Yorkshire, the North-Sea, but no matter, a wave is a wave is a wave, where ever... Always different and never-ending, they keep on rolling in. I love them and can sit staring at them for hours. Love the smell, the sound, the spectacle. The wind was playing with the water, the sun was playing with the colours, the gulls were playing with wind and water in the sunlight. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for your comments, Magda, (*_*) Thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANSWERING THE CALL...

Bridlington, a blustery afternoon, we had been photographing in the relative ‘calm’ of the harbour, when we suddenly heard a couple of very loud bangs. Fireworks? During daylight? On a normal weekday? Anyway, we rushed to our car where Pica, our Border Collie was, knowing how nervous this would make him. We’d parked on the promenade, and that’s where we saw the commotion, people running and appearing from everywhere. The whole scenario deployed in front of our eyes, the men, pulling on their yellow oilskins whilst on the move, the tractor that would pull the boat into the sea already waiting, the sky filled with screeching seagulls. It was eerie. You feel a chill in your bones, you see the turbulunt sea, you hope and pray that all will go well and they will return safely. We never found out what happened... About The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, an interesting and FUN read! The RNLI is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. The volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats have saved more than 137,000 lives. The direct cost of launching a lifeboat is relatively small since the crew receives a few pounds expenses for a call out and the only other cost is the fuel. What keeps the costs up are the stores, station and boat maintenance and the other costs involved. There are exercises, training sessions and the relief fleet of 130 boats nation-wide these all add bit by bit to those costs. Anyone who has owned a boat will tell you that sometimes the cheapest part of the operation is the buying of the boat, after that there is always something which needs paying for. A lifeboat can seem to do nothing for weeks and then there is a flurry of activity and it earns every penny of its costs. The coxswain is in charge of the facility and is responsible for directing the safe navigation of the boat, the activities of the crew, and the performance of the missions. Skills of a qualified coxswain include navigation, piloting, boat handling, communication, search planning, and emergency procedures The men and women volunteer crews can be anyone (the butcher, the baker) and encounters with them have been known to suggest that they are very rude people. There is little which is more disconcerting than talking to someone who, in mid conversation, suddenly runs away from you.Don't worry they've probably just had a 'shout' by the maroon (a type of rocket) which would go off with an almighty bang and everyone knew what that meant: they are needed for the lifeboat; there are people in danger at sea! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I enjoy each season and I'm happy with the variety they bring, While visiting one of my sons, and his little family, who lives in Holland, the beach called... After a copious meal, what better than to go out for a brisk walk, warm clothes, good boots, to fight the wind and brace the elements. I’m one of those people who just loves the beach and the sea in Wintertime! Then come home all aglow and rejuvenated, to a nice cup of hot chocolate... It also gives for many a great image and often strange colour skies. I wasn’t the only one that day near Scheveningen or Katwijk (sorry, can't remember now), but I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do too. This is the way the image came out, no manipulation. I wish a wonderful day and thanx for viewing and your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves

NATURE... ... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. CORNWALL, the small cove/beach of CHAPEL PORTH, on the North coast, Atlantic, with mysterious caves, the stuff of pirate stories... Dangerous, the water fast and furious! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The Northern Coast of Cornwall, St Ives Bay, away from the town, the churning waters of the ocean beating the rocks again and again. A sea fast and furious. It looks beautiful and scary at the same time, you feel, hear and see the force of the water. Mesmerising, another where I stand and stare in fascination . Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WAVE...

#abfav_white This was what I saw from my viewpoint on the rock, the Atlantic waves crashing in, On the most Southern point of Fuerteventura, I just sat there and took image after image and then stared some more taking it all in, no other sounds but the sea, the clean air filling the nostrils, the salty taste on the lips... An unforgettable moment so full of awe for our beautiful world and the power of water… I wish you a wonderful day, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ASPECTS of THE SEA... CAPE of GOOD HOPE

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I LOVE THE SEA!!! Under ALL circumstances, whether wild or calm... What might here, thunderingly beautiful and somehow frightening! I grew up by and with the sea and NEVER underestimate it! This here is still the Atlantic Ocean. "Cape of Good Hope" named thus because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROCK of GIBRALTAR…

#abfav_holidays_theme Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and shares its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region, it is a monolithic limestone promontory, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m high. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE OLD and THE NEW...

#abfav_holidays_theme In Crete, on the beautiful Bay of Mirabello, the beach of Istron, there was this old interesting shipwreck. It looked like it had been there for a very long time... I circled it, taking my pictures, as I looked up, I saw the Ferry from Aghios Nikolaos, the capital of the Lassithi province of Crete, sailing to the Greek mainland. THE OLD and THE NEW... Efharisto, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FULL SAIL AHEAD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! More ADVENTURES of a photographer! So, I heard there was to be one of the biggest gatherings of tall-ships from all over the world, a W-E, culminating with a parade on the Sunday. It being Summer, I knew there'd be thousands of people. I approached a friend, a yachtsman, who loved the idea of taking us there. Sunday morning came and, cameras 'spic and span' and ready, off we sailed. Ideal weather, once out of the harbour it became a bit choppier but that's the North-Sea for you. About two hours into our voyage, I thought I'd take a few shots of passing vessels, because it was obvious that thousands were going to be on the water as well. I changed lenses, and I promise you, I'll never forget that sound of my 400mm plunging into the water. It happened soooo fast, I had checked and yet somehow... I saw it disappear, just leaving a few ripples for a few seconds. I bet the sea-life are enjoying the new 'cinema'? It was at HIGH AND ROUGH sea... by the time it registered... we were already a boat-length further! Mind you, I DID think about 'going' after it (being a deep-sea diver, but no gear here!).sanity prevailed, I did not tell anyone on board, it would have spoilt it for all, I was so shocked I was not up to any cooing, so straighten up and carry on. I did fall into Paul's arms when we returned, crying when I told him that evening.. An hour later we bobbed amongst all the other boats, full of anticipation, when they started to appear one after the other, passing us, people like ants on the masts and riggings. I was in photographer's heaven. Everywhere I looked I saw shots and as we got into later afternoon the light became more interesting, I was excited. We sailed alongside this one till we reached the sea and there, this magnificent ship, deployed all it's glory, ready to sail back home. Thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR LEAVES OSTEND...

