Strolling in the Mercer Slough Nature Park i saw the two kayakists crossing the canoe trail,enjoying the beauty of the slough
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Just minutes from downtown, the Mercer Slough Nature Park is the largest of Lake Washington’s remaining fresh water wetlands and is one of Bellevue’s largest parks. Explore over 320 acres of wildlife habitat, agriculture, and freshwater wetland ecosystems on 7+ miles of trails including a unique canoe trail. The blueberry farm sells fresh seasonal produce. The beautifully restored historic Winters House is Bellevue’s only public building on the National Historic Register. It serves as the home of the Eastside Heritage Center, offers historic tours, and is available for meeting and event rentals. The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a partnership with the Pacific Science Center focusing on freshwater wetland ecology, provides a park visitor center (open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and offers programs for adults, youth and families.
The Periphery Trail is an asphalt path circling the perimeter of the park. The trail is ideal for jogging, bicycling, rollerblading and strollers. A component of the Lake Washington Bike Loop and Mountains to Sound Greenway, the path provides connections to Newcastle Beach Park, Seattle, Factoria, Renton, and beyond.
The Winters House Visitor Center provides interpretive exhibits, information, rental facilities, restrooms, trailhead parking, and is home to the Eastside Heritage Center.
The Heritage Trail, located behind the Winters House, meanders past remnants of old greenhouses, though an abandoned rhododendron nursery, and parallels the historic blueberry fields.
The Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm provides restrooms, trailhead parking, seasonal produce sales, and u-pick blueberries.
The Bellefields Trail loops through upland forest, scrub-shrub wetland, and open meadow habitats to the edge of the slough channel.
The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center offers educational classes on wetland ecology.
The Canoe Trail allows visitors a unique beaver’s-eye view of the Mercer Slough. Canoe rentals are available at Enatai Beach Park through Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers. The City offers guided trips on Saturday mornings, May-September.
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pajaran (54177) 2011-10-31 11:32
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled na kanal sa zelenom obalom, kajacima i most, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto za odmor i rekreaciju na kanalu.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article on the site ...
Nice view of the channel with the green shore, kayaks and bridge, beautiful images.
Good shot, nice perspective and color display.
Nice place for rest and recreation in the channel.
Pleasant evening and peaceful night.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-31 11:42
A lovely lighting here, it must be a lot of fun canoeing on the river as we see in your photo. The concrete bridge very nicely contrasts the green foliage, which covers the entire length of the river. I have never tried canoeing in my life though looking at you photo makes me want to try it. I always enjoy the great diversity of your photos. Thank you for the very pleasurable image.
With my very best regards and compliments,
Have a great Monday, Danos
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-31 11:53
πολύ ωραίο το σκηνικό με τους δύο στα κανό να διασχίζουν τον βάλτο κάτω από το λαμπρό φως της ημέρας.Τα αγριόχορτα στα πλευρά του καναλιού δημιουργούν και συμπληρώνουν το όμορφο σκηνικό.
bema (26363) 2011-10-31 12:04
another impressive take of this unusual canoe-trail..
great in colors and sharpness, a nicely composed picture with that brigde above..
thanks for sharing, see you around.. cheers Bernd
cornejo (34626) 2011-10-31 12:24
Γεια σας Δανός, μια καλή εικόνα του όμορφου ποταμού για κανό, ένα καλό σουτ με σαφήνεια και βάθος, πολύ καλή και ωραία δουλειά πολύ καλά κάνει, συγχαρητήρια. Καλή νύχτα και ευτυχισμένη εβδομάδα. TFS.
Με τις καλύτερες ευχές.
vasilpro (41091) 2011-10-31 12:42
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Ωραιότατη σύνθεση κάδρου με ζωηρά χρώματα και όμορφη ατμόσφαιρα, τα κόκκινα κανό δημιουργούν μια ωραία αντίθεση με το σκουροπράσινο νερό του ποταμού.
Καλό σου βράδυ, Βασίλης.
