Friday, April 22, 2011

Ghostly Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 83)

Newtown, Pennsylvania (Tyer State Park)

Happy Easter!

It was a gloomy day. I looked at the bridge and there wasn't any one around but while I took the picture the woman suddenly appeared like a ghost. :)

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60 comments:

'Tsuki said...

This brown tonality is so warm... And the shape of the bridge is quite unusual too... I like it very much...

(Are you packing, yet ?)

Sistertex said...

Beautiful! We are still getting snow...
:(

Tricia said...

Maybe she was a ghost... ;)

What a beautiful scene, James... fantabulous find!!! =)

Woody said...

We have had our share of gloomy days this Spring. I'm not sure I remember how to photograph in sunlight. Happy Easter!

Lew said...

It's surprising how suddenly a scene can change between putting camera to the eye and finger to the shutter. In this case the effect changes the mood of the image. Love the bridge and the impact of the woman by the bridge!

EG Wow said...

The covered bridge makes a great reflection, James. It's hard to beat the warm fuzzy feeling a covered bridge evokes. :))

Rajesh said...

Fantastic reflections.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You have taken a wonderful photograph and added the perfect mystery of the lone person entering the covered bridge.

Great shot, James. I will catch up with you and what I have missed over the past two weeks.

Bises,
Genie

Dyche Designs said...

Bridges have a way of producing people when you least expect them . . . why is that. Great shot. Love the mirror image that's going on.

Clytie said...

The muted colors of the landscape and reflections give the picture a feeling of mystery - which is compounded by the ghost-like figure on the bridge.

Dianne said...

she almost appears to be levitating :)

I love how the bridge reflection

Jack said...

This is a nice photograph with its evocative brown hues, as well as an excellent reflection.

snowwhite said...

James, Bridge, tree, woman, reflection, everything are spooky! But at the same time so beautiful, aesthetic and mysterious. Have a great weekend!

LauraX said...

beautiful reflections James...she must have been a very fast walker!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic reflections for the day! I love the covered bridge and the water! Marvelous! Hope you have a great weekend, James!

Sylvia

Rekha said...

beautiful reflection with the ghost added in for effect.

Joanne said...

That is amazing, so clear! Happy Easter:)

Mama Zen said...

I was so caught up in the reflection that I didn't even see the woman at first!

Reader Wil said...

Perfect reflection!

Thérèse said...

The plus the image needed...

Lucka said...

Great shot with the covered bridge reflection. Have a great weekend!

Thom said...

I love the brown tone in this with the hint of green. Excellent I wonder if that is Casperette LOL Great job my friend and Happy Easter to you and Vicki (and the cats of course)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hi James, please help and delete the #13 post of mine... bad link!

Merci beaucoup,
Genie

Halcyon said...

Very neat reflection! I love covered bridges too.

Luis Gomez said...

Great colors!

Leovi said...

Excellent color, and a nice texture. The reflections create a wonderful simetrñia. Greetings ..

texwisgirl said...

thanks for hosting this great forum. the photo above is gorgeous (dang woman intruder!) :)

Gine said...

Presque un reflet d'automne. Beaucoup de force dans cette image !

BJ Roan said...

Perfection! Love that a 'ghostly person' decided to step into the shot.

awarewriter said...

Excellent James. I like the earthy colors and the 'softness' of the image. No over the top colors. No oversharpening. Just good photography.

Carola said...

Great bridge reflection, the woman makes it magical. Every reflection has something magical and you show us that.

Malyss said...

Maybe it's Francesca looking for Kincaid.. Do you know in which movie?..I love this picture, the colors and the mood, so romantic..

Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing atmosphere of mystery throughout this whole photo! Like a snapshot of other worlds in other times! Very beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

Delightful! I would love to see that bridge! So glad to find your meme, too. Thank you for the challenge and the opportunity.

Evelyn S. said...

What a delightful meme to discover today! It will be a great challenge for me each week. Thank you!

Alexa said...

Gorgeous! I love those shots that reveal themselves to you well after you've taken them. Or perhaps she IS a ghost . . .

Francisca said...

Your subject, including the ghost, make a fine reflection, James!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, I love old covered bridges but one with a wonderful reflection is even better. Great shot James.

Louis la Vache said...

Very, very fine, James!

Becky and Gary said...

I love covered bridges, and this is an awesome reflection. A bit spooky.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
B.

MarieElizabeth said...

This shot shows that even in the blah of winter and early spring, beauty can be anywhere.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The reflections are so various, it's quite surprising.

lotusleaf said...

A ghostly scene, but beautiful!

Kaori said...

I got shivers when reading your post! How mysterious! But lovely reflection as always :-)

MsRay said...

Amazing shot!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ooooh,Oooooh, those are supposed to be ghost sounds James.
I guess it always pays to stick around for the perfect shot.
: )

F R E J A said...

Sweet rusty earth focal with a touch of green.. lovely matte & shine in division, cleverly crafted!

Ann said...

You mean that Joseph and Mary figure at the tree branch?

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Che bella questa foto James...

Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

Dina said...

Wow, I bet you surprised her too.
Hope she was not planning to jump.

Pat said...

That is an AWESOME shot! She does indeed, seem like an apparition!

Stickup Artist said...

Talk about the decisive moment. One second more and you would have missed the woman! Love the muted earth tones with the shot of green, the bridge and the little bench on the right, and of course, the reflection.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Wind said...

Happy Easter and Good Light!
My regards from Romania!

ruma said...

The heart is calmed by the reflection.
I enjoy a good old feeling.

Thank you, JAMES.
ruma

...louciao... said...

I think it's Meryl Streep hoping that Clint Eastwood's going to come back (if you haven't seen the Bridges of Madison County you won't have a clue what I'm talking about)

Hooked on Memes said...

So still, so beautiful! Happy Easter.

beatrice De said...

Le reflet de nos âmes !!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello James!
This picture is magnificent with all lovely reflections!The bridge is beautiful, the scenery is romantic, just perfect!
We lose this "weekend reflection edition", please don't be mad okay!I thought it was the better idea because we couldn't visit friends and leave messages and comments during our trip in "TOSCANY"! YESSSSS!!!!
We thought about you and Vicki a lot during this trip, we are sure you friends would love there!
I hope your back is fine, please take care and good luck with all preparation for CALI.
hugs to you and Vicki and purrs to the little ones!
Léia

Rebecca said...

This is just beautiful.

bettyl said...

What a lovely shot of a lovely bridge. I love such old and enduring bridges.