09 July, 2009

Summer Beach Blues at Balboa, California-June 2009 - Skywatch

Catching a wave in the beautiful blue Pacific.
Looking up the coastline toward Newport Beach Pier.
Looking down the Balboa Peninsula coastline toward Corona del Mar. Bikinis, surfboards, skateboards and beach cruiser bikes. Summer has arrived.

Do stop by and visit Skywatch Friday. This meme is hosted by: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise who do a fab job. Join in the summer fun and post your best SKYWATCH photos.

83 comments:

Gaelyn said...

What a gorgeous summer sky Erin. You must have really enjoyed going to the CA beach on your trip.

James said...

So beautiful and so many memories. I spent most of my teenage summer days at 32nd street in Newport Beach and most of the summer nights all over Balboa.
Great pictures!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I haven't been on a beach in years. Living in a landlocked state I don't get many opportunities;)
Marnie

MedaM said...

WOW, what spectacular photos! I simply love everything on those photos, beautiful sunny day, lovely blue water, waves...I envy those people who enjoy all those beauty. :-)

Daryl said...

Spectacular shots, Erin.. and I love love love the new header shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like everybody is having a good time. Great pictures.

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots at the beach. The sky is lovely and so is the water. Very well photographed.

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous summer sky photos!!!
I love them!

Have a great friday :)
Anna

Lara said...

so beautiful, so summer-like! and so realxing too :)!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Erin! And what a day at the beach! Looks as though you had a fabulous trip! I do love those CA beaches!

Alexander said...

Fantastic photo of the beach. Nice day out! :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

clairz said...

Ahhh, water--such a delight for an inlander from New Mexico to gaze on. Such nice shots, such wonderful colors. Thank you for sharing.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos to celebrate the sunny skies of summer for sky watch friday thanks for sharing with us all.

earthtoholly said...

Hey Erin...thanks for stopping by.

Wow. These pics are great...kinda like Norman Rockwell goes to the beach...they have this cool, dreamy quality. Have a good weekend!

Maria said...

Lovely beach blues at balboa, Erin. Your pictures are wonderful, I'd love to take a swim right now!
Have a great weekend!

Merisi said...

These images are out of the world beautiful! How did you manage to get the unique perspective? I am smitten. I want to go there right now, lack of sleep notwithstanding! ;-)

Tricia said...

Gorgeous beach photos - I love the softness of your shots! Very nice, indeed!

VALKYRIEN said...

I know this is SkyWatch, and your photos where the sky is in sight is gorgeous! But that first photo is breathtaking! I love it!

Photo Cache said...

Now images like these are the reasons why people from all over the globe come to this state. You did an outstanding job in these captures. I love them all.

Tara R. said...

Great beach pix, beautiful scenery and skyscapes.

Carver said...

I thought I'd pop back to answer your question. Yes, mine is a crepe myrtle. Cheers, Carver

P-TER said...

This is summer !
great shots !
Gr.
P-TER

Ida said...

WONDERFUL series! :)))
I just love these pictures!
Great photograpy!

Happy weekend!

Babooshka said...

I love the contrast on these. Very '60sa adverts. Nostalgic, yet modern. I just really like them as I think you can tell.

Tabib said...

Wow!, this are beautiful pics.
I love the 1st.
Have a great weekend at the beech!.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

What a wonderful series, and what a contrast with my dark skies.
Your images make me long for summer, but for now it seems to be autumn overhere.
Enjoy your weekend!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shots of the beach and all of that blue sky. The waves look so inviting! Looks like it was a great day at the beach. :-)

Karen said...

One of my favourite place to be ...the beach !!

Beautiful photos with that blue sky over it all ...I can almost hear the surf and the gulls and feel the sand between my toes :-)

Ebie said...

Erin, your photos are beckoning me to just drive up there. I have been wanting to buy the fresh catch crabs, but I have to be there at 6:00am to beat the crowd.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great Summer shots.
Here is Winter now!!
Luiz Ramos

Jan said...

Great pics, love Newport.

Denise said...

Wow Erin, these are picture postcard perfect. Beautiful shots, you got some great captures of the waves and the colors were stunning. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. Have a great weekend.

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful beach photos. Love the surfer and the sea look so clean and blue. Have a nice weekend.

Carletta said...

That first shot is beautiful!
Were you standing on the pier?
Great shot.

Irene Toh said...

What great summer beach pics. Sigh..

Sally in WA said...

