Saturday, 24 July 2010

Reflecting on a life full of beauty

Gliding into the sunset
Ord River, NW Australia


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36 comments:

bitingmidge said...

I feel as though I'm writing in an old autograph book: "by hook or by crook I'll be first in this book!"

I love the greasy solidity of the water at this time of day, it aways makes me feel as though I could walk across it.

Sensational. (Literally)
Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Luis Gomez said...

Breath taking!

Nefertiti said...

Magnifique !

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Lois said...

A stunning photograph Julie! I almost feel like I am there.

Clytie said...

This is a magical yet eerie quality that is very rare indeed. I must look again and again!!!

lewi14 said...

Oh, what a wonderful, quiet and peaceful photo!

Jo said...

Like Clytie, I just had to look again and again. Stunning photo. Have a good weekend. Jo

Greyscale Territory said...

Deep soft ripples of colour! This is magically mesmerising!

michael said...

That's quite striking. And, in the US it calls up images of the huge Gulf oil spill. Too sad.

paul said...

A beautiful ripple of the smoothest waves. And what otherworldly light!

Julie said...

Michael, to reassure you, there is absolutely no oil on this surface. And I follow the environmental cleanup and the economic consequences of the BP disaster with much interest. I believe it will herald the end of BP as an entity. I think the world will continue to drill for oil deep under the ocean and bugger the consequences.

Sylvia K said...

The lighting is magical, otherworldly and I love it! Terrific capture, Julie! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

brattcat said...

What a beautiful moment captured. This has the same calming effect as the sound of slow, steady heartbeat.

Beverley Baird said...

What a stunning photo! A beautiful place.

Julie you stopped by - thanks for that. But you mentioned you couldn't enlarge my photos. I have no idea how to do that. I just upload from my camera. Any hints?
Thanks.

leavesnbloom said...

stunning metallic look to the water.

I hope you suceed with the raindrops this weekend. Its takes a bit of moving around the "drop" getting the right angle. You need to have some other blooms close by and be prepared for many digital photos heading to the recycle bin too. When you get a good one - crop the image. All the best :) Rosie, Centre of Interest photoblog

Julie said...

Bev, I have responded on your blog.

Rosie, I ALWAYS end up with images in the waste bin!! But I am determined to nail this on this occasion. Shall come back to you during my Sunday evening.

Ann said...

Wow. I'm speechless. We must catch up when I get back.

Julie said...

Indeed, and we will.

Limar said...

What a beautiful photo! :)

Carolyn Ford said...

This is so beautiful...what a pleasant scene this is. I hope you were able to spend some quality time here, before and after the photo was taken.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What lovely light and a beautiful capture, not always easy a the light drops. Makes me feel as if am gliding into a warm night with a peaceful heart.

EG Wow said...

The light is absolutely fantastic!

J Bar said...

Beautiful reflections. Breathtaking shot.

Rinkly Rimes said...

the rounded symmetry of the wash is lovely and the atmosphere peaceful.

T. Becque said...

Like rolling silk - really nice. Congratulations on your new grand-daughter also!

By the way, I loved your description of my photo "wild west meets Paris" :)

Lew said...

That is an incredibly peaceful ending to the day!

RuneE said...

The quietness of a summer evening as seen from a boat - excellent!!

diane said...

Well done! Magical colours and warmth.

Miguel Martinez said...

Un tratamiento precioso.
Bonita foto.
Un saludo.

VioletSky said...

The silky smoothness of the water almost makes me want to reach out and caress it.

'Tsuki said...

Superb...

I just love the texture of the water on this picture. And the harmony of the colors blue/grey and orange is very zen... I like also the rupture with the trail of the boat...

Wow...

I'm stunned.

I love it !

Virginia said...

This is one of your best Julie. It's so serene and the color is remarkable.
V

Pat said...

Wow - an absolutely stunning photo - looks like liquid gold and silver mixing together - those waves really add so much to the photo, too.

Gine said...

Couleurs et mouvement ! Exceptionnel !

Nefertiti said...

Magnifique ! OO

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Bergson said...

fantastic shot