Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ROUND ROBIN PHOTO CHALLENGE: Reflections


Pelican Pond

Every year, right about this time, a flock of pelicans fly in to the pond down the way, which the locals refer to as 'Pelican Pond'  to herald the arrival of summer.  They have not make their appearance this year as of yet.  There is a surreal feeling in the air as I feel I cannot begin to appreciate the season until I have seen the pelicans.  The water of the pond is almost always a dark, murky brown, but on this day it was lit up brightly to reflect the rich colors of the marsh surrounding it.  The pond so far this year has remained murky and uninviting, as if it too awaits a sign that summer has arrived.


Cousins In The Creek

I love the many facets of light and this simple silhouette, lit up by the summer sun reflecting off the ripples of Fountain Creek remains one of my favorites.

Round Robin Challenge: Reflections (for 5/24/06)

22 comments:

radar446 said...

Water is one of those things found in nature that is never the same.  It can be still, rippled, disturbed, rushing, and splashing.  It has so many different moods which carry over to the reflections it provides.  I like both of the pictures, but I think the cousins one is my favorite.  The sparkles in the water make that picture!

Greg

rap4143 said...

As always wonderful images!!!! I cannot wait to receive your alerts.
Betty

jlocorriere05 said...

Wonderful images! I hope the pelicans return soon! Jeannette  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

nhd106 said...

Just great!  (2nd is my fave...very unique)
Nancy

tc01hm said...

Very nice, peaceful mood on both!
Tess

paisleyskys said...

You always get such great shots...I think i will have to consider moving to Colorado. Born in Denver...man it is a beautiful sate.
Your photos are both exceptional.
Love TJ

suzyq421 said...

Beautiful pictures -- very nice entry!  I can sense the anticapation of the pelican return.  Also, the silhouettes of the cousins are so sweet.  What a great thing to do on a hot summer day!

Suzanne R

deslily said...

you should really think about making a book of your photo's... they are always gorgeous!


btw.. do you live anywhere close to the Olympic Village???

demandnlilchit said...

Dorn fantastic shots love them!

ondinemonet said...

Lovely. This is a wonderful entry for the challenge. :)

ryanagi said...

I love photos with water in them. They leave me feeling peaceful.

joey211265 said...

Xllnt photos, Dorn.  I've never seen a white pelican before ~
(Oh, what a great bird, The Pelican...)

And the lgihtsparkles on the Cousins shot are great.

I dunno about a Reflections Challenge, but I've got one for ya;
http://www.pbase.com/image/60756305

I hope you like it ~

Have a grand day & best wishes for the return of the Pelicans soon ~
Joey

sassydee50 said...

Wow---gorgeous shot up top! SassyDeb ;-)

fdtate714 said...

Great photos!

princesssaurora said...

Awesome pics... you have an amazing eye...

be well,
Dawn

jabarett said...

Such nice serene pictures.

mtrib2 said...

The "reflections" entry is fabulous.    The Cousins in the Creek has a sense of shimmering livelyness and action to it. mark

boiseladie said...

Beautiful!  You always have an eye for great shots!
http://www.boiseladie.blogspot.com/

mavarin said...

These are both wonderful, but I especially love the second one, with dappled effect on the water. - Karen

gotomaria said...

These two photos are wonderful.  I like the water sparkles as well!  Pelicans sound like great photo objects!  I'll be waiting for that photo of the flock!
Maria

redbird914 said...

These are, of course, absolutely great my dear!  
I know, I am running way behind on RRC comments!  Go figure.
Redbird
http://journals.aol.com/redbird914/RetrospectUSA/entries/1117

dtbrierly said...

Dorn, I LOVE THIS PHOTO! The colors are fabulous! My favorite of the challenge :)

Tammy
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