Friday, January 30, 2009

Jaded Solid Air - Skywatch

Sad reflections




For those that don't know this week has been pure reflections. One camera, one woman, no alterations. Images captured as see all refelctions. I have just stopped by to upload this, but then I will be off again. Many thanks to all for the Birthday congratulations. In brief this is Mooragh Park overlooking the lake conveiniently named Mooragh too. You can see Snaefell mountain in the background surrounded by peachy sunglow. The sky reflected in the lake has a slight jade tinge meeting the peach tinged sun. As you can see my the week's worth of reflections, we have had some interesting results. Again I have left the pebbles in the image and not removed to leave a smooth surface.


This was an experiment this week to show you what can be achieved with just a camera, and no digital alterations.



Had a great day thanks. Gary is just offered another Illustration commission and it's a biggy. Only sad news is one of the artist's, a UK musician, who was big influence on Gary called John Martyn(click here) died today. He was a close friend of someone who was a great influence on me Nick Drake. Hence the Jaded. So may we never raise our glasses for better reasons than birthdays and passings into solid air under a saturday sun. It makes sense if you know the music.




Gone for a Bailey's or several.

105 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Jaded day or not, it's a beautiful photo. My sympathies on the death of your friend.

Wishing you a happy birthday, Babooshka. May you get just the right number of Bailey's under your belt. :)

Babooshka said...

Not a friend Pat, a UK musician that was a cult figure.
The Bailey's will work out fine.

Dewdrop said...

I love your "jaded" shot! Yellow and blue, it's only logical. Really terrific! I love reflection shots!

Janie said...

Yet another beautiful reflection photo.
Hope your birthday was a happy one.

Kim said...

Great sentiments B, pretty colours.

Ida said...

Very nice reflection.
Lovely and soft colors. :)
Beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

I just cant be jaded with any of your shots. BTW, birthday greetings are sent your way.

Louise said...

I like it. The color, especially, but leaving it not smooth also gives it interest.

Reader Wil said...

Wow! This is remarkable and very exquisite.Have a great SWF tomorrow.

Guy D said...

Fantastic reflections, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

Happy Birthday to begin with and your photo is breathtaking! Almost looks more like a painting but it is exquisite. Thanks for sharing and have a great day/night!

VALKYRIEN said...

This is just from another world! Amazingly beautiful picture! Now I can go to bed and sleep in peace. Thank you for this little wonder of a place to visit!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Great series of reflections. Not so much here as it's all frozen!

Carver said...

Another great shot. The jade tones on the water are stunning.

Brad, Boston said...

LB

This has been the best week. I would like your sport photos again though.

bowledover said...

Many happy returns to you.Enjoy yourself tonight.
Thanks too for stopping by.
This jade colour is lovely and has a very good reflective quality. Great picture.Thank you.
If you visit In the Pink you will find a soul mate also in morning for John Martin, with some of his music to share.

PJ said...

The green is gorgeous, just absolutely gorgeous.

G. Crappy said...

Sunning reflection!!

Steve said...

Nick Drake? I never had you bagged for him. I understand why the images are so mellow now.

bitingmidge said...

The intense lurker thinks he's wasting his time with colour correction!

But then, we rarely get a green sky reflection.... ;-)

Cheers,
Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

raf said...

How could I have missed the Birthday Girl yesterday? All the best to you, Babooshka! Have a grand extended celebration!
And thanks for all the great reflection pointers and images this week.

Skies said...

The photo says it all... Thanks for sharing for the visit. Happy Skywatching!

The Ridger, FCD said...

The colors are gorgeous. What a stunning photo.

Naturegirl said...

Simply the most beautiful colors in this quiet reflection! Well done!

SandyCarlson said...

I love your out of the camera images. Just lovely. The sun over the distant hills seems not quite ready to go.

Happy birthday, and congratulations to Gary on the commission.

Tink *~*~* said...

You've posted some lovely shots this week. I've enjoyed browsing through them. Have a happy weekend!

My Mobile Adventures *~*~* presents - Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

Tink *~*~*

Anna said...

beautiful reflection photo, happy belated birthday, anna :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

A belated Happy Birthday and I am sorry about your friend..I didn't know how to change photos when I first got my camera and I will have to go back and look at what I took. Maybe it was a more honest me....
Michelle...

