Friday, August 19, 2011

Balboa Fun Zone (Weekend Reflections # 100)

Newport Beach, California (Balboa Fun Zone) -By the way the purple circle on the right is a spinning Ferris Wheel. The slow shutter speed makes it look like it's going fast but it's actually not very fast. :)

This is the 100TH Weekend Reflections. It's been even more fun than I imagined. Not just seeing great reflections but also meeting people from all around the world.


Thanks for sharing your amazing reflections.

If needed, please click the link near the top right corner for Weekend Reflections instructions. Now, lets have some fun with Weekend Reflections!


58 comments:

Jack said...

100th! Congratulations, James. This meme has a good following and is plenty of fun for the participants. As always, your image today is wonderful.

Sivinden said...

Spectacular reflections!

awarewriter said...

Great color and excitement James. I sense the crowds, the cotton candy, the games, the fun...

JM said...

Awesome reflections! Great photo, James. Congratulations on the 100th WR post. It's a wonderful meme.

Francisca said...

Brilliant, James... your photo and your 100th WR post! This is a fun meme indeed and besides seeing amazing reflections from around the world and meeting interesting and amiable bloggers, playing along has made me pay attention to details in my environment I might have otherwise missed. Thanks for hosting!

Pat Tillett said...

congrats on the 100th! I haven't participated in all of them, but I sure enjoy it when I do!
Also, great pic. The Ferris wheel looks amazing.

'Tsuki said...

That is a great picture to celebrate this 100th... The purple circle in the middle is very intriguing, in part because it doesn't seem to have a reflection in the water... What is it exactly ?

Dina said...

A hundred weeks already? Great! Thanks for getting us started and keeping us going in the search for reflections.

Love those colors on the water.

LauraX said...

oh James, the colors are fantastic!

Woody said...

Hard to believe it's number 100, great job!

Ms. Becky said...

hey James, congrats on 100th weekend reflection. I always love your water reflections, especially the nighttime ones with colors. nice stop-action here too. (I think, I'm not sure what precisely that thingy is). have a fun weekend, and thanks James, for being here and hosting WR every week.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot as always, James! And congratulations on the 100th Weekend Reflection! Such a great meme and such fun! Thank you!! You know how I love the watery reflections and yours are always superb! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Leovi said...

Beautiful picture, no doubt some wonderful reflections every night. I love good lighting.

Malyss said...

Happy 100th!the day you choosed the reflection meme, you had a very good idea!
What is this strange "eye" in the picture?..
This night mood is always very attractive and beautyful..

Lew said...

Congratulations on 100! This one is fantastic, especially with the ferris wheel. I have ennjoyed participating and seeing reflections from around the world.

Antonette said...

Congratulations James! I love participating in this meme!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Congratulations, James! Your photo is stunning and I love the purple ferris wheel light.

Bon weekend, mon ami!
Genie

Sistertex said...

Love your photo, fantastic effect with the ferris wheel, beautiful.

Congrats on your 100th week! Way to be! :)

Karl said...

Beautiful night shot James, nice reflections of the lights!
Say "Hello" from me to your wife's parents ;)

Greetings from South Tyrol/Italy

Lucka said...

great shot to the 100th reflections weekend! Night lights are so beautiful!

Sistertex said...

and To Lucy the Cat at Lucy's Lounge. Try as I might to post a comment, it says my email Sistertex
does not have access and will not let me.

Just FYI! Scritches to Lucy and Simba

Andy said...

Very impressive night shot with many colourful reflections. Congratulations on your 100th.

jeannette said...

Your 100th Purple Eye looks extra terrestrial:) Congrats!
The thumbnail pic is not in my post, but in the same park, because I lost my pics(my computer and back up drive fried last week:() just later I discovered that I can drag my pics from my blog unto the desktop!

Tash said...

What a way to show off your talent for reflection pics! WOW! A stunner. Congratulations on a perfect 100!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The glowing of rippling colours reflecting in the water is simply magical! A fascinating night scene! And congrats on the 100th milestone!

Mama Zen said...

The Ferris wheel is so fun!

paul said...

Congratulations on #100 and thanks for running this show!

Great night time shot with colourful reflections!

Have a good weekend.

Sar@h said...

Hundred ?
Bravo !

It looks like an eye … that comes to visit us every week!
Thank you for opening my eyes to glare.

Tina said...

Great capture. I love this Water Reflections. lg Tina

Alexa said...

Another stunning night shot! And thank YOU for hosting this fun meme, James. (According to my dashboard, I've been participating for 72 of those weeks.)

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful reflections--sooooo colorful. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi James -- it has been a while since I've linked to this great meme. And I had to use a flashback to Florida post to do it! (We're in Oregon now.) What a lovely place you live in now! Congratulations on the move and thank you again for hosting. That picture is amazing.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

What rich reflections and how that ferris wheel stands out - yet not as any different as a reflection!

Magda said...

Wow 100 !!! Bravo ! And by the way I'm so sorry but i had some trouble with my link today and it seems that it appears 3 times :-(((. Sorry guys !!!

T. Becque said...

Very cool James, I love the effect of the ferris wheel.

Ann said...

congrats!!!! you hit a century.

I enjoyed taking part, though sometimes it is a challenge looking for reflection photos. Thanks you and also for connecting with good friends.

Roan said...

Congrats on 100th. The reflection is amazing. I'm happy the Ferris wheel isn't traveling as fast as it looks. There would be people flying through the air. ;)

Eden said...

Very nice reflections. Love it.

lizziviggi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You picked a festive photo for it-- I love the purple Ferris Wheel. You're right, it does look fast! Nice effect.

Carola said...

This is so incredible good.

Vernz said...

wow, it's so beautiful the purple circle is just amazing .. awesome!

Evelyn said...

James, wow, great pic!
Happy Weekend, Evelyn

katney said...

This link may explain, though not resolve, what has happened with links after changing the URL: Chuck's blog. I hope my html worked.

Nita Davis said...

Here's to another 100 wonderful weeks! I just love the Balboa Shots. They take me back to a very fun time.

Leanne said...

THis is a beautiful reflection shot.

TexWisGirl said...

hi james! just wanted to let you know whatever switch was flipped, i finally was able to get about 4 or 5 of your most recent weekend reflection posts come thru on my google reader feed! yippee!!! i hope the troubles are resolved!

Carolyn Ford said...

wOw...what a great night to be in Balboa! this is such a wonderful night shot...love that ferris wheel!

Genie said...

WOW! 100 Weekend Reflections. What a great accomplishment. It just goes to show you how much we all love your meme and the photos that appear each week. Thanks for all you do to keep it up and running. Your Balboa Fun Zone shot is awesome...all the colors in the reflections and that purple Ferris Wheel. I am so glad you told us about using the slower shutter speed. That is such an interesting concept.genie

Stickup Artist said...

Happy 100! it really is a terrific meme.

I've been to the Fun Zone a zillion times on both sides of the ferry, but you have shown it to me in such a new, blazing, magical light. Love the ferris wheel and the little geometric pattern in the purple. Way to go!!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Your photo is just dazzling!

Franius said...

Congratulations on your achievement!
Obviously the hundredth photos could not be less spectacular...

:-)

Owen said...

Hey James, excellent job for the past 100 Weekend Reflections, and here's to the next 100 ! My hat is off to you for all your hard work keeping this going, as well as Something Sighted, and everything else you have going on. It was a pleasure to meet you in Paris last year, do give a shout if you'll be coming back. In the meanwhile, keep having fun with your photos !

MarieElizabeth said...

I always love your night scenes. I really need to try some of these.

imac said...

All the fun of the fair - what a super reflection.

Elisa said...

Such a great landscape!
Have a nice week
Elisa, in Argentina

Life with Kaishon said...

What a gorgeous picture. I love it! : )

Sandra said...

I am speechless, trying to think what to say about this one. stunning, awesome, fantastic, on and on. I LOVE IT

Dimple said...

Great photo, James, I love the spinning wheel!