PaulVDV (24063) 2011-10-31 12:45
Very beautiful light and colours, a good composition and a nice surprise to find the two canoes down there. The red one adds its vivid colour to this predominantly green and blue picture.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (37602) 2011-10-31 12:46
A well composed picture with this perpendicular angle between the bridge and the canoes blow. The red canoe is also a very good inclusion, with its eye-catching and contrasting colour. A beautiful and very pleasant view here.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-31 12:51
Extraordinary sharpen shot. Very nice composed landscape with the bridge. Fine exposure with moody light management and colors
bayno (18344) 2011-10-31 13:20
Ciao Danos, i see that you get very nice collection of photo from your American trip, i like your Hight POV, very nice color, super interesting note, excellent sharpness, warm regards, Valter
Ninello52 (7572) 2011-10-31 14:02
Le due canoe danno più interesse alla foto! Ottima la resa cromatica, magnifica la definizione!
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-10-31 19:19
beautiful composition and framing. Great management of light and vivid colors, perfect sharpness, clarity. I like your POV and DOF as well. Fantastic blue sky. Overall, magnificent picture. I like it a lot. Great job.
All the best,
edge (6765) 2011-10-31 19:39
Hello Danos, This is a lovely shot of the area there in the Bellvue area. I tried to hire the Bookstore Manager of Western Washington Univesity to come to Portland at almost double his salary there. He was ready to come, but his wife said no, I don't want to move to a big city , I love the area here and around Bellvue. So when I saw this picture and saw where it was taken it reminded me of that time over 20 years ago. This is a real nature scene as well with the blue green water and the boaters doing their thing. You had a terrific POV for this shot. Well done. Did you get to Whidbey Island while you were in Washington? Regards, Roger
Tweety (4546) 2011-11-01 0:40
L'ambiance que dégage cette photo est très agréable. La nature, le calme de l'eau, le pont, tout respire le calme. On a envie d'être dans les canoës !
Bravo à toi.
Fis2 (88857) 2011-11-01 1:01
Wonderful place, natural park.
Curious POV and composition.
Photo has climate.
siudzi (34131) 2011-11-01 1:14
What a lovely relaxing scene taken in such a beautiful place! Great perspective and depth were presented to make your work attractive. Well done. TFS.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-11-01 1:53
What a good idea to built a bridge for connecting people to the park, good capture to the sporting people on river, nice natural site near to downtown, thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (51541) 2011-11-01 2:02
Very picturesque capture. I like it a lot, an original presentation. The title reminds me of a great song of Red Hot CHili Pappers.
papagolf21 (89174) 2011-11-01 2:08
Bonjour, cher Danos,
Ces frêles embarcations étonnent par rapport à l'environnement (particulièrement avec ce pont à large tablier contemporain).
Il n'en demeure pas moins que la beauté de l'image est bien présente.
Joli camaïeu de vert également.
sacimar (26199) 2011-11-01 2:37
you captured a good moment here, the colorful canoes are eye-catching, and the perspective with the bridge is interesting, well composed,
ikeharel (61523) 2011-11-01 2:40
Fine recreation time collected here, Danos, beautiful sight in nature's scenery, with the addition of 2 rowers adding a vivid dimenssion to the image.
Good color's contrast and depth applied.
patdeph (35748) 2011-11-01 2:56
excellent high POV,and great perspective.The colors and luminosity are splendid,and I like the contrast given by the red canoe very much.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-01 6:08
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with superb composition, the colours and lights are very nice, great view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
ChrisJ (102865) 2011-11-01 8:04
The red kayak contrasting against the reflected blue skylight in the stream 'makes' this shot imho. Good downward pov & excellent sharpness & color saturation. Tfs!
lgir (7019) 2011-11-01 9:15
excellent view with the image of a beautiful deep color and excellent rendering. These kayaks, and their wakes, add dynamism to the image that does not lack.
mkamionka (32017) 2011-11-01 14:51
very well spotted charming view of the nature. The presence of the bridge and the canoes adds a lot of interest here. Beautiful natural colors. Great processing,
very well done,
pierrefonds (59412) 2011-11-01 18:57
The kayakists are sending my eyes toward the other side of the bridge which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the bridge. The light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Graal (99506) 2011-11-02 0:07
amazing kayaks under the bridge. Good captured scene. Nice place near by nature. Fine colours also. I like it.
Have a nice day.
pablominto (53744) 2011-11-02 0:42
Seems like a peaceful place to enjoy the kayak..!
A lovely rural setting with the narrow canal passing under the bridge...
lovely light that really makes the beginning autumn colours stand out!
peppe59 (14551) 2011-11-02 5:21
very well captured this image with the presence of red canoe that attracts attention, excellent quality.
baddori (20021) 2011-11-02 10:28
Insolita inquadratura ma ottimi colori e saturazioni .
