Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Independence Day! (Weekend Reflections # 93)

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California

This is the other side of the island from where I took last week's picture. Now I've seen Statues of Liberty in Texas,NYC,Paris and Newport Beach but they seem to be getting smaller. :)
Have a great 4TH of July weekend America! Have a great weekend everyone!

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61 comments:

cieldequimper said...

And a happy weekend to you!

Woody said...

Happy 4th to you too, James! Neat colors in the reflection.

Luis Gomez said...

Have a great weekend James! Nice shot!

Dyche Designs said...

Happy 4th of July James, great night time shot.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Happy 4th of July to you, mon ami! What a perfect shot for the holiday with your red, white and blue, flags, Liberty, and sailboats - yay! Pass me a sparkler, please.

Bises,
Genie

imac said...

Congrats on all accounts James.

texwisgirl said...

:) nice shot too!

Franius said...

Nice Night Shot!

Did you know that on Photo Roma there is a meme dedicated to night shots?

:-D

Malyss said...

"Balboa", like ROCKY Balboa?..:o))
I like the two lights facing each other.
Happy 4th to you! and THANK YOU for the link!

PS: When will Vicky go back to blogging?I miss her..

Beth Niquette said...

What a beautiful photo--the lighting, the reflections...just lovely .

Happy Fourth of July!

Sylvia K said...

A very Happy 4th of July weekend to you, James! Superb, colorful capture for the day! Thanks as always for the weekend fun! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Limar said...

Love the warm colours, nice pic :)

Dimple said...

We have a Statue of Liberty here, also, and it is definitely smaller than the original! Nice shot, I like the evening lighting.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

have a happy 4th James

Antonette said...

Have a wonderful July 4th weekend and remember why we are celebrating it.

~Antonette Stiebritz
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com/2011/07/weekend-reflections-93.html

Alexa said...

What a lovely—and patriotic—composition, James! And the lady with the lamp looks vaguely familiar. :~}

texwisgirl said...

thanks, james! your comment reminded me to link up here!!! :)

T. Becque said...

Nice shot! I didn't know there were so many Statues of Liberty around!

Nature Rambles said...

Wish you a very happy 4th July weekend! Fitting choice for the occasion!;)

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice pic James! I'm gonna have to head down there sometime this weekend and check that out.

NatureFootstep said...

nice evening shot. :)

Dina said...

Your nice photo gives a nice picture of Independence Day.

Pat said...

What an appropriate shot for this weekend...you've captured it all....flag..check, Statue of Liberty...check, reflections....check. I'd even go so far as to say the starburst of light could look like a firework!

Emille said...

That's an aanusual angle of Lady of Liberty! Happy 4th, James!

Dani said...

Have a great weekend.

Jan n Jer said...

Perfect shot for the holiday weekend. Have a good one!!!

Emille said...

James, a great place to watch the fireworks in San Diego is at Seashore Village (because you can see 2 fireworks being shot), but...park before 4 pm, otherwise it's almost impossible to find a parking place. Also, when we go, we try to leave 10 min. before everyone else, so you are not an hour, just getting out of traffic to go on the freeway:):)

Leanne said...

Have a great 4th July, lovely light on the water.

namaki said...

Fire in the water ! How nice !

Carola said...

Awesome. A powerful shot with great composition and fantastic light.

awarewriter said...

Excellent image James. You inspired me to get into the spirit of July 4. I dug out a color slide of the Liberty Bell that I took almost 40 years ago for this week's reflection. Enjoy your holiday!

Jane said...

Great photo James. Have a very happy 4th of July weekend - no doubt you will be searching out some fireworks over water to capture more amazing reflections!

Becky and Gary said...

What a pretty sight. I'd like to see this in person.
Happy 4th. Stay safe.
B.

Hooked on Memes said...

Great shot! Happy 4th of July, James.

GW Bill Miller said...

We seem to have a special on water lilies. Have a fun fourth.

Leovi said...

Beautiful night light with fine reflections in the water.

lotusleaf said...

Happy Independence Day, James!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Have a great weekend!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Perfect image for the holiday. Wishing you a grand 4th of July weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Hooray for another long weekend, hopefully ON THE BEACH reflecting...nice strong reflections, here, James!

Ms. Becky said...

a perfect photo for the coming weekend. wow those are some nice glows. have a fun one James, and thanks for hosting WR.

Eden said...

Great shot.

Have a great weekend.

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice shot for this weekend James!
Hope you & yours have a wonderful weekend. & thanks again for hosting this meme.
; )

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful picture and reflections James!
Enjoy the Holiday!
Léia

Gattina said...

Nice picture and happy holidays !

Marie said...

Great photo. There is another smaller one in Lunel, Hérault, Southern France :-))

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunel

wenn said...

happy weekend!

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Rebecca said...

Happy 4th!

Wanted to let you know there is a new photo club forming. I really like some of the people in it, very nice bunch. The leader is really great about teaching and sharing. He gets press passes and takes other shooters along to show them the ropes, etc. Just thought you might be interested.

http://www.meetup.com/Delaware-Valley-Photo-Friends/

Carolyn Ford said...

This is such a wonderful night shot for the 4th...!!! I like the softness of the light...a very pleasing composition. Happy holiday to you and yours, James!

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful reflections!

I have a post up this time!


Junie

Ann said...

The light is very bright, I thought balboa is a tree in Africa.

snowwhite said...

This photo is perfect for happy July 4th. Congrats.
James, you always capture such a beautiful reflection!! Surface of the water is reflecting orange lights and it looks so calm and peaceful. I love the wide white line dividing the photo into two. It gives me very strong impression!!.
Have a great week!

JM said...

You made me smile with the sizes of 'Lady Liberty'! :-) Great shot, James.

Reader Wil said...

I wish you a wonderful week, James!

Carolyn Ford said...

Small world, James...in regard to our conversation (Santa Fe)...we all ate at the Cowgirl Restaurant. It was on a Sunday afternoon and we had a patio table and listened to a great band. Kix Brooks from the country duo (Brooks & Dunn) was there with his wife. It turns out they frequent Santa Fe since they have a home there...great times!

Melissa B. said...

Magnificent shot. Bravo!

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

Magnificent photo! Happy belated July 4 to you!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I've only seen it in NY. This is an awesome shot. I hope your fourth was great. We had two grands celebrating graduation with an open house.

Evelyn said...

Nice composition, and I like the light...lamp post I guess?

Redruby said...

i love all your images here!

talking about adsense..i don't have any of those in my blogs...wish that my blogs can join again in this wonderful meme of yours...be backed later!

pls let me know if my 3 blogs below are allowed to join..thanks in advance...and yes, let me know the next time you visit Europe again! have a lovely Sunday!

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