This Belgian tall ship, now a museum, her sailing days are over... Till a few years ago, for special occasions, one of them being a gathering of tall-ships, centenaries or royal anniversaries, she'd be kitted out again. The last men and few 'older’ gang including her last captain (the only ones still in the know) were gathered, the rest eager but choice eager volunteers. The bridges were drawn. The sluices and locks are very narrow; they guided her through from the quayside. After some impatient delay, she appears at the mouth of the dock, guided by towboats, frantic activity on deck and up the masts; she's being positioned for the glorious departure... Thousands of people came to watch it, forming a row of honour to bid her 'farewell'and "Au Revoir". It speaks to the imagination of adventure, it touches the emotions, hoping all goes well, the dangers ahead, the pain of parting, the longing for the reunion already... For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR, AT SEA, AT LAST...

This tall ship was designed by the Antarctic explorer Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet. She was built in Scotland and launched in 1932. Technical data: • length : 78.4 m • beam : 11.09 m • draught : 4.5 m • foremast : 39 m (square-rigged) • mainmast : 41 m (fore-and-aft-rigged) • mizzenmast : 40 m (fore-and-aft-rigged) • 15 sails (4 jibs, 4 foresails, 3 staysails, 2 spankers and 2 gaff topsails) • Speed : 13 knots (24 km/h) • Crew : 150 ... At last, she's at sea, late, the sun is going, the mist and night coming... many boats waiting to accompany and escort the start of her voyage... The crew still busy in the masts with the sails... I wait... I photograph her for as long as I can... By the time she's full sail... it is too dark... For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR... A TALL SHIP... A SPECIAL MOMENT in the LIFE of a PHOTOGRAPHER!

Late afternoon, I sit on the other side of the harbour, on the rocks at the right pier, the other side of town, in the shadow of the lighthouse and some war-leftovers (bunkers hidden and overgrown by dune grasses). Nobody there, camera on tripod, fixed and focused on the point where the Mercator will suddenly appear, ready to sail stately down the entrance of the harbour, between the two piers, cheered on. After some impatient delay, she appears at the mouth of the dock, guided by towboats, frantic activity on deck and up the masts; she's being positioned for the glorious departure... I get my shots, but, she's now moving, gaining momentum, so am I. I run alongside,wiping my teary eyes with my sleeve... from emotion or the wind? I don't know... don't care, stopping repeatedly and briefly to take another shot, but my goal is the end of the pier. I hear the creaking and shaking ship, she's alive again, this is what she's meant for, yes, she's in her element... She dips her bow and stern alternately the closer she gets to the pier-heads, like a dolphin finding a rhythm. At last, she's at sea, late, the sun is going, the mist and night coming. I photograph her for as long as I can. This is my last shot: 'The Mercator'. For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION!!! THIS WAS A FILM NEG, THIS IS HOW IT CAME OUT! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MASTER & COMMANDER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Master and Commander is a historical naval novel by English author Patrick O'Brian. The 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, with actors Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, was made using themes —but not the plots— from the book Master and Commander and other books in the series, including "The Far Side of the World". At a gathering of tall ships from all over the world. This is how it came out on film, no manipulation. Taken at (ROUGH) sea, looked like these were manoeuvring and preparing for battle. Although I am a very careful person, accidents do happen, I lost my 400mm Nikon lens on that trip... it fell overboard, in one 'glup' I saw it disappear... shrimps and crabs must be having a ball with it, I hope... I'm over it now, life continues. That trip was a fantastic experience, that has no price. thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BATTLE AT SEA???

