This week’s photo challenge focuses on photos with the color turquoise or teal, which happens to look very peaceful and inviting when I see it as a color of the ocean. I am sharing some of my favorite ocean shots from my limited travels for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. The first photo was taken on the windward side of Oahu at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo.
On the opposite side of the island, I tried out one of the best snorkeling spots. It is very popular and has a wide variety of wildlife to observe; we arrived there at dawn to beat the crowds. There are waves in this photo, as it was taken in February. I’d like to go back when there are no waves; it is a little tricky entering the reef areas with waves when you’re inexperienced.
The Pacific Ocean can be quite turquoise on the California side, too. I have noticed that the water color varies here in southern California, and I am definitely drawn to it when it is more turquoise.
Sometimes, the turquoise color is not as obvious, but it’s still there:
Other times, I think it has to do with the time of year and the amount of cloud cover. The Laguna Beach picture (above) was taken in November under cloudy conditions, whereas this photo of Dana Harbor (below) was taken on a hot, sunny day in August.
You might notice a difference in colors of the same ocean based on the height from which the photo was taken, as seen in this photo from a Torrey Pines bluff (below). While the beach and ocean are beautiful, I am not as crazy as the surfers hiking down that trail to it–I’ll get my photos from the bluff instead!
It is midway through the week! Hope everyone is having a peaceful week so far. I am looking forward to sharing more ocean photos, especially of places with more turquoise waters. Happy Wednesday!