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Water and Reflections

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 20 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Probably, our last water-related shot from the Graver Arboretum. This was a lovely scene to behold in person...I hope this image does ok.

In the coming days I will post a few floral shots from the arboretum and that should do it.


** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

A great photo from your magical forest, very beautiful, Denny.

20 May 2011 6:17am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Hi Phil - Thank you so much...I hope all is well for you ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

I just love reflections and this one magnificent Denny!

20 May 2011 7:27am

@Bill Brown: Hi Bill - I go gaga (no pun intended) over reflections, so I have to watch it....I almost did not put this one up but the reflections and cattails won me over - I am a sucker for cattails.,too..Thank you sir!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A pleasant and calming sight, great shot !

20 May 2011 8:14am

@DowsherVision: Hi And thank you so much - are you in Prague?? If so, have fun!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This scene is so saturated in green! It really is lovely.

20 May 2011 9:47am

@Julie Brown: Hi Julie - Thanks very much..for that very reason (green green green) I almost didn't put this one up but as I mentoned to Bill, the reflections and cattails won me's not easy being green, ya know. Have a great weekend!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb shot, Denny, with its tranquil reflections, warm light and refreshing greens.

20 May 2011 11:06am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thank you so much! I hope all is going well for you ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully bucolic and serene shot Denny! A place to go when all the world around you has gone crazy to allow yourself a breath of fresh air and some peace for your soul. Nicely captured! ;-)

20 May 2011 12:02pm

@Eric Cousineau: Just a wonderful comment, Eric - I thank yo so much ;-)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Better than OK Denny, terrific! I love the almost monochromatic nature of these soft greens & the perfect reflection. Looks like you hazed in the corners, a nice touch. Cheers,

20 May 2011 12:44pm

@Williams: Thanks so much, Paul - I really appreciate it......I will be back around to visit everyone's blogs later today - Doctor appointments lined up for today before the right wingers take away my medical care ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superb landscape wtih wunderful reflections, lovely green colors !

20 May 2011 12:51pm

@Kat: Hi Kat! Thank you very much for your kind comment and for visiting my blog ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Love all that green, Denny! The reflections are wonderful in the way they better define the trunks from the surrounding foliage - well seen!

20 May 2011 2:18pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason - the overdose of green is what almost kept me from posting this one but i liked the reflections so I figured, ah what the heck! Thanks sir!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

What stunning reflections, Denny! This is so beautiful!

20 May 2011 3:11pm

@Bettina: Thanks Bettina - great to hear from you - glad for the boy - loved your shot today...hang in there, kid!

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A very beautiful image, Denny. I love the water, the reflections in it and specially the form of the lake. Great job!

20 May 2011 4:39pm

@Francisco Romero: Hi Francisco - Thank you so very much - have a great weekend!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nice job, Denny. I like the vignette effect and of course the reflection makes the shot.

20 May 2011 5:37pm

@Kenny: Thank you very much Kenny - Keep God's country beautiful up there for me...I plan to return someday...

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

magical is the only way to describe this wonderful scene - sooooo beautiful!!
have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

20 May 2011 5:39pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hey Sharon! Thank you ever so much! Have a great weekend too ;=)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Hi Denny, This is gorgeous! The colors and the angle and the reflection are beautiful!

20 May 2011 6:14pm

@Elaine Hancock: Hi Elaine - Thanks so very much - I have really been enjoying your images- really different subjects and great compositions! ;-)

skarlet from kerman, Iran

beautiful!well done...

20 May 2011 6:44pm

@skarlet: Hi Skarlet = Thank you very much!

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Jigsaw puzzle from hell! ...but a lovely shot :)

20 May 2011 7:04pm

@Monterey John: Man you got that right ;-) Thanks sir!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the reflections of the tree trunks in the water.

20 May 2011 9:00pm

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thank you - I do too, that's my favorite part ;-)

karla from Omaha, United States

Beautiful, Denny! That golden, greenish glow you found here is astounding and adds such a nice mood. Reflections and vegetation show very nicely in this capture. Good job!

20 May 2011 11:22pm

@karla: Hi Karla - Thank you so very much! I love your image for today as well - thanks again ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful verdant capture that is only doubled with its reflection! I nearly missed the lone Canadian goose in the center.

21 May 2011 3:24am

@Steven: Hi Steven - Thanks very much - I almost forgot about the goose myself ;-) Thanks

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A stunning and lush image! Beautiful reflection and POV! Love the golden tone to this! A beautiful frame and uncluttered composition , Denny!!!

21 May 2011 11:44am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Hi Pam - Thanks very much! I appreciate your wonderful comment ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. marvelous reflections

21 May 2011 6:25pm

@john4jack: Hi Hack - Thank you so much ;-)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A fabulous and subtle use of pattern to underlie all that green. Very nicely done.

21 May 2011 9:59pm

@Stephen Phillips: HI Stephen - Thank you very much sir!

Mike from California, United States

Denny, I like the patterns and all the different shades of green you've captured here...very nice.

22 May 2011 11:36pm

@Mike: HI Mike - Thanks very much sir! I appreciate it greatly ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Tranquil and serene, love the essence of spring this evokes.

23 May 2011 1:10am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks very much Ralph!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The blur at the edges is a really nice touch. Wonderful greens!

23 May 2011 2:31am

@GJC: Thank you GJC - I do appreciate it ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Don't know how I missed this one! I am a sucker for reflections, and this one is a beauty! Absolutely lovely!

23 May 2011 3:23pm

@Tracy: Hi Tracy - Thank you very much...I almost didn't post this because I felt it was too busy but I guessed wrong again as I guess a lot of folks seem to like it - thanks!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Very peaceful and inviting. Well done!

24 May 2011 4:10am