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme At a gathering of tall ships from all over the world. This is how it came out on film, no manipulation. Taken at (fairly ROUGH) sea, looked like these were manoeuvring and preparing for battle. Although I am a very careful person, accidents do happen, I lost my 400mm Nikon lens on that trip... it fell overboard, in one 'glup' I saw it disappear... shrimps and crabs must be having a ball with it, I hope... I'm over it now, life continues. That trip was a fantastic experience, that has no price. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (+;~) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHIP-LHOUETTE ...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Another 'older' image, on film, no filters nor manipulation... We lived on the 10th floor, a penthouse, on the one side the sea, the other the city. Many an evening, as we came home from a days' work, we'd be just in time for the evening light and although 'scratchy-eyed' from looking through the lens most of the day, we could not resist picking up our cameras again to capture the beauty, so different each time. FREEDOM... Here the yacht was slowly steering into the harbour, the North-Sea where as you can see, the light changes in seconds, most photographers call it THE GOLDEN HOUR??? I call it the GOLDEN MINUTES (if you are lucky, lol!), the sun disappeared behind a low band of cloud, leaving just some gold dust behind.... All you could hear was the gentle lapping of the wavelets, a lonely gull screeching in the dusk and smell the iodium, tar and salt sea-air. I do miss the sea... Have a lovely day and thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEA-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Again taken from the terrace on the 10th floor, the penthouse overlooking the sea, where we lived. I grew up on the Coast, always loved the sea... in any season, under any circumstances, cruel as she could sometimes be... It was a golden sunset, that reflected beautifully on the wet beach and the calm ebbing sea. A shrimper had been trawling the heavy net on foot for some time, his mate helping him to empty the catch after each trawl. It is a dying pass-time! They were done for the day, rolled a cigarette and had a lively chat with lots of gesticulation and pointing. Ah well, it was a good catch, for all of us. Have a good day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BI-CYCLOUHETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Holland, a harbour, for leisure and both fishing and industrial, which I always find much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. I waited and was rewarded and delighted with the the first one, CYCLOUHETTE. Then to my delight (yes, I squealed LOL), this! Just two shots in all of this scene,it WAS Neg FILM, because these guys were really shifting it. The front motorcycle had overtaken my first who was riding on a normal bike, so I took another look through my lens and was thrilled with what I saw, it was quite different, so pushed the shutter, this is the result. No filters or manipulation. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CYCLHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you), in Holland, is not just a posh and popular beach-resort in Holland, it is also a harbour, for both fishing and industrial, which I always found much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. To my delight this is what I saw, still can't believe it. Just ONE shot, no PS, this is how it came out of the camera on neg. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Typical for a summer's eve on the beach, one man, his dog and a seagull. The sun was fast dropping, the man seemed in a hurry. I was on my way home after a hectic day shooting a 10 hr wedding. I desperately needed to unwind, what better way, he? Take some more shots!!! LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PROMENADE SUNSET...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Was walking the dog on the beach, I watched the sun going down and spotted this couple. Of course had my camera with me.... I ran until I had them in front of the orange ball, I didn't have much time, but I made it, the dog thought it was a great game... M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SUNSET-CHASERS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 I stand in golden silence, absorbing it, I so needed this now. As the sun lowers, there is suddenly more activity. People hurrying on foot on bicycles, all come to watch the beautiful sunset. This is the ‘other’ side of Ostend, the East side, She was sunk as a blockship at Ostend during the Second Ostend Raid on 10 May 1918. The wreck was raised on 16 August 1920 and subsequently broken up. The bow section has been preserved in Ostend harbour serving as a memorial, which can be seen here. In 2008, an ambitious project was launched to improve access to the port and for coastal protection. The objectives are: to make the port of Ostend accessible for ships up to 200m and Ostend protect against a thousand-year storm. The old eastern pier was demolished and replaced by a new Oostdam. At the end of the eastern breakwater stands the new radar tower. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MOMENT in TIME…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 I love the peace of solitude, the deafening silence, when the only ‘disturbance ‘ is the sound of the shutter. I was just standing, enjoying the quick change of light, the great beauty and then… I saw this, a MUST take image, so in harmony with my soul. Sometimes, it is ’just’ THERE. All you have to , take a deep breath, look through the viewer and make nice composition... click! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEACE at SEA…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 ‘When the sea was calm, all boats alike; showed mastership in floating’ from ‘The Tragedy of Coriolanus’ by William Shakespeare. Once again, we needed the sea. Decided to go to a favourite place in Ostend, just past the lighthouse. A place of great changes in the last couple of years. The low sun paints everything a warm hue, which seems to make the colour of the sea cooler, blue, unusual for the North Sea. I enjoy the moment intensely, feel clean and refreshed once more. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA MER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I stood on the edge of The Great Orme, (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. A REAL TREAT LARGE. I was looking out towards Ireland, the light changing constantly playing on the water, seeing the clouds race, the wind tearing at my hair, at my clothes, my eyes were watering and I loved every nano-second of it! And this went through my head: "LEISURE" What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. By Wm. Henry Davies One of my favourite places to stand and stare... This is how it came out of the camera, NO photoshop... I used to make pastels like this... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHIMMER ON THE WATER…

shimmering evening at sea, people enjoying the undergoing sun and the cool of the incoming night. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BIG MIGRATION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Why can we not be like birds eh? LOL. Well, they do ADAPT to their environment, a big must for ‘migrants’? Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds. Many species of bird migrate. Migration carries high costs in predation and mortality, including from hunting by humans, and is driven primarily by availability of food. It occurs mainly in the northern hemisphere, where birds are funnelled on to specific routes by natural barriers such as the Mediterranean Sea or the Caribbean Sea. Have a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME We drove the 8 hours through the night all the way to this beautiful part of Britain, Cornwall. On the North Coast you have the Atlantic which is rough and stunning, full of history, coves and caves, piracy, smuggling, adventure and mystery… The weather was warm, well this is the ‘English Riviera’, a bit hazy, the birds were out and the land dotted with all kinds of colours due to all the blossoms and flowers, more summer than here up North where we live. Without sleep, we explored the area immediately, the adrenaline and excitement kept us awake and alert! This view was a glorious reward. St Agnes has an extremely rich mining history due to the high quality tin found in the area. The mining trail begins at the famous Wheal Coates tin mine on the cliffs near Chapel Porth and that mine goes all the way down to the sea and at high tide you can hear the waves crashing against the rocks through a grate on the floor of the ruin. This mine shaft is accessible through a large cave at the far end of Chapel Porth beach at low tide. Legend has it that Wheal Coates is haunted by the ghosts of the miners that have tragically lost their lives whilst working in its depths... Most of the mining activity was along the coast. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIRROR SEA in WALES…

The sun shone so very bright on the water that all detail waas lost, it was like a mirror, blinding to the eyes. It gives for stranger colours and light-play. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ "LEISURE" What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. By Wm. Henry Davies The sun and the fat clouds were playing hide and seek, displaying a delightful show of light and dark. Ahh, to stand and stare... This beautiful place is in North Wales. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ North Wales, the West Coast, Irish-Sea-side of England. On the top of the Great Orme (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. It has fantastic views! This is towards Conwy Bay and Anglesey, and behind it Snowdonia. I love standing, staring till my eyes stream, viewing these vast expanses. Such an epic scene, makes you feel reinvigorated and filled with the joy of untainted beauty. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMUGGLER'S COVE...

