The Sammamish River - Spring is Trying to Show Up

Posted by Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 17 February 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

We are very fortunate to live nearby a huge park and a long trail (23 miles altogether in length) that follows this river all the way from the northern end of Lake Sammamish (Which we can walk to from our house) and the trail continues all the way to the Northern ind of Lake Washington . This is a portion of the river that flows through Redmond and Woodinville Washington. I could go on forever describing this locale, so, instead, I will break it up into "snippets" here and there, along with various photos as we go.
I captured this shot on Thursday morning 16 Feb 2017. This view is looking down river which, in this case, is actually flowing North ;-) I hope you like it.

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We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

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that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
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HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Devi from Chennai, India

Great reflections here !!!
The sky inside the lake !!!!!

17 Feb 2017 9:16am

@Devi: Thank you very much, Devi ;-)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Lovely compo and atmosphere

17 Feb 2017 1:20pm

@Nazzareno: Thank you so very much, Nazzareno ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

What an appealing stretch of river! I like the winter mood here, and I congratulate you on living so close to this gorgeous place.

17 Feb 2017 3:25pm

@franz: Thank you so much, Franz! Yes, we are really happy to be in this spot ;-)

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect reflection, well done indeed

17 Feb 2017 6:38pm

@Shahin Bahremand: Thank you so much, Shahin ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the river and trees. It will be lovely when the leaves appear on the poplars and reflect in the river, too.

17 Feb 2017 7:18pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks so much, Steve...I can't wait to see the seasonal changes ;-) Thank you, sir

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Wonderful reflections! You are lucky to live near this beautiful nature.

17 Feb 2017 9:58pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you my friend...It is a very nice place ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

agréable

18 Feb 2017 8:41am

@L'Angevine: Thank you very much, L'Angevine ;-)

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Your image is very beutiful. The light captured and the composition make for an excellent visual.

18 Feb 2017 8:51am

@Francisco Romero: Thank you so very much, Francisco ;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ! j'aime +++++

18 Feb 2017 11:05am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you so Much, Martine :-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful scene Dennis. I love the line of trees in the distance and their reflection. By the way, nothing wrong with you posting more "political" stuff - good to see you present your opinion and views through good and imaginative use of photography.

18 Feb 2017 1:18pm

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you so much, Sir... and No worries...I tend to get carried away with myself ha ha...All the best to you and Paulina!!

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice place. Beautiful reflection.

18 Feb 2017 2:47pm

@Tomek: Thank you so much, Tomek ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely view!
Amazing reflections!

18 Feb 2017 4:45pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks like Spring has a way to go yet. Nice.

19 Feb 2017 4:24am

@B. Thomas: Hi Barbara - yes it does but the bulbs are starting to sprout ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Love the verticality here, from trees to reflections !

20 Feb 2017 12:05pm

NIKON D800
1/1250 second
F/5.3
ISO 1400
92 mm (35mm equiv.)

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