Sport in un ambiente urbano
paololg (31448) 2011-11-02 13:03
Ciao dear Danos,
excellent choice of POV, which allowed you to get a good depth. The scene is very relaxing and captured with excellent sharpness. Very nice red canoe that catches the eye inexorably. Great work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-02 14:25
Very bucolic and well colouerd shot. The two small boats give rythm, life and dynamism to the scene. Natutal colors very well collected.
Have a nice evening,
Silvio1953 (128479) 2011-11-02 14:27
Ciao Danos, nice composition with beautiful canoes on lovely river, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (39770) 2011-11-02 16:23
Very good perspective, with a notable DOF, which gives the river that is lost between the green banks, the bridge is a touch of civilization in this beautiful rural setting, the effect beautiful sailing canoes.
Perfect light management, with a really great color.
Have a good day.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-11-02 16:38
Nice capture..the green and the small read boats are really captured well..you got the exposure well..
Sharp and well composed.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-02 23:37
Beautiful photos rke with boats.
Excellent image quality.
TopGeo (38206) 2011-11-03 0:11
Γεια σου Δανός,
Ένα υπέροχο φωτισμό στο ποτάμι, με το κανό στο ποτάμι? αξιοποιούν τα πάντα Η γέφυρα είναι πολύ ωραία αντίθεση, με το πράσινο φύλλωμα, το οποίο καλύπτει όλο το μήκος του ποταμού και απολαμβάνω τη μεγάλη προοπτική το χρώμα και την γοητεία. Σας ευχαριστώ για την πολύ ευχάριστη εικόνα.
τα συγχαρητήριά μου,
mesutilgim (88206) 2011-11-03 0:18
Good morning dear Danos,
You have the ability to turn an usual scenery, into real artworks.
Here again; it's just a simple creek and a modern bridge.
But your pov and layout; as well as the color of the water plus the two kayakist has created a wonderfull entry.
I miss here only Harris Alexiou, singing the "Kaixis" !!!
TFS and best regards
clic (15782) 2011-11-03 6:43
Geia sou Danos and thanks for your kind words
I see a lovely pastoral scenery featuring two crocodiles "playing low profile" in those pristine waters for an attractive eye-catcher!
An impression of serenity is convied by the low sun angle on so much greenery.
agjika (3616) 2011-11-03 6:45
Great POV, sharpness and colours, the full frame cameara at 24mm has given the bridge a great effect!
Thanks for sharing
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2011-11-03 7:40
a nice one. The composition is superb. The waterlife under the bridge is really attractive. You have collected this colourful scene very well with perfect light and great depth. Another excellent shot in your gallery. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2011-11-03 7:55
You're capturing well this nature scenery by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive and interesting to see the park with rich greenery across the river. It's surprised seeing these nature spot despite the large cities of the near. The whole is harmonized well by some elements and color balance.
And, two canoes sailing river give an additional good effect for the whole.
Kielia (24073) 2011-11-03 8:35
a very interesting and excellently composed impression of this lovely part of the Nature Park accompanied by very interesting notes. The light and the fresh colors create a fascinating mood. Your high POV works very well. My compliments!
siolaw (38292) 2011-11-03 23:44
Geia sou Dano
Well built compo with red kayak a strong eye catching anchor point in the foreground.
Good exposure and sharpness too.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-11-04 1:05
- Ciao Danos, verdant atmosphere that gives off this picture is very nice. Natural, the calm water, the bridge, all is calm, excellent perpective, we want to be in the canoe!
Have a nice weekend.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-04 4:26
It is a surprising image in this country. She reminds me France. The photo is well framed. I appreciate the natural realization. Excellent light, colors and neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jhm (142900) 2011-11-04 4:30
Splendid nature area, we get a nice view about the narrow river, together two small canoes
Perspective and depth for a daily life picture is great.
You chose an excellent composition and also pleasant colors
Exposure and presentation are very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-04 9:27
A very good perspective and a very fine environment, but above all a splendid light. I like the luxuriant vegetation, the ripples and the reflections in the canal. Th two kajacks are a very opportune and lovely focal points, especially the red one which attracts put attention. The sharpness is really excellent here making the scene so real and intense.