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. FLAMBOROUGH, probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast (different Continents!!!), with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and then, The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center you'll find a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! The cliffs are limestone... Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At high tide. Thornwick Bay is located on the Yorkshire Coastline on the north of Flamborough Head near Bridlington. A headland and magnificent cliffs with two bays of shingle, pebbles and flint. The large bay is Thornwick Bay and the small one, Little Thornwick Bay. This beautiful cliff top park sits on part of Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve and is home to seabird colonies nesting on its chalk cliffs, so it’s ideal for enjoying uninterrupted sea views or spotting wildlife. A great place all year round to recharge your batteries. This was in Summer, and the last of the sun that day… All had gone quiet except for some shrieking of the gulls. The beautiful north Yorkshire heritage coast... M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay

(pronounced Thornick... welcome to Yorkshire, lol) Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs. In the winter when the winds are strong and the weather is bad, when the waves hit the rocks, foam and spray blows up the cliff and over the cafe, but thankfully most people come to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the weather is much calmer, and people can sit on the cliff top and admire the fantastic scenery and watch the sun reflect off the brilliant white chalk cliffs which have been cleaned by the winter storms over thousands of years. The stretch of water North of the Lighthouse was named the graveyard by the skippers and crew of sailing vessels which once they had lost the safety of Bridlington Bay, and without the aids of navigation and weather forecasting which we now take for granted, were at the mercy of the angry weather, Marine charts show hundreds of wrecks all within a few miles radius of Thornwick bay. Much more information can be found in the book "Shipwrecks off the Yorkshire Coast". A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory. Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Always you have the 'risk-takers' who will venture and walk the very narrow and crumbly ridge to get to the furthest point. Do you spot this one? Have a lovely day and thank you, as always, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FILEY BAY WATERS…

Sometimes you encounter this weather phenomenon, that the sky goes dark and the whites so blindingly stark. super contract, beautiful Filey is a wholly unique, quiet and quite beautiful, small seaside town on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast. Between Bridlington and Scarborough, it is often - and to its benefit - overlooked. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCAPE from Filey…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME The beautiful and dramatic skies of Yorkshire. The North Sea. The Heritage Coast... Again to just stand and stare! All the best, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRETAGNE PLAGE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME A BIG favourite place of mine, is anywhere in the world, where I can stand and absorb the magnificent view of the great expanses. Sea-air, the wind tearing up my eyes, those wide skies… give me that any day This was in Brittany, Bretagne, came from inland and suddenly this appeared in front of me: EPIC! Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…

…But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve - slowing, slowing, and stalling once more - was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else. Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly… EXCERPT: Richard Bach. Jonathan Livingston Seagull A typical North Sea scene. No matter how many times I'll see this in my life, I'll always stand in awe and wonder for such beauty, it will never cease to impress me with it's constant variety, this play and display of light. Peace descends and envelops my soul. No manipulation nor filters used, none needed! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Wishing you a glorious day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME … This is the beach in Ostend, Flanders… but no matter what country, wherever… BEACH, SEA are so my faves! I love the peace of solitude, the deafening silence, when the only ‘disturbance ‘ is the sound of the shutter. I was just standing, enjoying the quick change of light, the great beauty and then… I saw this, a MUST take image, so in harmony with my soul. Sometimes, it is ’just’ THERE. All you have to , take a deep breath, look through the viewer and make nice composition... click! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE ...

Hope you are all well? So, we are safely back home since early this morning, having travelled trough the night...tired and content! I love the sea, I love the sun, I love the evening, I love the evening light, I love the sunset... I don't like saying good-bye. In our lives, people come and people go, ships passing, together for a passage in time, enjoy and make the best of what you get. Where we lived, on the tenth floor, the penthouse on the promenade, we saw the ferries all the time, I always felt a bit of melancholy when they were leaving, following the meandering wake out, thinking that some were going home, standing on the bow looking forward, excited at the prospect, others standing at the stern, staring back, leaving loved ones, for how... long? I see it on every ferry that I travel on. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo&feature=related Have a safe journey, thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE ...

We are safely back, tired and satisfied. It was a marathon!!! Great to go, good to come home! I love the sea, I love the sun, I love the evening, I love the evening light, I love the sunset... I don't like saying good-bye. In our lives, people come and people go, ships passing, together for a passage in time, enjoy and making the best of what we get. Where we lived, on the tenth floor, the penthouse on the promenade, we saw the ferries all the time, I always felt a bit of melancholy when they were leaving, following the meandering wake out, thinking that some were going home, standing on the bow looking forward, excited at the prospect, others standing at the stern, staring back, leaving loved ones, for how... long? You never know! I see it on every ferry that I travel on. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOME SWEET HOME…

DAY 10 We are safely back home. We came in at 4 this morning, tired and satisfied. It was a real sentimental and photographic journey. I love ‘going’ and I also love ‘returning’, like I said, the temperatures were what most people dream of for their holidays, warm, dry, blue skies… euuhh, not me… I prefer not too hot, sun in and out, some interesting white fluff in the blue. LOL Especially in a city like Brugge, where streets are narrow and the old stone walls retain and radiate the heat! But apart from that, it was fabulous, met family and friends, spent some lovely time together, good food, great memories. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOVER in the NIGHT…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 16 We have a very pleasant crossing, and safe in the arms of the port of Dover. Now all that is left is the 8hour drive home. through the night. I hope you enjoyed this ‘distilled’ version of our travels. I had over a thousand images, unusual for me to have so many, but then, there was a tremendous amount to see. We are now preparing for our next adventures! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPECTACLE of LIGHT…

Another night another image... Does anything give as much pleasure as NATURE? From the series 'Celestial delights'. The story behind this image still makes me smile: The seaside view from the terrace of the 10th floor penthouse where we used to live. We’d had a very busy day in the studio and after a quick light meal, just sat there unwinding with a nice glass of cool Chardonnay, enjoying the fresh sea air, the nightlight, the sound of the water, when SUDDENLY, a first distant rumble and a flash of lightning. We bumped each other as we both rushed inside for camera and tripod. Set it all up, went back to our chairs and wine, and waited. I saw it moving across the sea, opened my lens and let the camera record this fabulous lightshow of Nature. With the cable release in one hand, wine in the other, yep, that’s the life, he? Mind you, this was a one off, there was no rain and no danger, just this awesome spectacle. Wonderful, great memories. Thank you, M, (*_*) PS:it must have been F11 and open for between 1 to 3 min. It's done by 'feeling', if you get a lot of flashes in the first few seconds, then, you've got your shot, otherwise, you wait and have sip of wine... This here is NOT an 'exact' science, the success depends entirely on the elements! This was the best out of three. (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FIERY KISS TO THE NIGHT

