Thursday, July 09, 2009

Not virgin territory but mine

A river runs through it


Yes cryptic titles and cloak and dagger shenanigans greet you here for this weeks peek at the sky. It's not the Atlantic of course, just the little biddy Sulby river meandering gently. All we be revealed soon, but not just yet. Before I wade in headlong into unknown waters, or shall we say Virgin territory like the uncharted waters and previously not captured angle above. I need to be as clear and calm as this image. You know a bit of(shall we throw in some annoying corporate speak) blue sky thinking, and bottom fishing for those thinking outside the box. Now if we just add water, get our ducks in a row, behind the curve we may be able to float that balloon and land that plane on the right track.


Relax and wander up the little path on the right into the nature reserve or into town. Up to you which way you go. For me the only way is up, up and away in well possibly a beautiful balloon would be nice, but that is maybe verging on the ridiculous along the still waters of the river. No planes, trains and automobiles for me just plain sailing upstream on a sailboat or maybe a yacht would be nice, destination my own private island at the peak of this image. Now that would be real Virgin territory and not at all original, erm unlike this photo shall we say.



Check out this link here about the blog. It's totally mad and it's not me.

99 comments:

Erin said...

like the sulby and your interesting post. beautiful capture.
have a lovely weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful picture. The water is crystal clear and very still.

Müge said...

Very beautiful photo dear Babooshka!

RuneE said...

A colourful scene - a pleasure to watch. Peace and calm.

PS Dare I venture a guess at a polarization filter?

Sylvia K said...

Mmmmm makes me want to float down this one! Gorgeous shot! Read a lot of mystery in this post! I'm tuned in! Have a great weekend, Babooshka!

Ken said...

I read about it in the other place. You go girl and get em.

Photo Cache said...

It's quite serene out there. The reflection is very very nice addition.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Just beautiful capture, and yes, just dream on, without dreams the journey ends for unknown waters.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful scenery! Lovely reflections, a calm scen to look at. :)

Brian Miller said...

nice shot...ready to throw my line in...

cara said...

Am breathing out as I write this... calllllmmmmm

Calm Energy said...

Beautifully relaxing view of this river setting.
I really liked your commentary... I read the one below about Yiarn... fun to read... I Googled it to read more about it and your post comes up on the first page.
*A wonderful weekend to you*
~Maria

Carletta said...

Lovely shot!
I wouldn't mind floating along the peaceful waterway.
The reflections are super.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

SandyCarlson said...

Funny, punny, full of mystery, and wonderful.

bitingmidge said...

Virgin' on a dogfight eh? Maybe my Spitfirecan be put into service.

Swinging bridge be darned! ;-)

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous scenery!

I just love the reflections and the twisted feeling in this shot.
It is moody and calming at the same time..

Wonderful shot!

P said...

Wat'sup B? Calm like the river.

Mojo said...

Alright... I'm totally -- and I mean that in every sense -- confused. The video? Ummm. All I can say is... well... WTF?

But congratulations on what is quite possibly a record for cliche density in your opening paragraph. I'm impressed.

Oh, and a kick butt photo too -- as always.

Grace and Bradley said...

Such a beautiful scenery of perfect tranquility. I can see the reflection of the sky in the water. Beautiful!

Jack and Joann said...

Ok, you got us all hooked on your hook, you just need to reel us into your intriguing web. Oh, I'm curious. I'll just have to be patient.

J Bar said...

That's beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Stephen said...

I just checked out Facebook and the link. I am telling you this as your friend, be careful. You are 100% in the right but think about who you are taking on this time. I understand why you are spitting feathers, but you are one person against a huge organization. You can't win them all and you could end up in a nasty stand off. Maybe let this one go and concentrate on the small fry. We all know you are right but you know that doesn't always mean you will win. Please be careful.

Stephen

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful soothing waters! A dreamy landscape! But often, as the cliche warns, still u nknown waters run deep with hidden, treacherous snags!

