Nature has a way of creating works of art for us without having to visit to a museum.I caught this image just after paddling my canoe through the middle of an island of floating leaves .The curved path of the canoe opened a small mirror for the maples along the shore.I had hoped to present this photo in a rotated vertical way (90 degrees cw) to enhance the abstract value of nature's artwork but was concerned it might violate TE rules. So try it yourself...or twist your neck:-) Exposure compensation was set at -1/3 for this photo.
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marcind (222) 2003-10-16 9:29
Good title! And its good you didnt rotate. I like this orang blur surrended by leaves.
Snook (586) 2003-10-16 16:45
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful.
I love this shot. It is so real and sureal.
Colors and patterns are magnificant!
cdewet (0) 2003-10-16 17:16
This canoe wake is SO beautiful,abstract and jes, Monet eat yor heart out.
richtersl (3546) 2003-10-16 18:54
I also see a little bit of M.C. Escher in your photo.
This was really well-seen and put together. Nice work!
joseelias (0) 2003-10-16 19:16
How I wish I could practice cannoeing in such a great environment! I practice it in a bay with a big industrial atmosphere... Of course there are other interesting things like sunken boats that look like underwater ghosts...
About your picture, the colors and textures are fantastic. It's well balanced also.
ornis (1271) 2003-10-17 10:24
Very well seen image as a close relation to impressionism. Could absolutely be a detail of one of the large Monet's paintings. The tracks made by the canoe are giving a nice movement in the whole picture and you framed it very well! It has been added to my "Impressionism" theme.
martin (1242) 2003-10-18 1:26
A powerful and evocative image.
htremblay (1666) 2003-10-26 16:15
Bravo, Monet certainement serait enchanté. J'aime beaucoup, bien vu.
Bravo, Monet certainly would be enchanted. I like very much, seen well.
Porteplume (3416) 2003-10-31 11:22
Another stunning image! I totaly agree with Jean-Michel/ornis about this could be titled as an impressionism work. Monet surely would have loved it...
How do you do that Derek, painting with your camera? ;o) I wish I could have a print and hang it on my wall.
mtolloczko (201) 2003-11-07 17:23
Derek, this is a stunning image. Technical details of the image appear to be in balance. Yes, I agree, your canoe was like a big paintbrush, brushed through the leaves exposing the reflection. The two curved lines of leaves add movement which is pleasing to the eye. Rotated, the image would be slightly enhanced as the blue colour areas would become a little more pronounced jointly with the 'maple' reflection. Blue and orange hues work very well together.
Djipi (368) 2004-01-09 16:43
Mieux vaut tard que jamais Derek, je viens de découvrir celle-ci. Quelle beauté! La fête de l'Action de Grâces ne vous a pas servi à rien. Il y a, en toutes saisons, des choses étonnantes au bout de votre canot... parce que vous savez les voir.
Motrem (2392) 2004-01-21 14:12
I have just discovered your photo. It is magnificent, colours are lively and the group really looks like a painting.
Je viens de découvrir votre photo. Elle est superbe, les couleurs sont vives et l'ensemble ressemble vraiment à une peinture.
ClintMalpaso (383) 2005-11-04 1:12
Que cantidad de color inunda la imagen¡¡
kai (422) 2005-11-04 1:39
just like a painting very bgeautiful
jafadabret (56501) 2005-11-04 1:43
C'est un régal de retrouver un Monet dans cette photo. Merci pour le partage.
gelor (3229) 2005-12-13 11:50
Voici un beau tableau qui aurait sa place dans mon lieux de séjour. Ces touches de couleurs sont superbes. Merci pour le partage. Gérard
Michau (261) 2011-12-06 4:28
Wonderful, like a painting.
- Copyright: Derek Hill (quegardens) (1469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-10-13
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon Elph S200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Impressionism, reflections, To the Point of Abstraction, Autumn Colours, Natural Paintings, CLODO's selection IV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-16 7:32
- Favorites: 7 [view]