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 “A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.” ― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3 I look into the sunset, the sky golden, the light warm, coppery edges on dune-grasses… Such a great moment of peace and tranquility… Just what we needed now. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HOMECOMING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! We came back on last night, via France.This was almost the entrance of the Harbour of Dover. We were still 6 hours away from home!You can see the famous castle on the top of the cliffs. A gorgeous sky after the sunset welcomed us. It is always an emotional moment, the moment you feel this mastodont of a boat tear itself loose from the quayside at Dunkirk in France, gently the land slides away in the distance, you can see England already, it is only a two hour fare... My heart was in my throat, we had a wonderful few days, saw and held the family, and friends, revisited favourite haunts, discovered new ones. We worked and 'played', laughed and cried (with laughter), sang and danced, drank and ate, fed our always 'hungry' eyes, came home with a zillion good souvenirs and the images to prove it. However like each time, mixed feelings, sad to leave, happy to go home, saturated once more with friendship, love and beauty.Hello all, we're back! Hope you are well and had a great May so far? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reservedDover,sunset,sky,harbour,seascape,sea,evening,colour,horizontal, Nikon D7000, magda indigo

RED SKY AT NIGHT...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme CONSTANTINE BAY, Cornwall. This is the first part of the weather-lore rhyme: Red sky at night; shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning; shepherd's warning... The 'red sky at night' rhyme is more than an old wives' tale though and has some meteorological foundation - in England at least. Sometimes the phrase involves sailors rather than shepherds - both have a more than usual interest in the weather! The end of a beautiful day, saturated with fresh air, warm sun, visual joy and lots of good photography. We had to drive fast from Padstow to get the sun in the right place, we were 'the original sunset-chasers', tee hee. We made it in time, of course I have the 'by the second' disappearance of the sun into the sea, however it was the other beauty surrounding it that interested me most! Like this afterglow, that panoply of stunning colours. I hadn't bothered to bring my tripod, just found myself a spot to sit, rested my elbows on my knees and held my breath... THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAMA in the SKY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 Each time I turn, the light changes, everything around me painted gold now. How can you ever tire of a sunset? Such glorious moments? It never ceases to affect me. Ooh how it soothes the soul and brings inner peace. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TIMELESS BEAUTY...

OPEN it to see how special? With film, sometimes you would have aberrations if used in more challenging circumstances, here it worked and created a very special effect.... No matter how many sunsets... each one different and fresh and rich and more spectacular than the previous one, a miracle to my eyes each time. Dusk is probably my favourite time, to reflect back on the day and look forward to the evening , the next day, the next sunset...and such, life passes... Nature at its best. This is again taken from the terrace of the penthouse we used to live in,Ostend, on the one side overlooking the sea, the other the town. Even after a full day’s work I would very much relax with a glass of Chardonnay and my camera, looking at the sea-traffic and ultimately the sunset. This is one of them. Different? I'll let you be the judge of that. NO FILTERS USED OR PP, A ONE IN A MILLION NEG... Wishing you a glorious day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MONO SEA…

Day 13 And then, suddenly ALL colour gone, not quite dark yet, mostly grey except a small, solitary wave, foaming white. Time to call it a day, it was a long and tiring one, with lots of photography and beauty! As always, the sea and sky restored my inner peace again. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A cold February, the mid-term break, my son Michel was 19.Our goal to drive to the Mont St Michel.In France it’s also the holidays, we arrive In Honfleur only to find everything is ‘complet'!!! We push through to Caen and arrive there around midnight. The next day, it is 7/ 8 Beaufort, with great difficulty we get into the car without losing a door. We head for the coast, this weather does not scare us, we were raised with it. Just following the flow of roads, we arrive on small coastal routes and suddenly come to this beach. It stops you in your tracks. You’ve seen the documentaries and movies, you’ve heard the stories, but it’s all a long time ago, before you were even born. Here, it confronts you, the unexpected, the wreckage, still there, sombre monuments in the sea. I remember the images, my mind fills in the horror. I just stand there, my beautiful son running freely on this beach, where so many his age fell. This lonely figure in this vast emptiness of flat sand and sea.Paul, my husband (Paul Indigo) stands next to me, grabs my hand, he understands, he’s from South Africa, grew up with a different war. His uncles were S.A. war hero pilots, his grand-father a commander in the Belgian resistance. It links all of us. I can’t help thinking, why do nations and people only pull together when things are bad? Do we forget too soon? We owe those who fought, those who fell, our freedom and our present lifestyle.This is my THANK YOU to them, my sons live and I, as a mother am fortunate enough not to have to experience the fear of that farewell. Magda, (~_~) Today is D-Day, was June 6, 1944 — the day of the Normandy landings — initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. By nightfall on June 6, more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were dead or wounded, but more than 100,000 had made it ashore, securing French coastal villages and eventually the rest of the occupied countries. WE OWE THEM OUR FREEDOM! More HERE:magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LANGUOR...

Last year, as we were leaving the harbour of Calais, I photographed this peaceful scene in the fading tranquil and silent sunlight. PLEASE View On PROPER Black Hard to believe that this is one of the busiest shipping-lanes in the world... Another aspect of Summer... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FESTIVE WATER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! It was the 21st of July, the Belgian National day, we were at sea, surrounded by boats, also this 'tug' displaying the water-canons, all very festive! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PORT of HULL…

Day 1 I will take you with on our latest adventures. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. We drive through Hull, to get to the Port where we’ll depart from on the ferry to Zeebrugge in Belgium. An 18 hrs crossing, overnight, we’ll arrive rested! The weather is glorious. Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to just Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its junction with the river Humber estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TAKE ME HOME…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 TALL NELL’S HEAD. The lighthouse of Ostend, from afar, when, in the night, you see three white flashes. you know you are close to home! Whether from sea or land. The lighthouse tower was opened in 1948. It is 65 metres in height and visible from 27 nautical miles (50 km) away. Gets its name for the obvious reason, it is tall! In Flemish: Lange Nelle. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOME AGAIN...

