Thursday, January 28, 2010

Serenity - Skywatch

Reflections on a Skywatch Theme

Apologies to any Sci Fi fans who searched Serenity and were hoping to catch a glimpse of the cast of Firefly ( yes I am TV, film buff, uber geek in addition to the music buff bit too) but his particular image above is my own personal slice of serenity. Not your most up to date image, another of those snowy image shots I rattled off within a couple of hours in one day, knowing the next this scene would disappear, probably for another 7 years until we have any kind of snowfall worth mentioning. I did warn you the icy/ snow photos would run linger for a while but I do try and vary them. Blatant lie there. It's the same Sulby river walk as last week, further along the path with a touch of melting ice in the foreground and the stillest of reflections. You'll note reflections play a big part of the blog. Easiest shot in the world on a clear crisp Winter's day with no breeze and they are always a pretty spectacular shot even in a mere novices hand with a simple (no this is the big Nikon) point and shoot. In other words, if in doubt shoot over water. It doubles the amount of available light by bouncing it around and the flatter it is the deeper the depth of the reflection.

Short and sweet tonight and I won't be around. Babooshka does not exist but the photographer does and I will be out celebrating my Birthday for the next 3 days. Yes I know it is tomorrow, Friday, but somewhere around the world over the next three day it is Jan 29th. That's my excuse an I'm sticking to it. For more Skywatch images please click here


Carletta said...

Happy Birthday to you!
The snow made a lovely covering for this image - gorgeous reflections!

Buck said...

Happy Birthday!

And thank you for the photographic gifts!

Ramsey Mom said...

I walk by here all the time and it never looks so beautiful as this.

Regina said...

Wow love the reflections! Awesome.

Happy Birthday! All the best.
Enjoy the weekend.

Randi said...

Wow...a very poetic and lovely shot!
Happy birthday!
Have a nice trip!

Cecile LeBlanc said...

Very calming. enjoy your celebration

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful skywatch.

Anonymous said...

simply divine :)

Carver said...

Picture perfect winter day. Lovely snow topped trees and reflections in the water.

Sylvia K said...

Happy Birthday, Babooshka!! And what a gorgeous capture you're celebrating with!! Really stunning! Have a great weekend and celebrate royally!!


joo said...

Simply beautiful!
happy Birthday:)

Dewdrop said...

I LOVE reflection shots!

Happy Birthday to you!!! 3 days sounds good to me. Where's the party?! :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, B! Sorry I haven't been around - I'm way behind on my blog hopping and trying to get back into the groove. Love the reflection shot.

eden said...

Love the image and the reflection. Great shot

Louis la Vache said...

Fine capture of the reflections in the water.

Joyeux anniverssaire!

Anonymous said...


Mojo said...

Oh wow. There are no words. Bleeping amazing.

And I knew it was your birthday, though not just yet here in my part of the world. But I did have a little somethin-somethin' cooked up for it anyway. Once it's published itself (at 6:00 AM EST tomorrow) I'll send ya the link, m'kay?

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing this lovely reflection.

antigoni said...

I wish you all the best. Excellent snowy photos!

Jon Ramsey said...

Congtrats ans it is beautiful.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Nice reflection and scene!

Shrinky said...

Just popped over from Mojo's, he told us it's your birthday today - very many happy returns! Hope it's a good one..

VioletSky said...

Lovely wintery reflection.
Happy birthday.

Anonymous said...

A very, very Happy Birthday to you!

Gorgeousness. On every count.

snowelf said...

Happy birthday from a fellow firefly/serenity fan. Hope you are having a fabulous day!!

-- snow

Stine in Ontario said...

Ooooh! That is a beautiful reflection!

Happy birthday, Babooshka, from one Aquarius to another. My birthday was on the 24th and is somehow managing to stretch a few days too.

Chuck Pefley said...

What a wonderful placid and serene place to celebrate your B'Day!

Maude Lynn said...

Happy Birthday!

brattcat said...

Happy day!!! I hope sometime over the next three days you laugh so hard that something squirts out of one orifice or another...nose, eyes...

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Elisabeth said...

What a perfect title for your entry. The reflections are super and this image is truly serene.

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Marie said...

Wonderful photo as usual and a happy (belated) birthday to you, Babooshka!

Julie said...

gorgeous reflection image. Happy Birthday!

Kcalpesh said...

Stunning reflection! Awesome view!

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Glennis said...

Nice reflections of the snow covered bushes.

kRiZcPEc said...

I love the shot and happy birthday!


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