Friday, June 24, 2011

Island Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 92)

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California

Vicki and I love to take evening walks on Balboa Island. Normally I watch the sunset but this time I turned around in time to discover some pretty cool reflections. About a second after I took this shot a duck swam by and ruined the reflections. :)


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66 comments:

  1. It is so still, like a mirror. I can understand why you go there so often.

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  2. Now that's what I call a backyard! Fabulous reflections.

    Ouch! Hope the epidural goes well James.

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  3. Wow, beautiful capture. There are so many reflections at play here.

    Hope the injection isn't too painful, have a great weekend.

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  4. Yes, a perfect mirror. Good thing you got the shot before the duck messed up the mirror. Nice colors too.

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  5. Lovely scene, nicely captured. I hope your epidural helps!!

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  6. A perfect shot! You can even turn the photo upside down and don't see the difference.

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  7. What a wonderful reflection shot! I can't believe the water is so still for such a mirror image.

    Good luck on your epidural - I hope all comes out well for you.

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  8. Now, THIS is quite a mirror reflection, minus the mirror.

    Hope the epidural brings you relief.

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  9. The thing I notice first is how still water is. Perfect reflection.

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  10. That is a picture perfect reflection! You obviously caught it right in time.
    Good luck with your procedure this morning!

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  11. What perfect timing, that is beautiful.

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  12. Great reflections! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Great reflections! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. beautiful reflections James...mirror perfect!

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  15. beautiful shot!!! and speaking of shots, i hope yours goes well (and painlessly?!)

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  16. I'm with you for the epidural..I went to hospital today, and have big problems with my knee..
    And I can't link! I tried the way you explained last week , but could not.

    Lyckily, your picture offers some peace and serenity.Sometimes it's good to get lost in such mirrors..

    Hardis les coeurs!

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  17. Beautiful reflections in the still water. Hope your shot went well.

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  18. Très jolie atmosphère, une invitation au repos et à la contemplation.

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  19. Those damn ducks!! LOL.
    Perfect mirror reflection. Love the shot. Even the boats are perfectly reflected.
    Hope you feel better. I had one of those injections once. Better to stay flat for as long as possible. The headache can be a BIT%@ Blog tomorrow instead-or from the couch.
    Happy weekend James.

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  20. whoa, that shot sounds like you might be in some pain. I hope all goes well. your reflections are smooth and light-catching gorgeous. thanks for hosting. take good care.

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  21. Very beautiful picture. So clear this reflection! LG Tina

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  22. Smooth as glass! Nice catch. Hope that helps your back and you are feeling better.

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  23. Perfect reflection!

    I'm sorry your back is bothering you again, and hope you're soon feeling better.

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  24. well caught before the duck broke the calmness.

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  25. Hello, JAMES.

    Three houses look like the expression of three people.
    The domestic annual rings may be engraved there.

    Thank you for heartwarming scene.
    Have a good weekend.

    Greetings.
    ruma

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  26. Beautiful mirror reflection. Looks so peaceful. Happy weekend to you!:-)

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  27. Fantastic reflections, James, and terrific capture as always! I do hope your doctor's visit goes well! I'll be holding good thoughts for you!

    Sylvia

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  28. Beautiful and bright reflections in these quiet waters, like a mirror.

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  29. Great reflections! Have a great weekend!

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  30. I have to thank you once more for the link!
    I wish you all good for next days.My thoughts will be with you.

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  31. perhaps the duck was admiring the reflections :)
    beautiful shot as always James

    I hope your back gets better, I'll be thinking of you

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  32. Wow, like glass. Hope your back is soon feeling as serene as this looks—and no ducks!

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  33. Fabulous capture, James. I have great memories of Balboa Island, thanks for refreshing them.

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  34. Great capture! My choice for WR is up, stop on by if you have a moment.

    Happy Weekend!

    ~Antonette

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  35. Beautiful scene! Often it pays to look behind us for the right shot.

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  36. Clever centre-ing, James, with a neat on the side attraction.

    Lucy

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  37. The angle of this scene makes me thinkof the canals in Amsterdam - both with houses of people who are well to do:)

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  38. He leadeth me beside still waters.
    This is true for your lovely picture and I hope for your health too.

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  39. WOW. Perfect reflection. Looks so quite and peaceful.
    Do you live close to that waterfront?

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  40. Hehe... only an obsessive reflection hunter would curse a duck for ruining the mirror image! I get it! Nice one... looks like a great spot.

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  41. Beatiful, strong watery reflection! Love the colours!

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  42. I just love reflections in water. That little house on the right reminds me of a cute face with red lips.
    Hope everything went well, and you are feeling better.
    B.

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  43. This is a great reflection !

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  44. A perfect reflection - with not a ripple to give it away!

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  45. This is perfect, but I love to see the design the ducks make in a reflection! :) Hope your epidural wasn't to horrible!

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  46. Gosh, I've been there a zillion times and never noticed the perfection of the reflection! You have really opened my eyes! I pray that you get immense and total relief from your epidural injection. You have been a real trooper!

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  47. Hi James! Hope you feel better soon! Love your reflections photo....it's beautiful!! My post is up now.

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  48. Fabulous capture. Love the jewel colors! Hope your spine thing has great results.

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  49. Le miroir parfait ! Bravo !

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  50. I love the scene. Great shot.

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  51. Perfect mirror image. Great timing. Hope you have a speedy recovery after your medical procedure.

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  52. Such clear and bright reflections - beautiful photo. Looks like a nice walk too. I hope things went well with your procedure.

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  53. I am glad you was able to take the shot before the duck arrived.

    Take care. :)

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  54. I recognized Balboa Island right away! My brother-in-law lives on the island!

    That aside...I love this photo! What luck to capture the glassy water reflection! Beautifully done James!

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  55. Well you have been blessed that the duck did disturb this marvellous reflection earlier ! So neat and so soft at the same time : it is one rare picture, thanks for sharing it !

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  56. Such clear reflections! They are awesome.

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  57. James, I love the color in this and how exciting to have a whole new venue for your photographic skills! I will participate again next weekend... been traveling with work

    Bises,
    Genie

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  58. It is a very amazing clear reflection! It is difficult to see which is the fake.

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  59. Perfect reflections, not a puff of wind anywhere.

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  60. Cool shot. Hope you've recovered from your injections, James.

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  61. A wonderful mirror! So beautiful and so neat!
    Thanks for sharing, James;o)

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    Hope you are having a nice and happy week****

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