Had a beautiful week, with beautiful people, the images will speak for themselves in the coming weeks! Replenished and recharged with all things good! Hope you are all well and also had a good week? This was the moment we embarked last night, the 2hr crossing from Dunkirk to Dover, and after that, our 7hr drive home, through the night! LOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON THE FERRY HOME…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 16 Our last day… some shopping for Belgian delicacies and we set off, from Ostend to Dunkirk, where we take the evening Ferry to Dover. A relaxing 2 hours, where we have a meal and then stand on deck, seeing the Continent disappear and the Whitecliffs off Dover ever coming closer. This is in the Port of Dunkirk, another ferry, nice light, promising for some more photography? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE ARE SAILING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! CROSSING THE CHANNEL, GOOD-BYE for NOW I wish you all the very best, we are crossing the Channel, getting OFF the Island, for work(?) and play... seeing family and friends, my beloved Flanders... and new places... what could be better? We love travelling by night, very romantic! Here about our travels: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/comings-and-goings.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/comings-and-goings-parti... I wish you all the best. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE ARE SAILING...

cross the water... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PRIDE of HULL...

DAY 1 First thing we see as we arrive in Port of Hull. Pride of Hull was designed as two ships in one, both a car ferry and a cargo transporter, with three large freight decks, loaded by a single stern door and a car deck, on deck 7, loaded via a side ramp, now THAT is something I never saw on any other ferry! MS Pride of Hull is a Bahamas registered passenger and cargo roll-on/roll-off ship in service with P&O North Sea Ferries on the Hull - Rotterdam route Entered service on 2 December 2001. Upon entering service she was the joint title holder of the World's largest Cruise-ferry with her sister, the Pride of Rotterdam. She has 12 decks! Only, this time I am not sailing on her... we take the route to Zeebrugge, in Belgium. Beautiful weather, evening on board, full of happy people, some celebrating the end of their holidays and going home, others celebrating the start of the holidays and looking forward to adventures new. Like us. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PRIDE of HULL...

DAY 1 THE PRIDE of Hull... First thing we see as we arrive in Port of Hull. MS Pride of Hull is a Bahamas registered passenger and cargo roll-on/roll-off ship in service with P&O North Sea Ferries on the Hull - Rotterdam route Entered service on 2 December 2001. Upon entering service she was the joint title holder of the World's largest Cruiseferry with her sister, the Pride of Rotterdam. She has 12 decks! Only, this time I am not sailing on her... we take the route to Zeebrugge, in Belgium. The harbour of Brugge, the city where I was born, the city that we both love. It is a 13 hrs journey, we will dine, sleep and breakfast and wake up in Flanders. Joy! Our ferry is the Pride of York. Beautiful weather, evening on board, full of happy people, some celebrating the end of their holidays and going home, others celebrating the start of the holidays and looking forward to adventures new. Like us. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…

DAY 1 The P&O logo is colourful and attractive. At the dock where our ferry , the Pride of York, awaits. The sun shines through, an amount of wind, a promising start, lol Soon to board now.T hanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYMPHONY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely, PLUS an EXTRA STORY: HERE, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM From the first time I saw this image, it always said 'Symphony', don't know why, I've looked and often wandered... It is the funnel of the ferry the 'Prince Philippe', which used to be the most luxurious crossing of the Channel, from Ostend (Belgium) to Dover(England). Modern, like a huge floating apartment block, a fine example of beautiful engineering and architecture. I was on the promenade next to the beach, and always stood to enjoy the majestic entrance between the two piers, people waving at strangers, eager to arrive. I had the 75-300 on my camera, again had to run for the right angle, the harbour entrance bends, I wanted the comp tight and straight on. This is a document now, that service and all the ferries have been scrapped or sold! So, today, something completely different, hope you like, thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE COMINGS AND GOINGS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely A detail of the majestic ferry the 'Prince Philippe', which used to be the most luxurious 4 hour crossing of the Channel, from Ostend (Belgium) to Dover(England). Modern, like a huge floating apartment block, a fine example of beautiful engineering and architecture. I was on the promenade next to the beach, and always stood to enjoy the majestic entrance between the two piers, people waving at strangers, eager to arrive. Always an exiting moment for all. I had the 75-300 on my camera, again had to run for the right angle, the harbour entrance bends, I wanted the comp tight and straight on. No cropping, comp IN CAMERA. This is a document now, that service and all the ferries have been scrapped or sold! So, today, something completely different, hope you like, thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF WINDOWS, PRIDE OF YORK…

DAY 2 Disembarkment is swift, then as we wait for the passport controle, the heat hits us. I look up at the majestic bow, I see the captain’s bridge. and I remember, that time we crossed the Chanel, invited to photograph, all the info, but what I remember most is, do you see the three small windows on the bottom of the bridge? I never noticed them before, yet they are very important, you can stand on them, oooh the thrill, of being so high up, and the spuming bow-wave… way down, well how else would they ’park’ this huge vessel? This is how they see the quayside. Thank you, it was a most pleasant crossing. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DID YOU KNOW?

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme THE MAGIC FLOOR-WINDOW, 9 stories high! On the bridge of a big ferry, in the floor… A WINDOW!!! That caught my eye, a long window encased in metal frames, on both sides, in the floor. Standing on it you see the bow waves rushing way down, 9 decks, it is breath-taking, what a feature! I was mesmerised and kept photographing it from all angles. They use them to ‘park’ the ship! The captain was thrilled to tell us about the dolphins, who on a fine calm day, in a specific area of the Strait, would be surfing in the bow waves, fetching a free ride and visible through the magic floor-windows. I added the feet for more impact. I wish you all the best. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme ... on the ferry home, fortunate to end up sitting at a porthole with our meal, looking at the French coastline getting further and further away. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENTER THE NAUSIKAA...

