Saturday, 30 January 2010

Weekend Reflections - Memories of monet


This timber bridge over the passage from Lachlan Swamp into Lily Pond was constructed in the 1890s by the NSW Department of Public Works. I stood on this bridge to photograph the reflections for last week's post.


A member of the Weekend Reflection community.

31 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

The first photo is beautiful of the reflection off the bridge.

Ocean Girl said...

Both photos are so deeply truly. I love the bottom for the deep red and green.

Woody said...

I am always in awe of structures, especially a wooden bridge, that has survived over 100 years! The reflection of the bridge in the water is perfect!

James said...

Beautiful! Sort of like an Australian version of Monet's pond in Giverny.

Peterson Family said...

Both are stunning. But I think the bottom one is my fave!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I am admiring your lovely photographs of your version of Monet's garden as Tulsa is experiencing another ice storm. Everything here is shut down, schools, shops, even the play we were to attend last night.

I watched the Australian Open matches all weekend but did not see you. Are you back home?

Lois said...

That is a lovely spot!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Scenes like this make my fingers twitch for my paper and watercolors - lovely captures.

Unknown Mami said...

It gets a little repetitive to tell you I love all your photographs, but I do. The first shot is gorgeous. I love the color of the bridge.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I prefer the bridge without it's reflection because it gives me a change to appreciate the structure without distraction. Have you been to Giverny?

Bill said...

Brilliant photos of a great couple of bridges.

Julie said...

I was talked out of going in 2008 by a companion saying it would take most of a day. Alright for her, as she had already seen it. It is one of my must see places when we are in Paris this September.

awarewriter said...

The first image is a classic Julie. The reflection is so perfect it's almost unreal.

myletterstoemily said...

i've been waiting for that bridge! gorgeous
photo!

brattcat said...

Reflections doubled. You definitely don't need to have your eyes checked. You're seeing double in a most creative way.

ρομπερτ said...

"Blue enters the soul."
(Henri E.B. Matisse)

Your photography does too.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I hope your daughter makes it home ok. They are nore accustomed to snow in Colorado. As you see in my last post we are having quite a storm here. Snow is not a big problem for us, but snow on top of 1/2 inch of sheet ice is very treacherous.

Louise said...

That certainly IS reminiscent of Monet! Gorgeous!

raf said...

Splendid reflection images, Julie. Especially like the composition, figures and light contrasts in the second one. The slight splash of red and white reflections amid the lilies just right too.

diane said...

It is good to see the bridge has lasted all this time. Bill must have been half asleep in the early hours of this morning when he commented thinking there were two bridges.I guess the change in colour is a little confusing.
Wow! Off to Paris...lucky ducky. I hope you have a fat wallet. One of my favourite cities.

Vicki said...

Reflective in both image and nature. Very Monet.

VP said...

A fascinating homage to Monet, a pioneer of reflections!

namaki said...

this is such a thick and rich vegetation ... and beautiful reflections too ..

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos..The reflection of the bridge is so vivid!

mbkatc230 said...

These are beautiful Julie. The first in particular, stunning reflection. And the subject matter is just gorgeous. Kathy

cieldequimper said...

Hello Julie! Monet would be proud of you!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful bridge, a lovely shade of blue...

michael bird said...

Love it, especially the second one.

Ann said...

beautiful bridge, What colour were the water lilies?

I am back in New Zealand, after 30s degrees in Oz, I find the 24 degrees a bit chilly.

Julie said...

Most of the lilies that I saw were white with a yellow centre. Amazing how cold 24 can be!

Shelle said...

beautiful....once place i've never really explored.