Steve Buser said...

The jade is a special something out of the ordinary for sky shots. Good work.

Wren said...

Lovely skywatch, and happy birthday!

Mojo said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, but stupidly happy to hear about Gary's new gig. Hope it works out for you both.

And "jaded" applies here in the coloring too. Love the green-tinted look. And I still love the rocks poking their heads up through the surface.

Sue said...

Once again, I enjoyed scrolling down and looking at the pics here. I love the reflection on the water. It gives me a peaceful feeling.

Thanks for your comment on my SkyWatch pics.
Happy Birthday,
Sue

Jeanne said...

The color is just amazing! WoW!

napaboaniya said...

A beautiful reflection on the water.
Sorry to hear about the passing of John Martyn :(

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely photo. And happy birthday!

Rambling Round said...

Lovely photo, sad event. Thanks for sharing your reflections.

Teri C said...

Wonderful serene reflection.

Eki Akhwan said...

First thing first: A belated (only one day late ^_^) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, B! And here's a toast to a lot many, many more birthdays to come!

And a gorgeously jaded reflective photo for a reflective day after? Perfect in every way!

Eki

Jim said...

Hi Babs, I peeked at the whole week's worth and only in this one did I recognize an item. And this one it the prettiest.
I would not have recognized this except that you pointed its reflection out.
I have been up on your Snaefell Mountain, it was a nice rail trip. I suppose you take that several times a year. I would if I lived there.
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search/label/Isle%20of%20Man
Happy SkyWatching! I'm up now with a beach scene for you.
..

Grammy said...

Thanks for stopping by.I love the reflexion. Great picture. Happy swf.
Grammy
Missouri, USA

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Gorgeous jades- You captured nature's monochromatic colors beautifully! I'm "soaking" up those lovely reflections.
(I also do not alter digitally. Nature gives us plenty of color to work with.)

Suzanne said...

That is a wonderful colour, it adds some mystery to the photo.
Happy SWF.

Olivier said...

un reflet tout en or, magique.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF. Love the reflection of the sky in the water. Have a nice weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

Your jaded image is serene and wonderful.

White Oleander said...

Beautiful shot. So pretty.

Suz Broughton said...

Happy belated birthday. Beautiful photos.

MartinC said...

It's a different way to look at the sky!

Lynette said...

You communicate universally, in image as well as in word. Your reflection series of photos and the text that accompanies them is solid proof.

Happy, happy birthday from Mama and me. Have fun at the Quiz on Friday, whatever sort it may be!

We're proud for Gary's good fortune, too.

Tash said...

Moody Blues, well, greens. Just beautiful.
I ditto the happy wish for your birthday AND Pat's wishes of consumption of the right no's of Bailey's.

Bibi said...

This photo's atmosphere is echoed here in Belgrade...winter reflections captivate me.


Drop in and have a look at my alien landscape....

Saretta said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the link, that site looks great!

Gunilla said...

Fantastic photo I really like it.

Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog

Have a nice day

Gunilla in Sweden

Robin said...

Happy birthday!

Such beautiful and peaceful stillness.

I will join you in raising a glass to John Martyn. May his memory live on.

magiceye said...

sombrely cool...

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Birthday, always fun to visit your blog space and see what new version of the sky you have found to share with us all.

RuneE said...

I'll reflect on that...

Inkivääri said...

What a gorgeus pic - sky in water!

lynn said...

Wow what a shot!

Baruch said...

Great photo! The reflection is beautiful - the colour absolutely amazing

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo with us. Let us remember to take care of our world so that generations to come may see sights like this:)

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Jim said...

I like the colors in todays reflection.

Kerri said...

Stunning!

syel said...

lovely reflection! love the combination of colours on the water. Happy SWF!

syel said...

lovely reflection! love the combination of colours on the water. Happy SWF!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love the reflection! Beautiful colors.

laxeylass said...

I recognise the lake and have never seen it so low. Very pretty again.

laxeylass said...

I recognise the lake and have never seen it so low. Very pretty again.

laxeylass said...

