You’ve heard me praise the New River in previous posts, and I’ve commented about how lucky I am to live just minutes from it. Whether floating in a kayak or tube, or riding or sitting alongside, there’s nothing like a river to sooth the spirit.
Lately, I’ve been trying to imitate the work of some of the photographers that I follow. If you’ve visited Ron Scubadiver‘s blog, you’ve seen his beautiful reflections. Now, rest assured, I’m not comparing myself to him, but I thought of his work when I took these.
Colorful reflections on the river are lovely, but the image might have more depth in Black & White. If you are a lover of B&W, I welcome you to visit our new blog Monochromia. The blog will feature images in B&W, and is the brainchild of Joe at The Visual Chronicle, who says “We are a collaborative group of photographers, fanatics, artists and photo nuts”.
Somehow I got to be a part of this talented group of individuals. They are the pros; I’m, as you might guess, just along for the ride!!
Elina – Capturing Little Moments – http://capturinglittlemoments.wordpress.com
Robyn – Robyn Graham Photography – http://robyngrahamphotography.com
Patti – Nylon Daze – http://nylondaze.wordpress.com
Emilio – Photos By Emilio – http://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com
Joerg – The Things They Are In Pictures – http://joergthamer.wordpress.com
Joe – The Visual Chronicle – http://joeinfocus.wordpress.com
Meho – Le Mehograph – http://lemehograph.com (occasional posts)
Check out the blog and in the meantime for those of you in North America, Happy 4th and Canada Day (just a bit late).
Pretty photos, Laurie. There is nothing like a river or a calm lake to soothe the soul. Happy Fourth and don’t sell yourself short. Compared to most of us amateurs, you ARE a pro.
You’ve made me smile! Thank you so much for your positive reinforcement. Happy 4th to you, too (one day late). Hope it’s as beautiful where you are as it is here today!
Nice photos. Try playing with saturation, vibrance, clarity and contrast to see what happens.
What a great post Laurie and I love all the photos whether color or black and white. Thank you for mentioning our new blog but I would have to agree with Mary, don’t sell yourself short. To me the definition of a professional photographer is someone who makes a living taking photos, so by those standards I stand by your side as an amateur. Sometimes the images between pro and amateurs are indistinguishable though. I chose you for the exact reason that you so quickly sell yourself short on your photos. I want you to step out of your comfort zone and see the kind of recognition you deserve for your work :). Have a wonderful weekend.
Well said Joe!!
Thank You 🙂
Joe and Pauline, thank you both for your support and encouragement! It means alot!
Yes, I too love all the reflections as seen on my post this week also. Hope you get to see some marvelous fireworks tonight my friend.
Thank you, Laurie! I loved your post! Happy 4th to you!!
Beautiful shots of a beautiful river. I hope your holiday weekend is going very well 🙂
Thank you, Pauline! The weekend is packed with fun, and while I’m excited about that, I’m really looking forward to some quiet time with a book … hopefully tomorrow 🙂 Hope all is well in your part of the world! xoxo
Nice light 🙂
I was not able to capture just how beautiful an evening it was! Someday, I’ll try to imitate you – with YAS, of course!! 🙂
I fear I’m not as clever as you as it took me a while but I think it’s YALifeBikeSunSet???
Spot on mate 🙂
NOW you’ve made my day! I’ve never been called mate before! Ah … it’s the little things in life 🙂
I spent most of my formative years in South London, so –
“Watcha mate, arzit garn? I’m from Sarf Lonnen”
Well then “Arzit garn, mate?”
Could be worse, could be Monday 😀
Those reflections are so peaceful Laurie, wish I could slip into the water . . . .
As for Joe’s wonderful new blog, please know that I too feel as though I am along for the ride!
Oh I’m so glad it’s not just me 🙂
I just visited your blog and look forward to seeing more of your work!
Beautiful photos Laurie! I’m so glad you are one of us photo nuts in Monochromia! 🙂
Thank you, Elina for the photo comment, and for welcoming me as one of the photo nuts! Love that term!!
Amazing pics…. Wish I could be a part of your biker group 😦
I am a lucky gal! Thanks for the visit!
You sure is lucky 🙂
Laurie – Nice photos, as always. (You are not just along for the ride.)
Thank you, Bruce, for your encouragement!
Great photos ~ So many beautiful places in your “backyard”! I also follow Ron Scubadiver. His photos are fabulous.
I do have a lovely backyard! 🙂 and yes, Ron’s work is great!
I want to give you more credit than you have given yourself LB. You’ve managed to share a very respectable group of photo’s even though you’re working with new equipment. I enjoy them because they’re not contrived and as a visiter to your posts, I always feel like maybe I’m riding along with you for the day.
This morning I’m gravitating to the simple and calm ring in the pool of water. I think we definitely share a love for water. Swimming, boating, floating or just staring out and contemplating, it’s always been a big part of my life. Really, it’s the life blood both emotionally and physically for every living thing. So it’s both an emotional and physical connection, no wonder it’s so strong.
I loved reading your thoughts, and I so look forward to the day when we can just float on a river, creek, ocean, or pool together. Yes! We are water sisters for sure! You’ve captured the essence of water.
And thanks for your support of my photography. xoxo
“not contrived” is perfectly stated
LB, I really like that B&W at the end, and I’ve been enjoying Monochromia. What a great idea for a photo blog, Joe!
Absolutely lovely, the reflect on the water is wonderful !
Thank you so much! It’s funny because I had not looked at these since I posted them … and now I find myself being critical of them. Do you do that with yours? I do remember how beautiful that evening was 🙂