Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunlit river bed - My World

Mud glorious mud!

My World



This is typical. I had this image planned for Blog Action Day, something I very much wanted to be part of. You were all going to get a rant about looking after the place you live re Climate change but of course Blogger was not being at all cooperative and decided my scheduled post just wouldn't get published. However many times I tried to re submit it get kicking the image out. Never mind you get the image of the Sulby River, riverbed at it's lowest I've seen it for a very long time. Go back over my previous image and you will see this is usually quite a swollen river. Well will do get more than our fair share of rain here. Normally I wouldn't be able to actually walk this far down and sink into the mud but I just couldn't resist those delicious golden golden and bronze tones bouncing around off the sunlight, leaving that tiny patch of blue in the centre puddle. That's how you can tell this is afternoon, not evening, the blue sky. Trick is shoot with your back to the sun, and the image will naturally darken and you can just bounce the light around in those watery puddles. Image is a little bigger than normal so you can have a better view. Who say mud isn't pretty? A pain to clean off thought. Photography dirty job, but someone has to do it.


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36 comments:

Buck said...

It almost looks like a photo from the Space Station. Very nice!

marley said...

Great golden photo. Nice to have you back B. Hope all is good with you :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shot, Babooshka! The colors are marvelous -- never thought I'd ever say that about mud!!!

Sylvia

Carver said...

I never knew mud could be so beautiful. Great shot and discussion too.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Oh I've got Flanders & Swann in my head now and they're going to be there all night!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Yep, me too - Flanders & Swann! Strange that after so much rain your Sulby River is so low! Interesting light achieved with your back to the sun technique.
Janice.

Erin said...

thanks for getting down and dirty to capture this marvelous shot of the river. i so like the crater-esq look.

have a fab week.

Luiz Ramos said...

Glorious mud, beautiful shot and colours.
Congrats.
Luiz Ramos
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Martha Z said...

Beautiful image even if it is mud.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

First I thought maybe it's a shot from an airoplane above Amazonas :)
It's a beautiful shot with that special light and that kind of colours!

Snap said...

Wow! The prettiest mud I've ever seen ... the colors and reflection. Gorgeous!

Kim said...

Mud never looked so pretty.

Jackie said...

That's a gorgeous photo - it was worth the wait :)

Photo Cache said...

Never seen mud so pretty as this before.

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Marie said...

When I first saw your photo I thought you had taken it from a plane and what it showed was mountains and lakes! Great photo!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: That is a neat view of the river. I love the sun reflections.

Lew said...

Beautiful colors! As for the low water level, maybe you have water poachers (Is there a Manx word for poacher?) upstream.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

wow I never have seen such glorious mud great shot

pam said...

Hey B, where you been? This is so surreal.

maryt/theteach said...

Babooshka, a wonderful shot of mud! whoda thunk it would be so beautiful? That's a real photographer for you! Great job!

Gail's Man said...

OK, so where's the hippos?
Fab shot. Hope they don't try and build here too.

eileeninmd said...

What a great photo of the MUD! Thanks for sharing your awesome photo.

brattcat said...

Thank you for your persistence. And I bet you have the softest feet after your mud bath. Or perhaps your boots have the softest soles.

JOE TODD said...

It rained all last week here in Ohio during our "Fair" Now we have a sea of mud. Not only that in Toledo we have the Mud Hens a baseball team.

Ashton-under-Lyne said...

Wonderful colours, Babooshka!

Reminds me of a walk on the Pennine moors after a week's heavy rain!

Gaelyn said...

That is one superb shot. Worth getting a little muddy. Love the light dancing on the water.
I had trouble with blogger uploading pics the other day also.

siva // ശിവ said...

Good work...

Arija said...

Sheer beauty!!!
Isn't mud great?

Jilly said...

Such beautiful golds and bronzes in this image. Amazing how good mud can look! Loved Gary's political cartoon yesterday. Good for him.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Mud and sepia just seem to go together. The term "sepia" sounds right for the photo too!

Mojo said...

Wow! That really IS low. Nice tonality here. I've always heard that if you like the light in front of you, turn around and look behind you. It pays. Nicely done Babs!

Anonymous said...

Just love the mood and the colours in this. Cracking shot. Surprised that you've never seen the Sulby this low before though.

mannanan said...

OOPS don't know why it called me anonymous. Keep up the great work.

Della said...

Beautiful...mud..!!

Christina Klas said...

who would have thought mud could be so beautiful... this is a real neat shot... at a quick first glance I thought this was the sky...

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Simonetta Genova said...

Sunlit Babooshka's heart.

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