Babooshka said...

Stephen- I know you are right, but you no me and I can't let it go. They either pull the image or pay me. It's theft and I don't care how big a company they are. I will be careful though.

Carver said...

This looks like somewhere I'd like to be. Beautiful photograph. I think a kayak and a light pack and heading into the unknown would be what I'd like to do. Especially if I could pull up on the bank, jump on a hot air balloon for a while then back down to my kayak which miraculously landed where the balloon came down.

Stephen said...

Tread very carefully if you intend to do what I think you will do. I will speak to a lawyer friend and see how the ground lies and let you know.

Anonymous said...

Sublime.

Jacob said...

Bucolic! Serene! Outstanding!

Della said...

Here by way of a link passed on by a friend on Facebook. I know a copyright lawyer. I have passed your details onto and a brief overview. US law maybe different to UK but laws are laws right! Your photos are amazing.

alicesg said...

A beautiful scenery and love the sky reflected in the water. And you can really write very well. I wish I could write as well as you. Have a nice weekend.

TCKK said...

I love this!! Beautiful!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Here's to the secret handshake! Here here.

Anna said...

That is one peaceful image!
Anna :)

VioletSky said...

This makes me feel I could float forever just staring up at that clear blue sky

Gaelyn said...

It's a very peaceful scene, unlike what may happen to some thief. You go girl. And up in a balloon sounds delightful.

Guy D said...

That shot is nothing short of perfect.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Olivier said...

magnifique paysage, bravo pour la photo
splendid landscape, bravo for the photograph

Carolyn said...

A beautiful, peaceful capture. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Smiles

Regina said...

So serene.
Beautiful shot as always.

Have a nice weekend.
Regina

Pietro said...

Splendid scenery!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

the sulby looks serene and inviting, but i'm looking forward to the next instalment concerning the Virgin territory

Jilly said...

Stunner of the photograph, Babooshka. You'll find Mark Cavendish on Monte C. today.

Hilda said...

The image is gorgeous (as usual!) and the scenery so peaceful but I am so distracted by your intriguing hints! What are you up to, Babooshka?! :)

Mirage said...

Its a sanctuary for those who simply want to relax...lovely!

Babooshka said...

Hilda. Me up to something Noooooooo! It's naughty people who thieve images and don't pay for usage that need to be on their toes this morning. I'm coming for you.

Jilly Say hello to Mark, well wave as he cycles by.

Kaye said...

Peaceful.

magiceye said...

brilliant blues!

Bim said...

I do enjoy the peaceful scene - and the words :)

Maalie said...

Oh, is that really on the Isle of Man? I was in the Cumbria fells yesterday and could see it as clear as crystal. In fact my mobile phone was locking on to an IoM signal and I even got a welcome note!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo and all the more so reading your story behind the view. Thanks for adding interesting scenes to Sky Watch Friday.

bowledover said...

I really enjoy visiting your site. The entries are always very interesting and the pictures first rate.Thank you.
This weeks capture is full of pensive mood and tranquillity.
Have a great weekend.

Marie Reed said...

This is so Zen!I suddenly want to meditate and search within myself for the direct intuitive apperception of Buddha nature........nah... snore.... I want to go water skiing there instead!

PS. Whoever made that video is a real basket case! Did she even pronounce triskelion correctly? Somebody should really confiscate her webcam!

J said...

Lol, good use of corporo-babble!

Maria said...

I agree, what a peaceful Zen scene!
Have a nice weekend!

Arlene said...

what a peaceful scene! Such a nice day for a photo shoot.

Thanks for the visit!

Have a nice weekend!

Ramsey Mom said...

I walk my dog down this here most days. Ramsey town is ugly in the centre but we do have some pretty open spaces. Should have seen this when it was a landfill sight.

laxeylass said...

Would make a lovely postcard. Why don't you put a calender together. I'd buy. Good luck with the thieves.

