A Word A Week Photography Challenge – Undulate


One day on the river, the light was just right. The strange undulations are actually reflections of trees along the shore, shadows and light in the moving river water.


Categories: Arts, Blackstone Valley, Photography, reflection, Water

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19 replies

  1. Maybe I’m just tired but I had a hard time seeing that these were reflections in water, but then it all clicked and it was a beautiful moment. What I first thought of when I saw them was, “Oh, I’d like to have a shirt or scarf made out of that fabric.” Having a blonde moment, over here. πŸ˜€


    • It WOULD make a beautiful fabric design. I actually have these 2 photographs — and how I wish I’d taken more shots!! — in a file titled “abstracts.” So you weren’t off the mark. You have to really look to see that these are reflections, distorted by the movement of the water and the angle of the sun that turned the surface opaque.


  2. You were in the right place and time… and the eye to see and capture it. I wouldn’t have realized they were the reflections of the trees. Really cool. And perfect for undulate.


    • Being in the right placce, right time … AND having a camera! My luck is definitely better since I started carrying a camera all the time!


      • Isn’t that the truth? I need to carry my Lumix with me more, I’m getting tired of just iPhone shots, as nice as they may be, they have their limitations.


        • I think my biggest problem with phone pix — other than the obvious limitations of lens or lack thereof — is that it doesn’t feel good in my hands. I love the FEEL of cameras, the weight, the shape. Which Lumix? I have two — a really good point and shoot (the one I carry all the time) and a little 4/3 that’s backs up my Olympuses.


          • It’s an FZ35. I carried it in my purse for a year and took a photos everyday, one of which I posted on Facebook with a caption. I now have a visual journal of that year (2011). I agree that it is very clumsy for taking real photographs. I have gotten some amazing shots, but more by luck than anything else.


            • Well, I’m not a phonography fan. More to the point, I’m not a fan of cell phones. I think they are overpriced gadgets that don’t do anything well. But apparently almost everyone else things they are magic. As usual, I’m marching to a different drummer … I guess that must be a Karmic thing.

              A little point and shoot will give you a more satisfying picture. The FZ35 is a good camera — it’s the earlier version of the camera my husband uses (FZ60) — but it is a bit big to carry all the time. I carry the ZS19 which is much smaller, but still has a good 20X zoom lens. There are smaller cameras, but not with a long zoom.

              A lot of good compact P&S’s have dropped a lot in price lately … you can probably pick one up for short money. Might be a good investment. There are a lot of good ones. ANYTHING BUT a Nikon Coolpix!


  3. I love reflections too. There are so many endless possibilities. πŸ˜€


    • It was a trick of the light. I’ve never seen the river look like that, before or since. And that IS how it looked. I didn’t have to embellish. Something about the time of day, the angle of the sunlight. Whatever, I was grateful to be there and have the camera in hand. My granddaughter took some great shots that day, too. One day I’ll have to get her to publish some of them.


      • Oh yes! I think many of us would love to see more of these photos!


      • I found you through your comment on the daily post thread on writing good post titles. I think you are doing a fantastic job with your titles and your wise comments you add to other people’s posts- you caught my interest! It was wonderful to stumble across your page. I didnt see a follow button for some reason but I followed you through my Google + profile. I look forward to your beautiful posts and your catchy titles! These images and your description are beautiful!β™‘


        • Thank you very much. There OUGHT to be a follow button at the top and a follow box in the sidebar titled “Follow Me!” … I don’t know why it wouldn’t be there, unless you aren’t signed into WordPress. I think you have to sign in to be allowed to follow. I could be wrong, though (I often am). I believe my posts are automatically reposted on Google+ … apparently just being signed up does the job. I’m so glad you enjoy what I write. I try to be supportive of other people’s work. I know how important a kind word can be when you are writing a blog and don’t know if anyone hears you. I don’t have time to read as many people as I would like, but I try to spread a little good will around. There are so many nasty, trolls out there doing their best to make life miserable, the rest of us need to do OUR best to make sure the trolls don’t take over! Thanks again!


  4. LOVE these photos! Beautiful…


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