Friday, January 1, 2010

The changing sea, sun and sky

The changing sea, sun and sky illustrates the theme for today's worldwide Daily Photo Theme Day, which is "Change."

I considered showing photos that would show the change in Tamarindo over the years, but a photo of new condo buildings forming a skyline above the trees is not very dramatic.

So, I decided to return to the elements that provide part of the natural beauty of Tamarindo -- the changing sea, sky and sun. All three elements are in motion. The sea rolls in with multiple wave breaks in Tamarindo, both along the beach and a little off shore. We love the constant sound of the surf and the variation in the waves rolling in to shore. The sun and sky change each afternoon, as we begin to speculate about what type of a sunset it will be. Often the sky is clear, but if there are clouds, they will usually enhance the sunset.

And while we are on the subject of "change," we should reflect upon climate change and the effects of all of the carbon emissions that we are dumping into the atmosphere. Costa Rica is on pace to be the world's first carbon-neutral country -- by 2021. We hope that the rest of the world will make comparable advancements, even if it is difficult.

Our photos this week on Viva la Voyage show winter in Vienna, Austria. Compared to Tamarindo, that is another form of change.

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11 comments:

brattcat said...

Excellent decision to interpret change with this image! Happy New Year, Dave.

JM said...

This is wonderful, David!
Happy New Year!

Dan said...

Breath-taking image!

Jarart said...

Gorgeous image! The color is stunning.

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful image. It does make Tamarindo look golden. Happy New Year to you and your family! Health and Happiness in 2010!

Sharon said...

Great choice! I remember the week I spent at your condo on the ocean and how every night we made sure we were on the patio for the sunset. Each one was different from the other.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Stunning photo and great narrative. Happy New Year!

Saretta said...

Happy New Year, Dave!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Happy New Year.

Just wanted to say thanks for your visits and comments. I hope to get back on my feet soon and start posting again.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A beautiful "change" photo and I love how you have captured the wave just as it breaks.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

IamMBB said...

Lovely change! Let's hope we get climate change under control in time to preserve these changing elements.

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