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:

lotusleaf said...

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

Karen said...

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

Ouch! Hope the epidural goes well James.

Dyche Designs said...

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

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

awarewriter said...

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

Woody said...

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

Reader Wil said...

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

Clytie said...

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.

Jack said...

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

Hope the epidural brings you relief.

Thom said...

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

Pat said...

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

MarieElizabeth said...

What perfect timing, that is beautiful.

Jane said...

Great reflections! Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane said...

Great reflections! Have a wonderful weekend.

LauraX said...

beautiful reflections James...mirror perfect!

texwisgirl said...

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

Malyss said...

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!

Riet said...

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

Fabien said...

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

Dorian Susan said...

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.

Ms. Becky said...

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.

Tina said...

Very beautiful picture. So clear this reflection! LG Tina

☺lani☺ said...

Awesome!

Sistertex said...

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

Dimple said...

Perfect reflection!

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

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

well caught before the duck broke the calmness.

ruma said...

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

Spiderdama said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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

Leovi said...

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

Lucka said...

Great reflections! Have a great weekend!

Malyss said...

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

Dianne said...

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

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

Alexa said...

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

Jan said...

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

Antonette said...

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

Happy Weekend!

~Antonette

Lew said...

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

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

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

Lucy

Emille said...

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

Dina said...

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

jeannette said...

Hope that injection helps!

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot! Take care!

Carola said...

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

Leanne said...

such pretty reflections

Francisca said...

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.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beatiful, strong watery reflection! Love the colours!

Becky and Gary said...

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.

namaki said...

This is a great reflection !

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

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

Margaret said...

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

Stickup Artist said...

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!

Nature Rambles said...

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

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

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

Gine said...

Le miroir parfait ! Bravo !

Eden said...

I love the scene. Great shot.

Hooked on Memes said...

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

T. Becque said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Take care. :)

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous shot!

TheChieftess said...

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!

'Tsuki said...

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 !

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Such clear reflections! They are awesome.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

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

Andrea said...

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

imac said...

Perfect reflections, not a puff of wind anywhere.

Evelyn said...

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

Cildemer said...

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

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