Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reflections

We may have had summer-like temperatures for the last few days, but as you can see, there's still plenty of snow on the mountains. This was taken down at city beach after the opening reception last Friday. POAC gallery is so close to city beach that I often head down there after receptions to unwind and savor both the energy from a successful opening and the beauty of this spot. So delightful that the sun had not quite dipped behind the mountains.


I got a kick out of these birds, all lined up on the log. Anyone know what they are?  Most of them were turned facing out toward the lake so pardon the row of bird behinds...


What really captured my attention, once I zoomed in on them, was the wonderful patterning in the ripples and reflections of the surrounding water. Would love to recreate that on fabric with paint or shibori.





No tripod so a few of the shots were blurred, but I rather like the soft effect that blurring gave the shot below.

5 comments:

Olga said...

Sheila, if the photos had been taken in the UK I would say that the birds look like coots. I love what you have captured in your photos, and I hope that you get to use them somehow.

Fran├žoise said...

Great pictures!
Yes, they look like what we call "poules d'eau", or "foulques", in French. I just saw some of them this morning.The babies have red heads. I think they're indeed the same birds as coots in England.

Felicity said...

Lovely photos! The snow is just disappearing from the mountains (the Jura) here now the weather has finally warmed up. I love the light you've captured. I was going to say coots too, they don't seem to look any different to the ones we see in Europe.

bj parady said...

They are, I think, American coots. Love the pics!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Coots! Of course - we do have them here. I've just never seen them at this beach. Usually it's the gulls that take up residency on the log... Thanks everyone.