Friday, November 9, 2012

Magical Morning

the view from our dock, before embarking
At the end of October, I had a magical paddle in my kayak, that I never shared here.  We had stayed overnight at our 'camp' on the lake: me, my husband, and his visiting daughter.  After breakfast I looked out the window and the lake was covered in a foggy mist, like you would expect to see in the early morning.  But it was 10am.  I said "We need to go out on the lake.  NOW."

I got in my kayak  my husband and took the rowboat, and away we went.  With only one (obvious) exception, these photos are basically unedited.  It was amazing out there.

into the abyss
hubby and daughter, rounding the bend
Seriously, blogger has rotated this photo UPSIDE DOWN. I didn't ask it to.   Look carefully, and you will see bubbles and a pine needle floating on what should be the water.  Crazy.
This is really what it was like!  Those bubbles are from  my husband's oars.
What's that?  It's a loon in it's winter coat!
Lonely loon seemed happy for our company

  
From the middle of the lake - nary a ripple...

Fooling around with editing.  I intended this to be rotated, but Blogger rotated it back.  Oh well.

So why did Blogger think THIS should be rotated?!

So quiet and peaceful!  Luckily Blogger didn't rotate them both.

13 comments:

  1. Lori, who blogs at Art Class Works, is looking for visitors and followers, and I promised to put in a 'plug' for her here. If you visit her blog now, you'll likely see her talking about the aftermath of Sandy, since she blogs from (I believe) New Jersey. Here's the link to her blog: http://artclassworks.blogspot.com/

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  2. Phyl - These photos are absolutely beautiful for capturing the "mood." They would be great to use to illustrate reflection to students. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks, Christie. I usually go for the crisp high contrast and bright colors, but I didn't want to ruin the mood of the mist? These are a totally different type of photo for me.

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  3. beautiful, just beautiful...thanks for sharing.

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  4. LOVE these photos! Looks like a movie set! And the pink one you edited- if you flip that to the right it totally looks like some kind O'Keefe meets Warhol skull! Beautiful.

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    1. PWB, thank you! I swear, it FELT like a movie set, too. So totally still. And yes, rotated to the right was the way I intended to resent the pink photo. I've been playing a bit with the extreme reflections and glad you appreciate this version!

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  5. These photos reminded me of the legends of Morgana of the Lake (Merlin's sister)... I am kind of a new reader here, and I love your adventureous and nature-loving posts, so I guess I'll be dropping by more often ;) Best regards from Croatia, Kristina

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  6. Croatia! Wow!
    Kristina, thank you for your lovely comment - I'm flattered by the idea that my photos remind you of that legend - it inspires me to keep photographing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Beautiful! I was just up on Blue Mountain Lake for the weekend at a quilting retreat. You don't realize how gorgeous it is in the Adirondacks unless you've been there first hand.

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  8. Looking at your beautiful, mystically magical photo's, I could actually feel my blood pressure decrease-and I really needed that! Thanks, Phyl!

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