Enter the Nausikaa, a ship we had the pleasure of sailing quite a number of times. A 3 mast Clipper, 54m, a combination of beauty and modern technology, she was built in Poland, now somewhere in The Mediterranean, mostly Greece, the owner got tired of the unpredictable North Sea weather. I took a lot of images, have very fond memories of her. This was taken from the other side of the harbour as she sailed in, a second later, the sails were down!!! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I AM SAILING…

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/u1v60FITAfY classic by Rod Stewart SAIL'S CATHEDRAL… FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black Taken on the maiden voyage of The Nausikaa. We were well out at sea, I looked up and was enchanted by what I saw, it gave me the same feeling when standing in a Cathedral and looking up and a soothing serene and uplifting sensation seems to envelop you… Taken with Nikon F4 on Fuji film. May you have the wind in your sails on this lovely day and thanks for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WIND IN THE SAILS...

We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master, called the Nausikaa , she had so many lovely features. What a feeling to whoosh through the water, no motor sound, just driven by the power of nature, buoyant on this waving mass, all the senses fulfilled, the views, the sound, the smell, the taste of salt on the lips, the sun on your brow, the wind through your hair... that sense of freedom... Have a SUPER day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN S.O.S... THE GHOSTSHIP NAUSIKAA...

PLEASE READ THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD????? You may have noticed that I did not upload images of The Nausikaa with people? Of course I have the different Skippers, the owner and many others. It was difficult to take images without people, there were ALWAYS many on board! There was a reason! I AM SENDING OUT AN S.O.S. Here is the sad story... As I wrote on the first image, this clipper was built in Poland, by a Belgian. Partly paid, she sailed when finished, to Ostend, in Belgium, where we encountered her. She was there for 2 or 3 Summers. Then disappeared. We enquired and were told the owner was sick of the unpredictable North-Sea weather and had sailed her to Greece. Some time later we heard her name was changed... About 1 1/2 years ago, I was contacted by the builder of the Nausikaa, he'd googled the name now and then, still hoping to find her where-abouts and recupe his money. He'd found my series of photos with great joy... and also hope. We told him all we knew, sent him all the info we had. Last he had heard, that she was last seen in The carribean Seas... AND THAT THE OWNER(?) HAD SUNK HER!!! A 3 mast Clipper, 54m long. 500px.com/photo/12106143 SEE HERE If anybody knows where this beauty is, or ever encounters her, please contact me via our website. www.indigo2photography.co.uk I thank you, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLDS AND RINGS...

We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master CLIPPER (see in my photostream), called the Nausikaa, she had so many lovely features. The skipper was not always happy with the way his crew folded sails or rolled the ropes, but they were mostly very eager volunteers. I found it a real treasure trove, here's one of my favourites, I especially love the lightplay. Proof again that photography is ALL about light! FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black Taken on my Nikon F4, Fuji 400 May you have the wind in your sails on this lovely day and thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLDS AND RINGS 2…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Anything nautical. We often sailed on this tall ship, a modernised three-master CLIPPER called the Nausikaa, she had so many lovely features. The skipper was not always happy with the way his crew folded sails or rolled the ropes, but they were mostly very eager volunteers. I found it a real treasure trove, here's one of my favourites, I especially love the light-play. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...

We sailed on this beautiful tall ship a couple of times. A door on the Nausikaa, loved all the handles. This is again a very graphic shot that somehow not everybody seems to enjoy, because it's not the norm... View On Proper Black When I see something like this, haaaa, hhhmmmm, I just cannot resist it. I carefully composed this, patience is a photographic virtue! LOL. Be happy and thanx for visiting. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CORDAGE...

On the Nausikaa. another detail taken on this beautiful vessel. Miles of ropes, neatly coiled and wound around beautiful, weathered wooden pegs.Correctly speaking this is a belaying pin with coils of line... Like I said a photographic treaure trove! Again, for THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On Proper Black THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE CORDAGE...

Just to show you how much rigging is involved in tall ships and that's only around ONE of the masts. Miles of ropes, neatly coiled and wound around beautiful, weathered wooden pegs.Correctly speaking this is a belaying pin with coils of line...When you get back everything has to be shipshape again for the next trip. Some skippers are more 'demanding' than others... Like I said a photographic treaure trove! A real delight to my eyes, the wood and ALL THOSE ROPES!!! AND NOW FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black LOL THANX. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROPES ON THE NAUSIKAA..

Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, uploaded a shot from her earlier. I love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture. View On proper proper Black Correctly speaking these are belaying pins with coils of line/rope... I wrote a blog on the subject of ropes and the metophorical meaning they hold for me: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... Camera here is one of my treasured Nikon F4. My preferred lens was the Nikkor 28-200mm, now the 18-200mm I also work with a Nikkor 75-300, love the compression. With the NikKor 60mm Macro, I have a love/hate relationship. I love the results but I do not enjoy working with it. The 85mm is fantabulous for portraits. The 24mm is a superb wide-angle. My preferred film was Fuji Pro(400). I try to use flash AS LITTLE as possible. I often work with one or more reflectors. I only use a tripod if I HAVE to. HIHI, lol Now of course, things have changed over the years, practically all digital, I love my Nikon D200 and D7000... unless a client requests a specific camera like Hasselblad, or even film... but the lenses and preferences remained the same! Thanx for viewing.Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOLD TIGHT…

#abfav_2_together_theme Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, we used to sail on. Love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture. Camera here was my treasured Nikon F4 My preferred lens was the Nikkor 28-200mm, so liked that compression. My preferred film was Fuji(400). I try to use flash AS LITTLE as possible. I only use a tripod if I HAVE to. HIHI, lol Thank you for viewing.Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE ROPES ON THE NAUSIKAA...

