Thursday, August 26, 2010

Water, Water

Another scheduled mini-post coming to you while we're still away.


On one of our previous visits up to the cottage, I noticed these colours dancing on the water by the dock. The deep green mirrors nearby trees and grass. The turquoise is a reflection from the underside of a paddle boat - shore bound and on its side. Small things amuse me.




Big things amuse me too - like this large expanse of water, sky and disappearing sunlight. Sunset at the cottage is just magical.

Back in a few days with another scheduled post.

45 comments:

ellen abbott said...

that top picture looks like a painting.

Grayquill said...

Both pictures are great. The bottom one reminded me of coming off the lake at night from a day of fishing. IThere was a second when the smell of the lake came to my senses while view all the colors and reflections in the picture. Good job!

Maggie May said...

That top picture looks like it has been altered.... but I think, like me, you don't do that. It is fascinating to think those colours are natural.

That bottom photo looks very tranquil as the sun goes down.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Saz said...

wow...am looking for inspiration for an abstract painting l'm killing to paint....

and your first image l feel is it...may I?

saz x

Brian Miller said...

the textures ont eh water are wonderful and the last is like a sigh at the end of the day. have fun hilary!

Tabor said...

I also took some 'water color' pictures the other day. With fall the sun angles are more golden and the colors more interesting.

Mental P Mama said...

Always a treat in here;)

Jillsy said...

the ripples could be a painting!

Daryl said...

At first I thought the ripples coloring was due to oil .. shudder .. hope you are having a fabulous time and cannot wait to see the photos.

Reb said...

I love the reflections, the turquoise is so brilliant.

Indrani said...

The blue reflection is brilliant.

lakeviewer said...

Enjoy your vacation; we're happy with just pictures.

TechnoBabe said...

That is one of the things I like about you that small things amuse you. Good for you.

Sara said...

While I love both pictures, the first one is absolutely gorgeous! The water looks surreal.

As I love sunsets, the second picture evokes more memories for me.

Your photography is pretty amazing:~)

messymimi said...

Reminds me of sitting on the dock watching the water when we were on vacation. Thank you, I needed a mini getaway.

Karen said...

Hilary, you captured such movement in that first picture. Hope you're having a great time.

Paul C said...

Very vibrant reflections here.

SandyCarlson said...

That water is so beautiful. I swear I hear it lapping against the dock. Very beautiful shots. I hope you are enjoying your time away.

Pauline said...

nature's paintbrush and your camera = our delight

Snappy Di said...

You have such a great eye for seeing things around you that no one else would take note of. Makes for some great photos!

Di

kcinnova said...

I love the playful turquoise on black in your first picture. It looks like a watercolor painting.

ladyfi said...

Two fabulous pictures. Love the turquoise reflections in the first shot.

Steve Gravano said...

Yes, I do agree, that first photograph is excellent, very painterly.

Tammie Lee said...

holy moly, incredibly beautiful!

photowannabe said...

You have such a good eye at seeing art in small things. I love the reflections. It should be framed.

Linda said...

I love both pictures. The colors on the water are amazing, and the sunset just goes without saying. Reminds me I have pics to download.

Oh, and thanks for the visit. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Too beautiful to pick my fav of the two!

ds said...

Oh, the colors on that water! I love both of these--but the first is art. So glad you shared them!

Pauline said...

there's poetry in those photos!

Zuzana said...

Dearest Hilary, lovely photography as always, how can one not like the play with light and shadows displayed here.;)
Please enjoy your lovely time in nature and a great company, unfortunately mine has already passed and it is back to ever day life for me...
xo

the Bag Lady said...

Small things amuse me, too! That is a very cool picture. Mind you, the other one is gorgeous, too.
Hope you're having fun!

Nancy said...

You have a unique eye for photography. I love seeing through it.

Sandi McBride said...

Your photos, like Maryanne's, always warm the cockles of my heart. Wish I knew exactly where the cockles are located...any clue?
Again, lovely photo's, hope you're all well...
hugs
Sandi

She Writes said...

That first picture is VERY cool!

Rajesh said...

Amazing images.

steviewren said...

The reflections photo is beautiful. Very impressionistic. The sunset is glorious.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: Neat photo of the lake.

Kerri said...

Pure Beauty!

Suldog said...

Love the water by the dock, especially since you aver it is natural as opposed to photoshopped. Very cool.

Gaston Studio said...

OMG, that first photo is stunning! Hope you're enjoying your stay.

Shrinky said...

Gosh Hilary, I have no idea how you always manage to frame such breath-takingly spectacular shots, but you do, consistantly, time after time. WOW! What a feast. Thank you.

Samson said...

love the first shot... its awesome

Hilary said...

Thank you all so much. Your wonderful remarks never fail to make my day.

Saz, I tried responding to your request via email a number of days ago but haven't heard back from you, so I fear I might have had the wrong addie. You are most welcomed to paint this image. I'd love to see it when done. Thanks. :)

ArtsyCanvasGirl said...

Love your photos!!!

Don said...

Love the reflected light and color.