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Compared with the previous picture, this picture was taken in the opposite direction. I have managed to keep the rising sun just out of the picture to the right behind the pine tree.

comments (32)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2009, 01:05
Another superb pastoral, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ray, I feel a bit pastoral smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Aug 2009, 06:36
Well the young man gives a great sense of perspective Louis. Stunning reflections
Louis: Thank you zed - merry reflections they are.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2009, 06:54
What a splendid image Louis!
Louis: Thank you Chris
Now this I like Louis, seems calm and cold to me. The lad adds a further dimension o nce you find him.
Louis: He doesn't stand out, but without him the picture is the poorer. I have others without him and one when his mom joined. They are just not the same. Thanks Les.
Not easy to spot at first glance but well worth the inclusion Louis. Thoses trees are fantastic and the reflections just superb.
Louis: You are right about the young man and his contribution. The pic that I have without him is (as you said) just not the same. Thanks Chad.
Just superb Louis. The tones are fabulous!
Louis: Thank you richard - as you know, early mornings are special.
Waw, nice shot. And reflection's trees are superbes. Congratulations.
Louis: Thank you emeterio
very serenic view
Louis: Early mornings are worth getting up for smile
Three lil men here. beautiful place you shot.
Louis: Thank you Delia smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2009, 12:15
Oh, een heel mooie foto, opgenomen op een wat mistige ochtend - prachtige reflecties in het vijver- alles nog zo zacht en verstild- een fijn sfeertje dat ik hou van- en met het jongetje mocht het heel goed gaan zoals met mij als ik je foto bekijk!
Louis: Mist in de bergen gaf nog altijd zo een romatische sfeer
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 31 Aug 2009, 13:00
Young man is not the subject here. I had to search for him. The tree reflections are the stars.
Louis: Can you see the tree bending over to welcome the young man? Well to tell the truth I was taking some pics of the trees and more for their reflections than anything else. The boy walked into this picture. Viewing the various pics next to each other, I realised that however small he is in this picture, without him it is not the same.
The reflections remain + +
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 31 Aug 2009, 13:34
Wonderful reflection Louis
Louis: Thank you vintage
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 13:37
I agree with Mary, Louis. I had to search for the young man, too. Those trees are definitely the "stars" of this image. The hint of the rising sun gives this an ethereal feel. It's wonderful!
Louis: I'll paste the same answer as to Mary:
Can you see the tree bending over to welcome the young man? Well to tell the truth I was taking some pics of the trees and more for their reflections than anything else. The boy walked into this picture. Viewing the various pics next to each other, I realised that however small he is in this picture, without him it is not the same.
The reflections remain + +
Thank you Ginnie smile
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2009, 13:48
loving this
Louis: Thank you Samarth
A composition that thanks to the title of the work makes you introduce in the reflexes. I'like, Louis! (Thanks for your comment ... ahh! Are not at war lol!)
Louis: Thank you José-Angel - yes, you have to look closely.
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 31 Aug 2009, 15:03
Louis: Thank you Aisha
Beautiful landscape and composition.
Louis: Thank you Frank
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 16:31
That is amazing pastoral smile) Reflection is fantastic .
Louis: Thank you MARIANA, well reflected smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 17:45
It appears like the trees are talking amongst each other about the little boy. The trees in the middle and on the left are talking like old ladies do about the tree on the right trying to make friends with the boy... full of meaning and a wonderful image, Louis.
Louis: I am so in agreement with your observation - especially about the tree welcoming the kid.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2009, 19:44
OMG Louis this is wonderful, the trees look like lace/kant...
stunning reflections
I am glad the young man in there too, these trees are impressive.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. Lace-like - nice description.
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 31 Aug 2009, 20:14
Very nicely composed. smile
Louis: Thanks Kay - the trees helped some smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2009, 20:16
magnifiques, ces arbres et leurs reflets.
Louis: Vous remercier Marie. Je suis d'accord avec vous.
far better Louis, the colours are so much more naturalsmile
Louis: Yes, those blues are unbelievable. Same sky, different direction (not 100% into the sun) and the sky is still blue. I think another time of day it would have been washed.
I have commented on this before, long ago. Our winter sky, shooting south, can sometimes be amazingly blue in a picture - more than the naked eye can tell. I would not know the technical reasons for this.
For comparison you can check this picture http://louis.shutterchance.com/photoblog/A_bird_on_the_wire_/
In the end I will agree that the colours could be considered to be not so natural.
This is a delight Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill
Wow Louis!
Louis: Thanks Stefania
Oh wow Louis. This is just beautiful.
Louis: Thank you Richard
Exactly what I like !!!
So a likey Monsieur Louis !
Louis: I am so honoured, thank you Zebigleb
Beautiful - love the reflection here...right hand side....is it a small bush standing on the side or is it reflections from the trees....I love it when I ask my self question like that, thanks to your picture smile
Louis: I think that may be the young man of the picture smile
The boy giving scale. Perfect reflection.Beautiful light. A masterpiece.
Louis: Thank you Albert - masterly worded smile
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 14 Oct 2009, 11:34
Dagnammit Louis! Everytime I browse your blog I get homesick - I'm draughting an official letter of complaint as we speak! tongue
Louis: No use complaining, you made a grown-up choice. Grandfather always said that one should take responsibility. smile Oh yes, I sat before a similar choices and silly as it may sound - I kept on thinking of watermelons in summer and how I am going to miss them.
Just swallow hard and you will get over it. No use writing long letters to your MP grin
  • Maria
  • South Africa
  • 23 Oct 2009, 22:30
i just looove photos with reflections. waar is die foto geneem? lyk soos lekker plaas lewe iewers...
Louis: Dit is by Dullstroom tydens ons jaarlikse uithourit met die perde daar. Plek met die naam van Elandsfontein.
am soo loving d reflection on water (mirror image)
Louis: Thank you Hadassah!

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