Great pictures. I love how you've captured the waves, especially in the first photo.

Lew said...

These bring back memories of beach trips in the past! Beautiful sea and sky!

Regina said...

love the beach. Great shot.

auringonkukka :) said...

Glad you visited the home village of pages! really wonderful weekend:)

and so beautiful photos!

RuneE said...

Sand, summer, sun and beach - what more could one want at this time of the year?

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

In these pictures, I can only dreaming .In Germany, the summer has not yet come.Manuela from Bavaria

Arija said...

Beautiful beach shots, I particularly like the side on rolling waves.

magiceye said...

gorgeous blues!

Pam said...

All your photos are lovely, Erin. It seem you have a true love for the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean and miss living in California. And I can't say that I blame ya...
The west coast is quite unique and has it all, from the sea to the mountains and desert...

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Your photos remind me of the beach movies I used to watch as a teen in Okla. I always thought I would end up on the west coast- surprise, I live on the east coast.

Sandi McBride said...

Beaches...they've caught our imagination since the beginning of time, I think...that and mountains...great work. Congratulations on Post of the Day nomination at David's
Sandi

Uma por Dia said...

This is so beautiful! i almost forgot the sky!
I'm mooving there :)

Vodka Mom said...

Those are STUNNING!!!!!!!!

Dewdrop said...

Fun shots! Love the white caps on the water. Thanks for helping me escape to the beach for a spell.

Merisi said...

I swear I commented here yesterday - those photographs are so beautiful, I could not have dreamed about them! Whatever, I am back:
Congratulations on David's Post of the Day Award. Truly well deserved!
Thank you for the immense pleasure these images gave me! :-)

Gattina said...

I sigh very deeply ! I wished I could be there and lay at the beach ! What a wonderful blue sky and these big waves !!

Brian Miller said...

wow. great beach shots. the perspective ont eh first one is amazing! congrats on the POTD mention!

once in a blue moon... said...

great shots...

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Gorgeous Erin, what a stunning spot.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shots!! What a fantastic place and lovely waves!! This is simply amazing..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Awesome, amazing shots. But this is not Virginia...first timer confusion.

indicaspecies said...

Excellent shots, and I particularly like the of the Newport Beach Pier. Congratulations on the mention at the POTD.
- celine

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful beach scenes-AND sky!!



Junie

Larry D said...

Wow, super photos, that beach looks great on a hot day.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

wpw! Erin ,
I would really love to go there, I am not a swimmer but this looks so awesome to me , that I would like to walk on the beach into the sea!!! Great summershots!

Thanks for you visit on my blog, I maybe are on summerbreak for a while maybe next week my last post I don't know, aotherwise , I am enjoying the sun as shown on your blog!

Greetings from JoAnn

Gill - That British Woman said...

that looks like a perfect place to be on a hot summer's day!

Gill in Canada

Baruch said...

A beautiful summer's day, a lovely beach and great work on your photos

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't summer grand? The waves are gorgeous!

uncleawang said...

This is a wonderful scene which you have captured beautifully.Thanks for sharing this great photo & have a nice weekend.

Janie said...

what beautiful beach shots. I can almost hear the ocean roar in that first one.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Great scenes from that beach, thank you!

introspection said...

Fabulous fotos...!!!
My favourite is the 1st pic, with the almost snowy white contrast and bright blue. It's mind blowing.
Congrats for nomination to POTD.

imac said...

Super shots Erin, love that blue sea and the waves.

Congrats on your POTD award on Davids blog.

Hildegarde said...

Great shots and attractive way of processing. P.S Thanks for your comment on my paint exercise. Curious : did you also recognize your photo ? (of course the painting is a simplified version of it, with just some lines).

Melusine said...

Awesome images!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Erin: That was a neat look at the blue water and sky of CA.

George said...

These pictures everything I've ever heard about the California life. They're just beautiful.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Just stunning photos. If there is one thing I miss about living in New Mexico...it is seeing the ocean and experiencing all the sights, smells and touch that it offers.
I grew up along the California coast...when it wasn't as crowded as it is now....and not lined with all the oil rigs. Great memories. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

~Lisa

Norma said...

Southern CA beachs- MY HOME TOWN!!
We just came back from a 2 week stay. I love every minute I'm on the beach. :) Take care.

Viola said...

Heavenly beach and a sky! Wished I was there! :)

louise said...

I can feel the heat coming off your beach photos. They are terrific. x

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