across the river

12:57 PM Posted by James Owens


20 comments:

Anne said...

Thank you for this beautiful picture. I like its colours and its composition. Where was it?
Anne

veredit said...

Incredible colors, such as from an alien world, and a silence that can be listened to - a scene full of magic!

James said...

That's a wonderful picture. I like the perspective of looking down.
You are welcome to add this to Weekend Reflections if you like.

colleen said...

Just wonderful. I would love to sit there and just listen to the world pass by.

Sorlil said...

How strange that the water should be so green! The trees reflected seem to bear so little resemblance to the actual trees that I think it might be an underwater forest all of its own.

awarewriter said...

Your surreal colors seem to work for this image. Nice composition.

Martin H. said...

Very nicely balanced composition James.

James Owens said...

Anne: Thank you. This was taken at a little town in Virginia, called St. Paul, back in late December.


Isabella: Sometimes I think we live on an alien world, no end to its strangeness and surprise. Can you hear the little waves meeting the stones on the shore?


James: I have added this to Weekend Reflections. Thanks for the invitation!


Colleen: Yes, that is exactly what I did that day! A perfect place for meditation. A place for being away….


Sorlil: The water is strangely green, and the other colors are strange, too…. But this is one photo where I didn’t mess around with the color, at all. Something about the light, so heavy in the air that day. You can cross the water and walk through the path in the woods on the other side, or you can sit on the steps, and float in a dream through the underwater forest….


Awarewriter: Thank you. Welcome to my blog! I have found some wonderful photos and good writing on yours…..


Martin: Thank you for coming by and having a look.

S. Etole said...

the steps leading down seem to constrain one until once again the openness emerges ...

veredit said...

You'll laugh now, dear James, but I've really heard a soft chuckle that sounded as if sung in a low voice from the old days ...

Ich umarme Dich,

Isabella

Lady Jo said...

Comme une envie subite de peindre ce beau paysage.....
c'est magique ! une Ondine doit vivre dans les environs...
Oh ! un ange passe...
Merci et bises James.

Krista said...

I rarely say this but I like *everything* about this photo. The colours are all of my favourites. It looks like layers and layers of jewels!

James Owens said...

Susan: This emergence into the open, there is something deep and archetypal about that. It lifts the spirit.


Isabella: Ich glaube! Und wenn ich lache, meines Gelächter ist wegen Freude.... Küsse für dich.


Lady Jo: L’Ondine était la, j’en suis certain. Elle me regardait de l’eau, me chuchotait des doux mots de séduction.... Bisous.


Krista: “layers and layers of jewels” -- What a nice description! I’m going to be shy now....

Renee said...

So vibrant and inviting... pool of turquoise.

James Owens said...

Renee: Inviting, yes ... I can't see a stairway without going down it, can't see a pool without getting close enough to fall in.... he world as invitation....

Krista said...

LOL... you can't be shy when someone compliments you... this is YOUR blog silly! ;o)

James Owens said...

Krista: Oh ... so THAT'S how it works? Thanks for setting me straight on that! :-)

Krista said...

hehe... no sweat, friend! It's just another service I offer. ;o)

Rebecca said...

Ooooh, this is pretty.

James Owens said...

Rebecca: Glad you liked it :-) Thanks for visiting!