Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Idyll


With the holiday weekend over, 
all the lake cabin owners departed for home in the big city.
That left the lake quiet and peaceful.
Now, we are greeted in the morning with loon calls, 
an eagle gliding low along the lake,
 and turtles lingering in the shallows.

I decided to wander over to our neighbor's property
 to capture their funky colored rowboat and its interesting details.



Next, I stopped to study the design of cattails and their meandering reflections -
experimenting with different aperture and shutter speed combinations.




As the sun sank lower on the horizon,
wave and lily pad patterns demanded attention.



And finally, an impressionist vision of the day.  
This is more about memory and imagination than reality!


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24 comments:

  1. What wonderful pictures. Peace and tranquility speak volumes here!!! Thank you!! Cathy

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  2. moments like these are what summer is all about .. what stunning photos ..love the reflections most!

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  3. What beautiful photographs these are Anna, and I'll bet it's sure nice to have the quiet again.

    I absolutely love the shots of the rope. Such wonderful detail you have captured in them.

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a fantastic day!

    lisa.

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  4. Wonderful capture, beautiful pictures. There is silence and a little song in it.

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  5. Great capture - love the small details that can be singled out in photo and you have done just that!!!

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  6. A very fruitful walk! I like the composition of the second and third photos very much and I like the colors and reflections in the eighth photo very much. I also really like your last impressionist shot, this works wonderfully well and is very effective.

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  7. That boat is just awesome and yor photos give it great beauty!

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  8. Just BeAuTiFuL for the Creative Exchange!!

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  9. great shots for both memes. My favourite is the last one.

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  10. How wonderful - I love the blue tones of your photos - beautiful, all of them!

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  11. What beautiful images dear Anna! And the boat are like a dream!Have a wonderful week!!
    Hugs Monica

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  12. I love your impressionist shot! The lake looks like a great place to spend a hot summer day!

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  13. You got some incredible photos out of your walk

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  14. Wonderful details of the fibers of the rope!

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  15. that boat is such a gorgeous color!

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  16. Nice boat! I see lots of wonderful memories!

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  17. Beautiful pictures Anna and really love the impressionist one:)

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  18. A gorgeous series. Love the boat and the interesting perspective from which you shot that one picture. It turned out GREAT! The water looks so inviting. Fab captures. Genie

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  19. i secretly have a love affair with cattails and daisies.....shhhhh :)

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  20. Gorgeous colors here!! Such intimate 'moments' and 'scenes' seen and captured thru your lens. Excellent!

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  21. Those are all exquisite. The first one is a classic summer photo.

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