Poudre River Trail
The river was exceptionally still during our afternoon walk.
This image was rotated 180º to put the trees upright .. so I shot aiming down into the water from the top of the frame. The dark area in the upper left is a bit of shallow muddier water near the bank.
Soon .. I hope .. the snow will melt in the mountains above us and the rivers will be full and fast.
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evanrizo (456) 2008-03-23 11:20
The idea works fantastic John, it gives a painting effect.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-03-23 11:54
It is interesting and oryginal photo. I like your idea. Good composition. I like your colours and light. Interesting reflections.
danyy (0) 2008-03-23 16:30
Bonjour John, le titre ne laisse planer aucun doute. A la vue du thumb, je n'aurais pourtant jamais deviné qu'il aurait s'agit de reflets.
Le cadarge qu'il fallait pour semer le doute.
Have a great week.
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-03-23 21:45
Oh, my gosh, John,
I thought that WAS the sky. What wonderful light and contrast for those still waters to reflect the trees so beautifully. What a great idea and fantastically executed. That's amazing. Thanks and hope you had a great Easter,
bakes888 (18499) 2008-03-24 0:48
Hi John. Our rivers are low and slow at the moment also, we have had the driest summer for many many years. I’m still watering my little forest to stop my trees dying. Great photo. Well seen and captured. Thanks for sharing.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-03-24 5:07
Hello John. You have seen this very well and captured it nicely. Must have been a perfect reflection in getting this interesting image. well done and best regards. Jusni
vincz (19113) 2008-03-24 8:06
Superb reflection, I like the fuzzy feeling and the colors. Very well done.
lucski (3691) 2008-03-24 13:26
nice impressionistic shot, i realy like this picture
ls7902 (7328) 2008-03-24 18:56
The light & surface movement gives an interesting effect on the reflections John. Nice colors & hairy look on the branches. Regards. Latiff.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-03-24 22:02
THe reflections look very nice on the water. The blue atmosphere is very attractive and artistic. I didn't realize I was looking at reflections until I read the note. Good experiment and use of the clam waters. Thanks John.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-03-25 1:07
John, tu as bien fait de ne prendre que le reflet et de le retourner à 180°. Cela donne une photo très proche de la peinture et une impression magique.
danos (89657) 2008-03-25 3:31
excellent your idea to rotate the frame 180º.The result is fantastic and the scene superb.I like the fuzzy appears of the trees.Bravo
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-25 4:11
fantastic shot , i like the sky reflecdet ont the water ,
good colors nice sharp and fantisc pov.
batalay (36519) 2008-03-25 10:42
What a fabulous shot, but the note is crucial to understanding the technique and subject. In any event, as a painter, I would have called this color "cerulean blue." Superb photograph, accompanied by an informative note.
stego (24030) 2008-03-25 13:52
I didn't notice it was a reflection until I opened it. It's a wonderful image, it makes my imagination think about Alice and alike stories, a kind of window to some Wonderland.
amaryllis (35561) 2008-03-26 1:17
un tres bel effet rendu avec ces arbres et la rivière et cette rotation, j'aime cette photo et je dirai même ce tableau
belles couleurs et reflections
gunbud (34066) 2008-03-26 18:56
Very creative image that shows lots of imagination. The slight riffle to the waters surface brings very interesting textures to these lovel blue colors. Excellent details and sharpness to this fine image.
jemaflor (88217) 2008-03-27 4:54
Interesting result with this shot of a lovely reflection on water, good blur effect and nice tone for this blue, tres are well placed in your composition;
papagolf21 (89174) 2008-03-28 5:50
Bonjour, cher John,
Le reflet est pour les couleurs ce que l'écho est pour les sons.
Très jolie image.
vbbreizh (2622) 2008-03-28 7:49
Very nice reflection...a good idea...a great shot !
Hellas (6855) 2008-03-28 23:19
you tried to fool me with an old trick and I have to say that you did it for a while. The calm surface of the water and the beautiful colour of the sky make the scene a lovely one. I am sure that this season carries you off your feet. The rivers are great subject for the art of photography!
I wish you successful shots.
Greetings from Greece,
Cretense (68691) 2008-03-29 7:59
There is an enchanting atmosphere in this beautiful photo! Excellent reflection, fantastic idea to rotate the frame and creat the sensation that we are looking to these beautiful trees and sky as if we were below the water surface! Excellent composition and beautiful blue tones! Congratulations!
Charo (51210) 2008-03-29 15:24
Unos reflejos magníficos con una gran atmósfera algo inquietante. Excelente luz y color. Bien visto.
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-03-30 10:35
absolutely original and most intriguing.
Impressionistic painting-like effect and mesmerizing in its own peculiar way.
Very well seen, buddy!
Have a great day, see ya soon.
jhm (142900) 2008-03-31 4:23
When we make a stroll, see we always lovely compositions for a good picture. Also when I ride with the bike see I the most beautiful pictures, only have to I stopping on this moment this is normally.
What wonderful light and contrast for those still waters to reflect the trees so beautifully.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Karmenu (1408) 2008-03-31 6:05
Simply beautiful, the lone tree becomes the focal point of .. Well done and thanks for sharing.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-03-31 22:48
Wow - this is a lovely shot when it's realised that we're looking at a reflection in a lake...
Very atmospheric, well done.
Buin (42360) 2008-04-01 12:23
The others have said all - but this one deserves another two points. These colours and this atmosphere are nearly breathtaking - especially in combination with your title. A not everyday photo indeed!
Greetings from springlike Germany!
UnTrained (0) 2008-04-02 9:42
that is a good impression of a reflection with a wonderful sky behind. Framed with both trees and the superb cloud close to a painting.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2008-04-10 3:33
Lovely colours and contrast - great image. Great shot and details. Well done.
parbo (11092) 2008-04-11 14:51
The blue is splendid with shaky reflection of branches. Reflected parts of sky or blue gives more taste then normal view many times. Your shoot is a good sample. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend.
adores (39934) 2008-04-18 17:44
Wonderful reflection with great colours. The white cloud really makes the difference here, it's perfect, seems like a painting!
banyanman (7789) 2008-04-21 6:04
Very effective, John. I saw someone else post a similar shot to TE a few years ago, was impressed with the result, and have been trying to find a suitable subject to try the same technique myself - but no luck yet. Yours is very well executed. Cheers . . . David
cdmonson (4806) 2008-05-05 10:42
Not the first such shot I've seen, but one of the best. Great idea, and great capture. It has such a dreamy quality to it.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-21 18:07
Very well done on this photojob and truly a very artistic composition, my compliment!
awesome reflection with a good displayed of light and shadows here
I loved this shot
pablominto (53744) 2008-05-24 1:10
Amazing sharpness in the reflection!
As always the reflected colours are enhanced like they are polarized...
A pleasant composition and an artistic expression!
Angshu (56460) 2008-05-25 21:12
Long time! hope you're doing well & so is your son. Beautiful reflection of the two trees and the sky with clouds, which definitely gives the appearance of the water colour or as you say Liquid sky. Very good work!
chpp (4281) 2008-07-11 15:57
what a nice painting! beautiful and creative reflection, perfect light and colours and very nice quality image
have a nice weekend
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Moody [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 11:16