The Blue of Sky and Sea

Is the blue below the reflection of blue above? Seeing this sight I obviously got the impression the deep sea water is reflecting the sky above.

Science has a different answer though. The water surface of sea would have functioned as a plain mirror reflecting the blue sky had its surface been smooth, but that is not the case we know. The surface is wavy and full of ripples. The deep blue color is because the quantity of blue light radiated is more; other wavelengths of lights are all absorbed more and more because of increasing depths. I learned this with my 13 year old and I saw new beauty in this picture. It was taken in Portovenere, Italy.

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36 Responses

  1. Beautiful beautiful blue water and sky!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    that's a beautiful shot, indrani!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Such a blue world it is, Indrani! Great capture for the day as always!!

  4. Blau in Blau, fantastisch liebe Indrani…

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  5. Jeevan says:

    that's interesting! thanks for sharing… blue sea and sky inspire me many time. awesome capture 🙂

  6. Beautiful Italy, beautiful shot.

  7. blue on blue is wonderful.

  8. DeniseinVA says:

    Great photo Indrani, a lot going on there, beautiful blues.

  9. Carver says:

    Beautiful sky and interesting information too.

  10. magiceye says:

    Beautifully composed and shot!

  11. George says:

    The science is interesting and the photo is beautiful.

  12. Kusum Sanu says:

    That boat trail is beautiful!

  13. That water is a heavenly blue. Lovely.

  14. Shwets says:

    beautiful shot & interesting fact.Thanks for sharing!you & your 13 yr old taught me something today:)

  15. Joyful says:

    Lovely shot of the horizon.

  16. ladyfi says:

    What a pretty shot!

  17. The ripples on the water is so well captured.

  18. eileeninmd says:

    Beautiful blues, Indrani! Lovely shot!

  19. Beautiful text with an extraordinary shot.

  20. bnomadic says:

    Beautiful capture! Nice blues.

  21. Beautiful, serene and Blue my favorite color too…

  22. Very Nice Capture and Really Science has an explanation to every things and to most extent they make sense..Glad Science taught you another perspective on the Image and Now you have two reason to adore the beauty of the Image.. 🙂

  23. Thirteen-year-olds can sometimes be very, VERY smart. :))

  24. heart touching click !

  25. Thanks for this lesson!

  26. Beautiful composition…

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