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Aspen Reflections in the Carson River

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 26 October 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

I was lucky enough to find this lovely late afternoon aspen reflection while I was walking along the riverbank of the Carson River. Walking along the river bank is a rather loose way to describe what it is like to try to navigate the side of this river. It is more like a scramble - over rocks and boulders, crossing an occasional little beach, but mostly bushwacking your way along the riverbank while staying on the looking for something to photograph. It makes me wish that I had started a more serious study of photography when I was younger!

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/5.3 ISO 320 168 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

really lovely!! luck is only a small part - you have the eye to find beauty where others might not~

26 Oct 2010 6:16am

@marci: Why thank you, Marci!

Iknow from Chengdu, China

WOW,that`s really cool!!! splendid thought for this, superb texture and mood,great modern art "oil painting" !!!CHEERS

26 Oct 2010 7:34am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid reflections of gold on the water! Nice day.

26 Oct 2010 8:02am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Absolutely beautiful abstract. The shapes of the leaves makes the reflections really special. I started photography in my twenties, but was not focused on nature initially. I wish we had had digital back then!

26 Oct 2010 10:14am

@Julie Brown: Me too! I started photography in my 20's also - but put my camera away all those long years of teaching and principaling. I am glad that you are "at it" in spite of your busy teaching schedule. Having digital would have made it so much easier. I used to spend hours on end in my darkroom!

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolies couleurs dans ces reflets.

26 Oct 2010 11:34am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

sublime !! du bonheur pour les yeux !!! :)

26 Oct 2010 11:46am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh Barbara, this is SO gorgeous! Really an inspirational shot to me- I love the abstract feeling....Ditto on starting younger....bushwhacking is much tougher than it used to be!

26 Oct 2010 1:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, great shot. I also relate to the bushwhacking/age comment!! ;-)

26 Oct 2010 4:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is marvelous BArbara, as are all your others that I have been "catching up" on..the Mosel image is absolutely wonderfultoo! Congratulations on getting the calender placement..that has to be a thrilling emotion for sure...I can only dream...but to know someonelike you is just about as good...great work Barbara - I just love your work. All the best - Denny

26 Oct 2010 7:53pm

David from Detroit, United States

Excellent abstract. I like the verticality of it all.

26 Oct 2010 8:46pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

sensational reflections here! this really is a swirl of colour and abstract shapes that works so well on the senses!

27 Oct 2010 1:11am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wonderful impressionist photo.

27 Oct 2010 4:16pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Color Spotlight". Good day.

27 Oct 2010 4:21pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Congratulations! A stunning image.

27 Oct 2010 9:49pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful! I love fall reflections!

30 Oct 2010 1:53pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very nice.

30 Oct 2010 2:29pm

1/100 second
ISO 320
168 mm (35mm equiv.)