A very good job,
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-04 12:12
Ola Danos ,
Muito interessante esta cena com estas pessoas a praticarem canoagem neste rio , tem uma vegetação bem densa nas margens , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Cricri (110295) 2011-11-05 11:33
C'est une jolie prise de ces deux canoës sur le fleuve, avec le pont qui le traverse , la profondeur, le contraste des couleurs, très belle image
claudeD (34831) 2011-11-06 2:46
Very good contribution to TE. Excellent informative note.Good strong colors and contrasts.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-11-06 7:44
Tu as capturé ces embarcations à un moment idéal et offert à ta composition un joli centre d'intérêt. Une image où la gestion des lumières est efficace pour des couleurs bien épanouies .
delpeoples (54471) 2011-11-06 22:57
Kalimera dear Danos
This is an interesting POV you obtained, you were no doubt standig on a bridge? I love the perspective and the definition. The colours on the river and reflections are quite magical. Top job!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-11-07 10:49
Beautiful shot of these canoes going under the bridge. The high angle view gives it a great depth. The colors and sharpness are superb. Looks like a scenic route. I like the fallen leaves in the water.
mvdisco (17784) 2011-11-07 18:54
A very nice perpective and action shot of these Kayakists crossing the canoe trail,
Excellent point of view and beautiful tone of colors and light,
A well done nature park,
maloutim (9637) 2011-11-07 21:09
This capture is very effective, with the two red canoes as eye-catchers on the blue canal. I like the V created by one of them and the contrast between the modern bridge and the peaceful wilderness underneath.
TFS and kindest regards.
Alco (7077) 2011-11-07 21:45
Superb point of view on that canoe trail.What a beautiful landscape!That nice blue water creates a nice contrast with the surrounding greenery.The two kayakists add life to your picture.Very well done.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-09 1:21
Hello Danos the red kayak caught my eye in this shot, it really stood out in the thumbnail. Nice, colourful & tranquil scene that is well captured, amazing blue water, light well managed. Thanks
Angshu (56460) 2011-11-09 7:20
From your high POV, the kayakers look so small. The perspective of the canal is well created & the colours are good, especially the contrast between the blue of the water 7 the red kayak. Very nice!
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-12 0:32
The perspective of the river is very nicely framed with the constructions of the bridge and the greenery of the riverbanks. The colorful canoes look very contrasting and bright in this beautiful scene. Very good composition, vivid colors, soft light and perfectly good quality of the image!
dip (23822) 2011-11-12 9:37
Γειά σου Δάνο,
όμορφη φωτό με άριστη διαχείρηση φωτισμού και χρωμάτων και με το κόκκινο κανό στο προσκύνιο να δημιουργεί μία ωραία αντίθεση με το υπόλοιπο τοπίο!
jmdias (58171) 2011-11-15 1:21
a very green place. I liked the way you framed this compo with the bridge ahead and the river going to us, the boats created a marvelous effect here. nice light and sharpness. well done.
annjackman (20539) 2011-11-15 1:31
The quality of this photo really stands out. Lovely lighting and a fine composition. The red canoe gives a good splash of colour. Excellent!
raszid62 (18585) 2011-11-16 16:33
Αυτό είναι πραγματικά ένα ωραίο ταξίδι κανό. Άγρια αλλά γαλήνιο πράσινο και άγρια όχθες του ποταμού. Η γέφυρα κλείνει ωραία σύνθεση. Εξαιρετική ποιότητα εικόνας.
nikkitta (16230) 2011-11-25 13:46
I am late, what can I said of original about this beautiful capture?
Great composition with the red boat to attract attention, super contrast all in green and blue
Looking at the picture canoeing seems a quiet and anti -stressing sport or a quiet way to visit a place
Great shot TFS
Like a lot your pov
mauro61 (52631) 2011-12-03 1:09
ben composta la scena con le due canoe che passano sul fiume.
Colori ben saturi in mezzo a questa natura.
Buona la ripresa dall'alto,
cavli (1876) 2011-12-03 1:19
so lovly picture. ı like this one. nice composition. weel done...
fabbs99 (16813) 2012-08-30 20:07
Very nicely taken shot with good depth of field and clarity.The canoes look very much prominent under the bridge.Great care taken to shoot this composition and the use of cpl has come good to show the sky blue as well as to take away the shine from the reflections in the water.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (89657)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-23
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Three weeks in USA
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 11:21