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Water, Water Everywhere

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 29 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I have never been able to understand why we can't come uo with some kind of "Water Logisitics System" like a pipeline or aquaduct that allow us to move large amounts of water from one part of the country to another, California does it within their State. So, why can't the US, as a whole, do the same thing? Talk about a jobs producer! Here in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, we have had MORE than a surplus of water, while Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and many other states have been suffering unduly because of terrible, record droughts. Although this may be pretty to look at, our skies have been like this for quite awhile here in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rain is hitting us again with creeks and streams already filled to the brim and now flowing over again. It just doesn't seem fair.

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Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

fantastic reflections, you could almost flip the picture upside down and nobody would notice. Rain, what's that?

29 Sep 2011 5:10am

@Chris Pereira: Hi Chris- Thanks very much - the clouds were doing some cool things that day..I appreciate your comment ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Interesting concept to have a national water-distribution network on a grand scale . . could transform the entire landscape with irrigated deserts . . Meanwhile, I am trying not to say your image looks delightfully like a watercolor . . but it does !

29 Sep 2011 5:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie - wellm thank you very much sir! I will definitely take that as a compliment ...Congratulations on your 500th ;-)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fine composition with wonderful reflections!

29 Sep 2011 11:41am

@Williams: Hi Paul - Thank you so much...all the best sir!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

In fact you are asking for kind of Roman Empire works with aqueducs bringing water from the mountains to the big cities....
That's a real question.
Nice composition !

29 Sep 2011 12:44pm

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gerard! Thank you very much for your comment and kind assesment! I really loved your image post today - well done, sir!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I think of the Roman aqueducts we saw in Israel ... I think you should pass this along to the White House to be added to the jobs program!!! Or maybe Christie's office in NJ. ;D

Your wide shot caught wonderful reflections and such sharp foreground elements!

29 Sep 2011 1:40pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks Judy..I actually live in PA but Christie's office is probably pretty busy right now anyway ;-) There are many issues that would affect actually doing this but what the heck, it's an idea!! Thanks very much ;-)

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The fine reflection and beautiful clouds do make a fine picture even if they do tie in with too much rain and flooded conditions. I like your idea of someway to share the water over the country.

29 Sep 2011 2:45pm

@Don - Slackwater: Hi Don...Probably a pipe dream buyt we try ;-) Thanks very much...I really enjoyed your "wiry" image today ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very sweet image with those clouds so well reflected, plus some damned good points raised in your text. The USA must be among the most diverse landscapes on this planet, what with deserts, everglades, tropics, mountain regions, rich rolling farmland, and so much more... you would think such an advanced nation would place a HUGE priority on water carrying infrastructure. There's more emphasis placed on pipelines to suck fossil fuels through a finite straw.

29 Sep 2011 3:48pm

@Rick: So very well put, Rick. Another thing that the US has plenty of is politicians and naysayers...I am sure that the ideas that might truly be beneficial would be shot down like a flock of ducks flying over an NRA convention....As always thanks very much for your excellent and pointed viewpoints ;-)

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Fantastic reflections it! And my gosh...havent we had enough! Yesterday was crazy with the intense downpours and thunderstorms all day long. Looking forward to a few dry days and Fall temps this weekend (53 on Sunday!)
Hope you are safe and stayin dry!

29 Sep 2011 4:02pm

@Nina: Well put, Nina - hey I loved your travek series - that was great ;-) Looks like you guys had a great time,,,
As for teh rain I am sick of it but the problem is, that terrible heat we had in July totally fried many of the leaves so now in the Lehigh Valley we have a combination of stripped trees / green trees// trees that are poop brown (pardon my terminology) Cheers kiddo!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful capture of an absent blue sky in our area, beautiful reflections too!
It's thunderstorming here now, can't escape this weather. Have a great day!

29 Sep 2011 4:11pm

@RBL: I am at work in CLinton, NJ and I think we just got your thunderstorm....isn't this something for September?!? I can't believe it!! Thanks Ruthie!!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

WoW ! Look at these reflections.... This is really fantastic Denny, I really love the clouds and the colors. Wonderful work ! Have a great weekend :)

29 Sep 2011 4:53pm

@Tamara: Hi kiddo - Thank you so much...I did like the reflections on the water that day...and the water was so still yet so m,any clouds in the sky...I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have found some "decent wheels" :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing reflection. I really like this. I agree, we need to share the water. Hey, the sun is finally out today and I am happy!

29 Sep 2011 6:37pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks very much Elaine...but what's "the sun"? What is a "sun"??

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Wonderful, the reflection is great!

29 Sep 2011 6:53pm

@ursulakatariina: Hi Ursulakatrina! Thank you so very much ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

all it takes is the political will and the money - both of which seem to be lacking at the moment. i'm sure the engineers have it all planned and are ready to go! if they can build oil and gas pipelines - where there's lots of money involved, of course - they could just as well build water pipelines. but ... see above!
aside from this - and i don't know if makes any sense in the first place - this is a superb image, denny, with very attractive colors, wonderful reflections of the brilliant clouds, and all this captured in a very appealing and effective frame!

