Friday, February 22, 2013

Sunrise Again



This Florida scene yesterday at sunrise is not as dramatic as it was in December.  But, it is still pretty.

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I was getting bombed by spam, so I changed the comment settings a week ago so that no one can post anonymous comments.  No spam in a week!  And, I have not noticed any differences in how many comments are made, nor from whom.  Why did it take me so long to learn that I can and should shut off anonymous comments?

37 comments:

brattcat said...

what a beautiful scene. it's always healthier not to fret about the past. sage advice...but i don't always follow it either.

Ed said...

Lovely reflection, Jack. It's interesting that the reflected colors appear more intense. Nice job!

Malyss said...

Sometimes , reflections are more beautiful than reality..Here, both are breathtaking!

Sharon said...

This is a wonderful photo. The pink hugs and that hint of fog on the grass is perfect.
I've noticed Spam comments on a few sites lately. There must be another round of them going on right now. I always wonder how that could possibly produce any results for the spammer. Personally, I never click links that I can't identify.

Leslie D. said...

Wow that is really really pretty. Somehow the reflection of the sky looks more like the sky than the..sky.

Sylvia K said...

So much beauty and how wonderful to see it twice in one shot!! Great thing about reflections! Enjoy your weekend, Jack!!

'Tsuki said...

Wow, Jack the colors of the sky are simply magical on that picture... Well done !

orvokki said...

Wauu.. really fantastic.

SRQ said...

This is spectacular, Jack. Wonderful reflections and hues. So, this is what you're doing while I'm prepping to head into the office -- nice!

Audrey said...

Superbe !

Lowell said...

You must have been up and out on the golf course early. 'Tis a beautiful sight, as only Florida can produce!

I've had "anonymous" comments shut off for a long time and I'm still getting 30-50 spam a day (and that's just on Oala!)

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful sunrise and nice reflection, jack!
I'll never do this type of photos, because here the sun rises too early :-)

RedPat said...

The king of reflections is back! Super one Jack.
I changed my comment settings a few months ago too and have had no spam at all.

Taken For Granted said...

Don't forget the old sailor's adage, "Red sunrise, sailor's take warning, red sunset, sailor's delight." Great color in that reflection, but you might postpone that golf game.

Marleen said...

Beautiful reflection!

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely. I thought it was a golf course. Good of you to include a link back. Never seen a sky like that.

Dianne said...

Ah! You have been up early Jack .... and what a tepreasure of a pic. I love the pink reflected in the lake.

LONDONLULU said...

Nature's pinks and pearls, the best things in life still free (thankfully). Beautiful! (I finally turned off anon comments at last, what took me so long?:)

Nita Davis said...

Both your December sunrise and this one are beautiful. I find the pinks in this one to be so soothing, I almost think I like this shot more than the other one.
I have been getting a lot of spam lately and thinking of changing my settings, maybe I should follow your lead.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a good one.

Gunn said...

SUPERB!!!:)

Lois Evensen said...

What gorgeous colors. :)

Jesh St Germain said...

That sunrise is not only bold in color, but also in shapes -it could be a painting!
Have a question about anonymous comments - how/where do I shut them off? One of my blogs has been plagued by those:(

Kate said...

It is quite beautiful and the reflection is clear and ever so lovely.

Randy said...

What a colorful reflection.

Linley S said...

Wonderful reflections. So calm and serene

Andy said...

Lot's of beautiful red in this one. Did you also know that Blogger has built-in measures for dealing with comment spam. Check your spam box. I also get spam but not as much as you.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

...and not a flake of snow anywhere in this shot! Seriously, the gentle curves and vivid shades of pink are stunning. The early morning dew makes the grass look like velvet.

Bises,
Genie

Cindy said...

What a great mood you set in this shot! I love the intense colors in the water. Almost like the reflected world is more real.

tapirgal said...

This is spectacular!

Kay said...

Wow, Jack! This is really, really gorgeous.

(The spam filter on my WordPress blog seems to work well. But I still have to clear (sometimes) dozens of comments out from the spam box.)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow wow wow!
Simply gorgeous!

Cezar and Léia said...

That's so accomplished!
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I think I like these colours even more Jack, soooo pretty! Wonder why all of a sudden we are all being hit by the spammers, I might do the same as you have.

CaT said...

very pretty!
and yes, i cancelled the anonymous too, as the spamming was getting insane...

JM said...

WOW! Gorgeous shot, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful sunrise!

I do have the anonymous option, more or less because one of the people following my blog isn't on Blogger or Wordpress, so it's easier for her. I do have comment moderation now for any blog more than two months old, and my spam filters catch most of it anyway. Those that manage to get past, I can delete. It does mean checking my comments file daily.