I love the tension here in the composition (made in camera!) Taken on the Nausikaa, a three-mast Clipper, uploaded a shot from her earlier. I love ropes, so many different knots, the light was fantastic on the beautiful wood and this 'silky' texture. Miles of ropes, neatly coiled and wound around beautiful, weathered wooden pegs.Correctly speaking this is a belaying pin with coils of line... I wrote a blog on the subject of ropes, knots and the metophorical meaning they hold for me: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... Camera here is one of my treasured Nikon F4. Thanx for viewing.Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE REBEL ROPE, ALWAYS ONE?

magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knot... It never ceases to amaze me, how rope works! Tiny strands of different materials, bound together, more and more, getting thicker, intertwined, becoming stronger and stronger! It has a beginning and an end, can twist, get into knots, form firm links, carry heavy loads, help guide us, cutting some slack or be stretched to the limit or be just a piece of string to bind love letters... It reminds me so much of LIFE. A great metaphor for it? All through our lives, we form bonds, friendships, partnerships; some last… some don’t... I like to think of myself as very individualistic, but have wisely decided that we all need each other. I have always been fascinated by 'links', ropes, hooks and knots (have a whole collection of photos), they illustrate that phenomenon very well, there might sometimes be the possible 'tension' here, but it's definitely holding, and in doing so, getting stronger and more difficult to undo! Lol. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

UNCHAIN ME…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We used to scour the industrial fishing harbour of Ostend in Belgium. Netting, rusts, chains and all kinds of different ‘clutter’, so even more interesting with the beautiful white stuff. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BUOY in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Left behind, on a frosted pontoon, by the side of the oh so still sea, the bright yellow such a happy accent in the cold weather. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers lol. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ SNOW-FROZEN BEACH… A few people were out, the one on the left is Paul. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers and a little family. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ So, end of January, the darkest month of the year over, I hope you have enjoyed this ‘loose’ series of Winter images I had gathered over the years? For me it is always great to revisit ‘old memories’. Here we are on our way out of the beach, the light fading fast. The lighthouse is called Lange Nelle. NO MANIPULATION, this is how it came out of the camera. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PAUL WAITING…

Day 1 We are well on time, waiting now, stretching or legs and enjoying the sea air. First they load the freight, then it is the turn of the bikers, of which there are many, it is the Bank holiday w-e. After that it will be our turn to board The Pride of York. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ABOARD…

Day 1 Then suddenly this lady appears, and it’s all go! It is getting more and more exciting. Yes we are leaving the island that is England. ! Anywhere you want to go in the world… you have to first get off, whether by foot, bike, car, boat, train or plane. The only ‘fixed’ link is in the South, the Channel Tunnel. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON BOARD…

We are ‘swallowed’ into this massive vessel. Everywhere you look, cars, lorries and bikes. We park, grab our stuff, and see that for some reason, everybody rushes up… WHY? We will be guests for 13 hrs! LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Day 1 AND WE’RE OFF…

It doesn’t take long before we’re off! We find our cabin, and quickly get to the outer decks. The weather is beautiful, evening on board, full of happy people, some celebrating the end of their holidays and going home, others celebrating the start of the holidays and looking forward to adventures new. Like us. This is a more abstract image, the man looked melancholic, stared for quite some time at the churning water as the ferry set sail… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER BRIDGE…

DAY 1 I love the great expanse of water, such a wide view of space, crossed by the beautiful bridge. The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It was the longest of its type in the world for 17 years and is now the eighth-longest. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse) between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. This part of the journey is slow, The Pride of York lies in a more remote dock, and it takes a long time to get through the lock… but, it makes for a good photo opportunity, the air is balmy and people are enjoying everything, un air de vacances! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALONGSIDE THE PRIDE of HULL…

DAY 1 Once out of the ‘industrial’ dock, out of the lock, a much wider view, open waters of The Humber estuary, where we sail alongside the majestic Pride of Hull, due for Rotterdam at 21hrs. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SHIPPING LANE…

DAY 1 In the evening-fading light, I see other big ships ahead of us, on their way out. The whites coloured by the warmth of the sun. There’s such an air of peace, these are golden moments in my life. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER ESTUARY…

DAY 1 Picking up momentum now, cutting through the water, the land gliding past. I just stand and enjoy. It is a beautiful evening, the light is with me. I look up and see these lovely fluffy cotton-woollike clouds, sending smoke signals? Bon voyage, LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIGRATION SOUTH…

DAY 1 The light is slowly fading. Still in the Humber Estuary. For a beautiful moment a skein of geese fly alongside. Already on the trek South? Like us? Twice a year we go South, once in Spring , once end of Summer. Did you know that geese: - eat more than 1-5 pounds of grass per day - average about 5 goslings per year - weigh 20 to 25 pounds - mate for life and will stay together throughout the year - adult geese lose wing feathers during this time and are unable to fly. - geese can fly again approximately 6 weeks after moulting. - generally by August all geese are able to fly. - resident geese do not know how to migrate. - resident geese can fly long distances as their migratory cousins,but generally have learned that it is not necessary. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAME TWO SHELLS..

from the bottom now, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TWO SHELLS..

from the top, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Pure photography. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINKING SHELLS..

from the top and the bottom, are they small or are they big? Photography can play games with our visual perception, LOL thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACHED…

#abfav_white White Cockle are unique with lots of bumps and ridges lined up in rows or ribs. Cockle shells belong to the large famous family of shells know as the Cardiidae. Living in sandy sheltered beaches throughout the world, they have a distinctive rounded shell which when pieced together and viewed on end resemble a heart shape. A common species in waters throughout the Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The rounded shells can have a pronounced heart shape and are frequently ribbed. In both Europe and the Far East cockle shells are one of the most popular edible shell fish. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved