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:

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

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  2. Have a great weekend James! Nice shot!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. Congrats on all accounts James.

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  6. Nice Night Shot!

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

    :-D

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  7. "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..

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

    Happy Fourth of July!

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  9. 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

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  10. Love the warm colours, nice pic :)

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

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. Your nice photo gives a nice picture of Independence Day.

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  19. 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!

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

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

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  22. 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:):)

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

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  24. Fire in the water ! How nice !

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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!

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

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  29. Great shot! Happy 4th of July, James.

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

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  31. Beautiful night light with fine reflections in the water.

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  32. Happy Independence Day, James!

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  33. Beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!

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

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

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

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  37. Great shot.

    Have a great weekend.

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

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  39. Beautiful picture and reflections James!
    Enjoy the Holiday!
    Léia

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  40. Nice picture and happy holidays !

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

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

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  43. 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/

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  44. 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!

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  45. Beautiful reflections!

    I have a post up this time!


    Junie

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

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  47. 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!

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

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  49. I wish you a wonderful week, James!

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  50. 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!

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  51. Magnificent photo! Happy belated July 4 to you!

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  52. 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.

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

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  54. 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!

    Europe Travel Pad
    Countryside Trip
    Travel Snapshots

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