Alexander said...

Beautiful skies neatly reflected off the water in the river. Well taken.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Sandi McBride said...

Just one more reason I've always dreamed of living on a House Boat...lovely shot of a quietly meandering river! Congratulations on Post of the Day nomination from David!
Sandi

Rambling Round said...

Ah, Peace like a River!

B SQUARED said...

A most enjoyable place on a beautiful day.

Pacey said...

Wow, what a peaceful scenic place. Great shot as always. Peerless!

Ken said...

Hey POTD. Well done again kidda.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful sky. I am feeling more peaceful already!

Luiz Ramos said...

Clear and calm view. Beautiful shot.

syel said...

such a lovely scene! i wouldn't mind spending my entire day here.

Anonymous said...

As always you never disappoint.

Merisi said...

Such a pristine looking river!
May all the dreams you persue come true,
Merisi

Congratulations on David's Post of the Day Award! :-)

Babooshka said...

To anon, many thanks but is it possible just to include a name in your text. Just be being over cautious as skywatch does attract the spammers.

Mike said...

Lovely shot!
My Skywatch

Lily Hydrangea said...

the suspense is unbearable!...OK, I shall stare into your beautiful picture just to try and remain calm than!

Enigma said...

GREAT reflection shot! Beautiful!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Very pretty shot, love the reflections. Good luck with the fight.

Mo said...

What a magical place. I can imagine faeries, elves and goblins living around here

Mo said...

What a magical place. I can imagine faeries, elves and goblins living around here

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

What a lovely peaceful shot.
It makes me long for the holidays.

Dewdrop said...

Gorgeous... the river water like glass... completely reflective and transparent all at once. Masterful.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

This scene is so peaceful and calming .... breathtakingly beautiful, B,.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic ,lovely and beautiful !! This is great..Unseen Rajasthan

Ida said...

Gorgeous!
So clear and peaceful.

I've been reading all the comments now, to try to understand the essence here...
I hope that justice will win.
Your pictures are your belongings!!!

Have a great weekend! :)

indicaspecies said...

Oh, I loved this peaceful image. Excellent post. Congratulations on the mention at the POTD.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love a good mystery, Babooshka. I look forward to learning more.

Neat river photo with lovely reflections!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I simply love this capture of the reflecive sky on the stream. I did a lot of stream fishing as a youngster and always loved it.

Gail's Man said...

Very cryptic message today. Have you been reading too many spy thrillers?
Good river, surprised that there's so few ripples.

marley said...

What is going on?! A secret handshake!!

Baruch said...

Wow, that looks like such a beautiful area and the water is so clear!

Louis la Vache said...

What a refreshing image to view, Babooshka!

Karen said...

Oh, I can just imagine myself in a rowboat on that river....so serene..so calming..

Very cool shot !!

Love your friend and the handshake.. :-)

Somebody stole an image of yours? You go get 'em. That is theft, pure and simple!!

I'm all for standing up for my rights and going where angels fear to tread. The hubby reckons I'll get shot one day :-)

introspection said...

I guess this is what it means when they say 'Picture Perfect'. And the words intriguing.
Congrats for POTD nomination.

Arija said...

Getting immersed in th river, I hardly noticed the sky...and there it was. Love your shot but your intimate knowledge of corporate speak shocks me...

tapirgal said...

It's a nice place to rest. I'm in no hurry,but let's see what comes next.

Hildegarde said...

An inviting view. Your text is probably fun too but between brackets : I can't read white on black (it gives me a long after image).

Digital Polaroids said...

What a wonderful place... I miss Summer!

http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/

Sherry Stewart said...

I'd love to go walking with you!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd hold your hand.

Danial said...

this is beautiful shot and look like to paradise.

Liam said...

Pretty but it is boring in Ramsey. Only old ladies and dogs in the park.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Lovely scene. I like the composition.

Anonymous said...

That's more like it. Picture perfect.

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