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Photo Challenge ~ Entrance August 16, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Blogging, Nature.

Entrance . . .

Departure point . . .

Gateway to the sea . . .

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1. SuziCate - August 16, 2011

How inviting is this photograph….I just want to run and jump off! Splash…ahhhhh!

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Tempting, isn’t it!

We hopped on a boat to tour Anna Maria Sound and visit Gilligan’s Island.

2. Christine Grote - August 16, 2011

Great interpretation.

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Nature did all the work! Blue sky and blue water beckoning.

3. 3rd culture children (@3rdculturechild) - August 16, 2011

loved it.. not just an entrance, but it gives off the sense of “walking through it…” simply loved it… congrats!

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Thanks! Glad it pulled you in! 😀

4. barb19 - August 16, 2011

I love your take on “Entrance”!

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Thanks, Barb. I stumbled into this shot as I uploaded some other pics from my camera and had an “ah ha!” moment.

5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - August 16, 2011


nrhatch - August 16, 2011

We live in a beautiful area with photo ops wherever we look:

We’re not alone
How could we be
Where land and sky
Greet the sea

6. hugmamma - August 16, 2011

entrance…to life…splendid!!!

aloha for the mention. 😉

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Thanks, hugmamma. You did a wonderful job with this challenge. Your slide show is spectacular.

7. Booksphotographsandartwork - August 16, 2011


nrhatch - August 16, 2011

Thanks, Linda. I knew a “beach baby” like you would enjoy this view. 😀

8. jeanne - August 16, 2011

Oh My Goodness….that looks so inviting!!! I will be right over…

nrhatch - August 16, 2011

We could sit on the dock eating beignets and drinking cafe au lait! 😀

9. adeeyoyo - August 17, 2011

Excellent match, words and pic, Nancy! Love both!

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Thanks, Denise. When I pulled this photo off my camera, I knew I needed to share it. 😀

10. Naomi - August 17, 2011

Stunning photo! Way to go, Nancy!

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Do you see the two wispy “ghosts” in the sky? I don’t recall them being there when I took the shot. 😯

11. 2e0mca - August 17, 2011

Someone’s been busy with the paint brush – must be ex-Navy 🙂 Love those Blues!

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

This dock is in a new neighborhood across the street ~ the guy in charge of sales and promotion does look like ex-Navy! 😀

12. Tilly Bud - August 17, 2011

I love this one.

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Thanks, Tilly.

If you make it across the pond, we’ll spend some time . . . sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away. 😀

13. misswhiplash - August 17, 2011

How lovely to see an Entrance that is not a door way. This is the great thing about belonging to WordPress community..we each see things in a different perspective and we can share those ideas worldwide.

lovely photo and very inviting x

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Thanks, MW! As I sat on the retaining wall in front of the dock (waiting for “my ship to come in”), I snapped the shot and then forgot about it . . . until yesterday.

While uploading the shots of my No Sew Valance, I saw this one and thought, “Entrance!”

14. eof737 - August 17, 2011

I like that pristine gateway… the ocean calls. 🙂

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

I’ve rarely met a dock I did not wish to traverse to the last plank.

15. CMSmith - August 17, 2011

Thanks for the link, Nancy.

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Loved your stairwell in the Japanese castle . . . so enticing. 😀

16. earlybird - August 17, 2011

Love this photo. I just want to run down it and dive…

nrhatch - August 17, 2011

Thanks, EB.

It reminds me of the movie company that starts its films with a boy running and jumping off the end of a dock . . . before the frame freezes with him in mid-air.

S~P~L~A~S~H . . .

17. Just Ramblin' Pier - August 18, 2011

Very cool photo. The depth and perspective are refreshing. Nice take! : )

nrhatch - August 18, 2011

Oh, it goes perfectly with your moniker . . . just ramblin’ pier! 😀

18. Cindy - August 18, 2011

Nice one 🙂

19. Piglet in Portugal - August 18, 2011

I love this photo! Your sea looks so inviting and calm!
Great idea re. the related posts to share other bloggers photos! 🙂

nrhatch - August 18, 2011

Thanks, PiP! That’s the Anna Maria Sound (between Perico Island and Anna Maria Island). The Gulf of Mexico is straight ahead . . . just on the other side of AMI.

Both the Sound and the Gulf are calmer than the Atlantic or Pacific ocean ~ like all large bodies of water, the waves can spring into action on a moments notice.

I try to link to other bloggers whenever we share a related theme ~ the photo challenges, Sidey’s weekend theme, or the WP daily prompts (when I do them).

20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance | Piglet in Portugal - August 18, 2011

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21. Sami - August 18, 2011

Beautiful photo, you almost feel like jumping into the water! I came to your blog via Piglet in Portugal. Have enjoyed reading some of your other posts too.

nrhatch - August 18, 2011

Thanks, Sami! Glad you enjoyed looking around.

I checked out a few of your posts too. I didn’t comment because I find leaving comments on blogspot too cumbersome. But I enjoyed your boat ride with the seals.

Piglet in Portugal - August 18, 2011

Hi Nancy, that’s interesting about blogspot and comments because so do I. Thorny Rose in chile for example, I have to go through hoops to leave a comment on her blog…. Sometimes I write a comment on a blogspot blog and no matter what I do it just wont accept it!

nrhatch - August 18, 2011

Yes, Leaving comments on there is a pain in the . . . neck. 😉

22. gospelwriter - August 18, 2011

Beautiful photo!

nrhatch - August 18, 2011

Thanks, Ruth. Beauty abounds where sea and sky collide. 😎

23. Tokeloshe - August 20, 2011

Love it!

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Thanks, Tok. Picture a campfire just to the right with Adirondack chairs surrounding its perimeter. 😀

24. dorisrudddesigns - August 25, 2011

Lovely entrance photo!

nrhatch - August 25, 2011

Thanks, Doris! Loved your door . . . both versions. 😀

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