"The day the sky fell into the water"

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (19)

gezginruh on May 16, 2009

I love this sky! GGR.

Ian Stehbens on May 16, 2009

Dear Füsun and Mira,

It is special to me that you both appreciate this simple image, for I thought it was a great image when I took it and I couldn't wait to see it on the screen...and I wasn't disappointed. It is such simple beauty, isn't it?

Warmest greetings, Ian.

Amelia Royan on May 18, 2009

Ian, this is just wonderful, and would grace the walls of any Scandinavian home. But I would place it in my study in the UK, where I am surrounded by my favourite works of art. I have a lot still to learn from great photographers such as yourself :))

Greetings, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2009

Dear Amelia,

I am truly honoured by your assessment, and delighted that you would consider hanging it. If you are serious, then I would be honoured to send you a large file to allow for printing. I am very pleased with it. But what chance is there of walking with you and your camera along some of our wonderful beaches, one day?


Amelia Royan on May 18, 2009

I really would love to hang it Ian. We have no access to a colour printer her in Norway, but I could give you my email address, then save the large file to a memory stick. I am in the UK from Monday 25th May for a couple of weeks, which would give me time to frame it and hang it in pride of place :))

I don't want my email to show for long though in an open access place. What do you suggest?

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2009

It is yours now, Amy!!!!


Amelia Royan on May 18, 2009


Amy is my "English" name, all my family, cousins etc. from all over the world call me Amelia. I don't mind either name.

Thank you so much Ian, you'll see it hanging one of these days :)

Greetings, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2009

And won't that be wonderful!!


Marilyn Whiteley on June 2, 2009

Less is so much more!

Ian Stehbens on June 2, 2009

You have encouraged such artistic expression, Marilyn, and I think you were the initiator of a Less is More Pool were you not? So accept my thanks.


Olga I. Yakovenko on June 18, 2009

And you captured it! Olga

Ian Stehbens on June 19, 2009

And I was pleased to be there for that moment, Olga.


Karel Š (karels) on January 28, 2010


Amelia Royan on January 28, 2010


Thank you, Karels, for placing one of my favourite photos on my front page again! And of course - thank you dear Ian :)

Ian Stehbens on January 28, 2010

Thank you, karels. Both Amelia and I agree with your choice of a nice image. ;)


Amelia Royan on June 4, 2010

I wondered what 'that tag' was about dear Ian!

It's lovely to see this one again when I am in Norway :))

Ian Stehbens on June 6, 2010

I am always pleased if I should make you "wonder", Amelia. And I am honoured by your selection of this image.

This weekend, I went out on a full day photo-session with a friend who was keen to hang one of my images in her home. She had a particular landscape in mind, so we set off before dawn and began on a mountaintop looking west as the sun rose, then moved to a range in the north of the area so that the polariser would have maximum effect as the morning developed. When evening came, we were again on the range as the smoke from a controlled burn in the forest just to the west coloured the whole landscape in pinks and mauves once the sun set. Now she has a dilemma ~ which image to choose! I like my friends having such dilemmas. :))


Mini Sterb on July 23, 2011

Visual poetry indeed.

Ian Stehbens on July 27, 2011

Thank you very much, Mini. 'Tis delightful.


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