Friday, August 8, 2008

Morning at Orange Beach (Skywatch Friday)

This is morning at Orange Beach, Alabama where the break of waves and call of seagulls are the only sounds. There were a few hovering clouds due to Tropical Storm Eduardo way out in the western gulf, and the tides were stronger than usual, so red flags dotted the beach.
We drove less than four hours from Selma to get here, and the area has recovered beautifully from Hurricane Ivan in 2004.The hurricane plowed through the Cayman Islands before heading north through the Gulf of Mexico. It's eye came in at Perdido Beach near the Alabama-Florida state line.
Alabama's beaches are family friendly, and at our condo complex, we saw cars from Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Check out more Skywatch photos HERE.


18 comments:

as minhas fotografias said...

wonderful picture!

Kerri said...

OH, I like this a lot!! Happy SWF!

KathyUSA said...

Now this is a realy nice photo! So realy makes me feel I'm there

Mary said...

how beautiful! Happy SWF. :)

kjpweb said...

Great image! Excellent Skywatch post!
Cheers, Klaus

PJ said...

This is a wonderful photo of Orange Beach, really superb. I love it (I live in Pensacola).

Halcyon said...

Very impressive beach. I've heard that it's nice down there, hope I'll get to visit sometime!

babooshka said...

That does look a bit windswept and wide open. reat place to explore with the camera.

marley said...

Nice photo with great depth of field. Good work!

Virginia said...

Oh yeah, that's what I wanted to see. Wish there was a car in that parking lot with MY tag on it. I am serious Gulf coast beach envy!

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo, too bad it was associated with Hurrcaine Ivan.. still a pretty picture!

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Tommy said...

great picture. I spent a lot of time at orange. I went to school in Mobile.

D said...

I LOVE that we live within an easy drive of such beautiful beaches!

People with Cameras said...

Great photo :)

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Sea, plants and sky, all nature composition!
Fantastic picture!

Maria said...

beautiful atmosphere, beautiful colours! :)

Petrus said...

Love this beach scene - great photo

Like your Blog and the pics of Alabama