I recognise the lake and have never seen it so low. Very pretty again.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s an amazing photo,love the reflections!

chanpheng said...

Very reflective photo, in more ways that the usual. It's very beautiful.

And best wishes on your birthday. Sorry to read about your friend.

brattcat said...

Thanks, babooshka. This is a stunning shot. A 'green-flash' moment captured eloquently.

Mary said...

Oooo...I love this with the green! (my favorite color) Wonderful shot and colors.

Deborah Godin said...

This is spectacular, and I would be saying that even if water reflections and light were not just about my favorite nature subject!

Peter said...

So, you continue with a lot of nice reflections of all kinds! Good!

(Sorry if Im' late with the birthday congratulations... I'm a bit of a "every second day" blogger!)

Gattina said...

That's so beautiful ! It could be an aquarel painting !

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Babooshka, It was a shame on me that my come back became late for a day! It should have came together with you birthday so Happy Happy Birthday to you! May you and your Family be truly showered with so much blessings that you can ever imagine!

Lovely photo as usual! And I hope you can see my come back post! God Bless!

Steven^^

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great photo with interesting, if not eerie, color tones. Nice capture.

Phil said...

Satruday Sun on a Friday. I like that idea.

George said...

This is another beautiful picture. Thanks for showing us this week what a great job a photographer can do. It really is the person -- not a fancy camera or expensive software.

washaw said...

Terrific pictures, just lovely.

Gill - That British Woman said...

a belated Happy Birthday to you....great photo

Gill in Canada

Afanja said...

This is a very special picture with these mysterious colours.
Lovely choice for today's SWF!
Have a good weekend.

imac said...

Fantastic colour and a grand shot

Sioux said...

That is an absolutely lovely photo...as your photos are. And Happy Birthday!

Stan said...

Happy Birthday B. This is grand.

Susie of Arabia said...

Happy Birthday, My Friend. My very best wishes for you always...

The Good Life in Virginia said...

happy birthday.

a lovely shot...love the reflection and the colors in the shot.

erin

Linnea W said...

What unusual coloring and so tranquil with the soft reflections. Thanks for visiting my SWF.

Dancin' Fool said...

Hey Babooshka, beautiful picture.

Just stopped by to say we too are feeling the loss of John Martyn....what can I say.

We are having our second John Martyn session tonight listening to everything we have got and raising a glass.

I met so many sad folk today who's lives his music has accompanied. Listening to him now brings mixed emotions but time is a healer and his music and talent will endure.

Lindab said...

It was actually the lemon shades that I noticed first. Love the tree reflections.

Jackie said...

It is very sad news about John Martyn :( This photo is a lovely tribute. Hope your head isn't hurting too much.

Catherine said...

I've never seen a Jade Sky even by reflection. It's unique.
Joyeux (belated) Birthday, Babooshka. Champagne seems better than Bailey

Joyoz said...

Belated Happy Birthday Babooshka. Your name reminds me a words in Russian.
Great awakening refection of a birthday woman.

jean said...

Stunningly different shot. I agree with not removing the pebbles. Nature is perfect as it is without graphic alterations. You name, Babooshka, reminds me so much of my Grandmom, a lovely Hungarian lady who loved to cook & did not leave the house in chilly weather with out her babooshka.

Mo said...

Wonderful image as always. Hope you've had heaps of fun on you BD. Looking forward to Gary's new work.

Ruth said...

A beautiful picture. I love the subtle colours. Happy birthday! Mine is today (30th) Perhaps we were born on the same day but in different time zones that altered the date.

Tarolino said...

To be honest I didn't even notice the pebbles as my eyes were drawn to the remote mountain line and the lovely colour of the 'picture' in the water. But the pebbles do give the picture perspective so a good choice.

marley said...

As there is no Saturday post I guess last night was a good one! Great photo :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Another beautiful reflection. I really do like the colors. Hope you had a great birthday and are still celebrating.
:-)

John said...

Another great reflection shot!

Have a nice weekend.

kRiZ cPEc said...

great reflected sky watch, was it taken at dusk? Happy shooting!

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Love the jade!

gentse koppen said...

beautiful reflection in the water - obviously shot during 'the golden hour'

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