29 Sep 2011 7:07pm

@franz: Hi Franz - Thank you very much and I quite agree with your assesment about doing the project....As for the image itself (and at the risk of sounding conceited) I rather like this shot too ;- It is certainly not technically the greatest shot, but I loved the reflections and was fairly happy with how this all came out ;-) Now, if we could just put people to work doing things FOR the environment instead of TO the environment!! Have fun with Emilia!! ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful capture with great reflections, Denny! The cloud formations help give this composition nice depth. We have been getting lots of rain too. So far the wettest September on record. Blue skies just came out this afternoon.

29 Sep 2011 8:36pm

@Steven: Hi Steven...Same here, we had lots of clouds still but the sun did come out this afternoon....Then it was sun/rain/sun/rain...Yes, we have had a record setting August and September when it comes to rainfall. Thank you very much Steven!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful watery image and i too think it looks like a painting, I love it. We have had a wet summer too in Scotland in the North, in England in the south they have had a very dry one but even in this little island of Great Britain, there is no distributing of water, very interesting point.

29 Sep 2011 8:38pm

@Christine: Hi Christine - Thank you..I know there would be many "hurdles to clear," but we should try I think. Thanks again for your always kind and generous comments ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite reflections

29 Sep 2011 9:14pm

@john4jack: Hey Jack - Thanks very much, Sir!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Denny, this is Richard, laying in bed and using Christine's iPad. This is a wonderful shot.

29 Sep 2011 9:21pm

@Christine: Thanks so much Richard...This is so nice of you...sorry Iwas so late in getting a comment back to you...

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wonderful, where the clouds meet the earth...

29 Sep 2011 9:28pm

@peter.K: Thank you Peter..I am grateful for your kind comments and for visiting my blog ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Splendid composition with fantastic reflection....great capture.

29 Sep 2011 10:22pm

@Dokmateo: Hi Dokmateo! Thank you very much, sir!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully dramatic sky in this shot Denny! Nicely captured! ;-)

29 Sep 2011 10:53pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric - Much appreciated!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Which way is up? Cool reflections.

29 Sep 2011 11:02pm

@B. Thomas: Hi Barbara - Thank you so much ;-)

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

You made a very pretty image here, Denny. You have a good idea-if the could build a pipeline for oil down from Canada, why couldn't they build one to transport water?

29 Sep 2011 11:28pm

@Julie L. Brown: I completely agree Julie! Thanks very much ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow Denny! You captured a real beauty here, and it most certainly does have a watercolor quality to it, especially in the reflection. Really fantastic shot!

30 Sep 2011 12:58am

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason - Thank you very much sir!

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful clouds and reflections. I think you are on to something Denny. If we could just figure out how to get some waterways to flow east to west versus north to south the problem could be solved.

30 Sep 2011 2:02am

@Bill Brown: Thank you VERY much sir...always an honour!! Hang in there!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, wow, wow, another absolutely stunning shot! You are on fire, Denny!

30 Sep 2011 4:50am

@Bettina: Thanks very much, Bettina,..sorry to be such a pain today ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful, Denny, simply beautiful.

30 Sep 2011 5:08am

@LauraS: Hi Laura -Thank you very much! I hope you have been well ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Really nice composition , marvellous reflections , Phil

30 Sep 2011 1:04pm

@Phil: Hi Phil...Thank yuo so very much for your very kind comments,,,I do appreciate them all ;-)

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..stunning reflections..

30 Sep 2011 3:08pm

@alex centrella: Hi Alex - Wow it's great to hear from you - thanks very much!

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Hi Denny ! This is beautiful image where reflection looks more amazing than clouds themselves. This reflection in water has such a great texture - looks like you did a separate rendering of this part and connected with sky ;) I really like it a lot :) And yet, that symmetry is always what is very appealing in nature shots and reflections .

30 Sep 2011 4:06pm

@Mariana M.: Hi Mariana -Thank you...this is all one shot, I am not smart enough to do the bracketing thing..I just edited a little in iPhoto to get some shadow out and voila! Thank you so much ;-)

Mike from California, United States

Nice reflection shot !

1 Oct 2011 7:23pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The reflection is like a watercolour mirage - beautiful painterly image!

2 Oct 2011 12:46pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful reflection and very interesting debate. Lack of funds and political mayhem at current is the reasons why it won't happen for a long time.

2 Oct 2011 12:56pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

This is a beautiful image that once again looks like a classic realistic painting. I love the reflection in the water and the clouds in the sky.

3 Oct 2011 1:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot with those lovely reflections. With climate change, weather extremes may become the norm.

3 Oct 2011 6:25am

Susan from Sausalito, United States


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3 Oct 2011 7:49pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Great perspective. I especially like the reflection.

14 Oct 2011 12:39am

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Beautiful skies. You've done well here.

14 Oct 2011 10:08pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice sky!

16 Oct 2011 4:03am

karla from Omaha, United States

I agree. Here along the Missouri we had massive flooding this year, while the southwest remained parched. First thing I thought of, amonst all the wrangling over oil pipelines, was why not spend that money and create a pipeline to ship the water where it is needed! I love the sky's reflections in this image.

25 Oct 2011 3:01pm

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