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Friday, January 1, 2010

A view over the Harties Dam


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a late afternoon view over the Hartebeesport Dam, South Africa, resulting in some exquisite reflections!

After Julie's comment below, I decided to add these words to the post :  this picture was for me one of the most profound lessons in photography (so far), it was getting late, everyone in a hurry, but I was compelled to take a few (hurried) shots anyway.   I left, not really expecting much.  The fact that a few of the pictures (including the one above) came out, for me was a valued lesson in "capturing the moment" - take that picture no matter what, because you may never come back to the same spot under the same conditions - I wrote a post last year on exactly that - click here to read it - be sure to click back to the post and to link to the other participants of Skywatch, LATSOF and Weekend Reflections).




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28 comments:

Marites said...

so calm, so serene...it's beautiful. Happy new year!!

Stine in Ontario said...

Lovely view. Love the reflection!

Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely view and reflection. Great photo. Happy New Years.

Spiderdama said...

This is very beautiful, sky and reflection:-)

Ralph said...

The mountains and sky are stunning. The heavenly reflection of the pale blue sky is beautiful, the mountain as impressive on the watery surface too. South Africa looks to be of stunning beauty, so we get to think about this faraway place through photos like these. Wonderful looks. Happy New Year Gena!

Julie said...

Gena, your shot reflects the immensity as well as the beauty of our natural world. It must have been awe-inspiring to come upon such beauty of land, sea, and sky on a day when everything was so still and so clear.

I wish you a happy and healthy journey into twenty ten.

awarewriter said...

You certainly captured the moment Gena. This is a marvelous photo, suitable for framing. Happy New Year.

Quilt Works said...

This is so beautiful! So calm and pretty! More like glass than water!


...wet sand reflections!

Tinsie said...

"Take the picture no matter what" - I totally agree with the sentiment. Some of my best pictures have been taken in the spur of the moment. This one that you've posted is amazing!

Happy new year!

Serendipity said...

That's a beautiful scene. Happy new year :)

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful. The reflections are so clear, and this is such a serene landscape. Wonderful capture! Kathy

Gena D said...

Responses : Thanks Ralph - South Africa is beautiful, yes. I like to think there is beauty everywhere and we just need to open our eys to see it - that is why I love photography!!! Gena

Gena D said...

Response: Hi Julie - thanks for popping by! So glad you enjoyed this shot - after your comment I added some words, about the essence of capturing the moment here is the link : http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/2009/05/capturing-moment.html

This was one of those "it's getting late, in a hurry, hope it comes out, but need to capture the moment at all costs" shot and it was worth it.

Wishing you a fantastic new year too! and hope to see you back again.
Gena @ thinking aloud

Gena D said...

Responses :
hello Marites - thanks for visiting and your feedback. happy new yar to you too!

Hello Stine! thanks for visiting, your feedback too! Visited yr blog - loved the icy relfection!!

Thanks Eileen!!!

thanks Spiderdama for the feedback! enjoyed your picture very much too!!

Thanks soo much for the feedback!!! Loved you Em & Roscoe too!

thank you - loved your Cape Cod capture too!

Thx Tinsie!

Hi there Serendipity thanks for popping by. Loved yr sunset and monochrome pic too!! here's to a great 2010

Gena D said...

Response: Thank you Kathy, loved your park View Reflections shots! Gena @ thinking aloud

VP said...

I love this image: for a hurried shot this is more near to perfection than many others seen around.

Maia said...

This is an amazing reflection shot, picture perfect. In my experience, these hurried shot turn out to be the best ones. This one looks like a beautiful painting.

Regina said...

Such an awesome reflection!
Happy New Year!

Woody said...

I really like the pale hues in the sky to the right. Nature makes such magnificent shades! The reflection of the landscape is stunning. I bet there are several great shot waiting at the top!

wenn said...

lovely sky and reflection!

JM said...

This is gorgeous!
My best wishes for 2010, Gena!

Mona Sweden said...

Beautiful. It looks so calm and soothing.

James said...

Hello Gena. This picture is really beautiful. I love the reflection on the water and little details like the lone bird soaring high above.

Helena said...

This is a beautiful photo! The reflection gives one such a sense of peace and stillness. The perfect place to stop and breathe in the beauty. :)

VioletSky said...

What a beautiful view.
This is one reason I love digital and I always carry my camera with me.

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

It's exquisite! I love the bend in the water and the reflections of the clouds. Very nicely captured. Great job!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

-Tisha

Evelyn Howard said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Gena D said...

Hi Tisha (LATOF),
thanks so much for your feedback and for hosting this meme!!
happy new year to you!!
Gena @ thinking aloud
http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

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