Saturday, July 17, 2010

(Day 193) A midsummer evening’s dream

Mon. July 12, 2010

After seeing the beautiful sunset last night, I decided I had to return by myself tonight for a longer look, and to shoot from a different area. Some clouds had lingered from thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon and they contributed to another gorgeous sunset. I’ll have to share some of those shots on a future Sunset Sunday.

As the sun set and the light started fading away, I made my way slowly along this portion of the Trent-Severn Waterway back to our cottage. This waterway is always a bustling scene during daytime in the summer as vacationers enjoy this very scenic route. However, now that dusk was settling, all was calm and people relaxed on or near their boats. It provided a wonderful opportunity to capture the mood of a summer day coming to a perfect end.

(18-55mm  f5.6  1/13 sec  ISO800)

10 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

I really like this one! The reflections in low light are incredible. I really like the orange/yellow lights glittering in the water that's as smooth as glass.

darlin said...

This is stunning Rick, I am "wowed" by the reflections, the stillness and the colors. Wonderful capture!

imac said...

Beautiful reflections Rick, also such a beaut of a shot.

Scott said...

Love the beautiful reflections as well as the lights in this. Nice work.

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - I had turned to go back to the cottage after making a number of sunset photos. This scene presented itself and I just couldn't go back till I had made a few here too. Thank you Carolyn.

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you Darlene. I found the scene captivating.

Rick said...

@imac - thank you mac!

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks Scott; I too found that the lights just added that little something to an already lovely scene.

Katherine said...

Visually delightful Rick! I wish I could have walked along there with my camera at the ready also. What a beautiful scene... love it! Your photo is wonderful as always

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you; and that wasn't even my intended subject! Sometimes the scene just presents itself.