Friday, October 7, 2011

Time out

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."  (Elizabeth Lawrence)

So we went out early this evening to a part of the picturesque Rideau Canal to do just that. We met a young lad out for a stroll with his dog, and both of them were obviously enjoying one of the few remaining warm evenings of this beautiful Indian summer. A short while later we came across a father who'd taken his young son and daughter to go fishing off a bridge across the nearby Rideau River (coincidentally I was on this bridge exactly a year ago). It seemed like we each had left something much less important undone.

(18-55mm  f9.0  1/5 sec  ISO200)

click on image for a better view

21 comments:

Katherine said...

Rick your Autumn pictures are truly beautiful. I love the reflections in the river..so pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is stunning.Calm,peaceful water and those gorgeous colours.I love it.

Cloudia said...

breathtaking!



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darlin said...

Rick to do this photo justice one has to enlarge it, it's just that beautiful! The reflection is perfect and the colors are astounding, you did it again... impressed the heck right outta me!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photo of the autumn. Have a nice weekend to you.

Farmchick said...

The reflection is stunning.

Lúcia said...

Perfect quotation for this photo!
Have a good weekend! ;-)

Fábio Martins said...

Very good details on this picture.
I liked the reflections

Saz said...

What a gorgeous shot Rick! Looks so beautiful there. I would love to be there, just enjoying the weather.

magda said...

Rick, your photos is great!!!
Wonderful colors, reflections, peace!!!
Many greetings

imac said...

Real amazing work Rick, perfectionist at your best.

pumpkydine said...

Water must just calm when you stroll up! Ha Ha! I can't seem to find any river, lake or even a mud puddle that will be that calm for me! LOL! Wonderful shot!

teca said...

What a wonderful picture, honey!
Loved it!
Have a great Sunday!!!!
Hugs, sweet beijos, flores, colors and love.

Marty said...

it's so important to take time for simple things ! life is too short and everybody runs runs runs for what ?!
we all will come at the same time at the end of the year !!! c'est pas vrai ça Rick ?? alors prendre le temps de vivre and enjoy life ! Yes !
voilà c'est dit ! Autumn is so beautiful in your country ! here aussi! but today il pleut !!!
belle journée à toi Rick et des gouttes de bisous over the ocean !
merci pour tes wonderful mots !!

Soraia Brito said...

Great shot! :D
I love the reflex in the water :D

Roberto Machado Alves said...

This picture seems a painting. I loved it.

Greetings from Roberto.

Carmi said...

I'm so glad you crossed Darlene's path, Rick, as your work is beyond divine. I get the sense that you see your world with a similar sense of curiosity, and that's always been what drives me as a photographer and a journalist.

Looking forward to sharing more perspectives with you.

Carolina said...

It's spectacular. With effect very well made.

lisa said...

What a gorgeous reflection Rick!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Nothing is more beautiful in Autumn to see it in a reflection. A place you need to return to every year at this time.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the reflection and colors. We see a spackling of color here, but nothing that makes a beautiful picture. Have a good weekend.