Sunday, September 20, 2009

The dock at dawn

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One from the archives from me this week. Between the chaos that is back to school season and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, this weekend, I've barely taken the camera out of its case in weeks. I'm in serious withdrawal, getting the shakes and everything. Thankfully we've got a camping trip planned for this weekend that should offer some great photo opps or else I think I might just rust right away.
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Visit Monochrome Weekly for more black and white images from all corners of the globe, and a big thank you to Aileni for including my railway image in this week's highlights. I'm honored to be included in such illustrious company - head over there and check out the collection for yourselves, there are some really wonderful shots there.
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34 comments:

Aileni said...

Definitely a good image, I like it.

Nina Xi said...

I really like this picture! You get a very calm feeling! Nice! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Dina said...

Yeah, I guess the placid picture is the opposite of your present situation. Take a deep breath now and then, eh?

Della said...

What a beautiful place you are showing to us.

Arya said...

I want to go swimming!!! Great picture!

Carver said...

I love this shot. It's so peaceful.

Maria Berg said...

Going on a camping trip sound very nice - it was long time since I did that for real.

I do not count camping in the back yard at a friend house as we did this summer.

MB

RuneE said...

You have hit just the kind of picture I like to take!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Marvelous monochrome shot! I have sooooo much to learn about black and white images.
Hugs and blessings,

Dina ... UK said...

Congrat's on the Rail road image, it looks awesome....
I like this image too, very tranquil.
please don't rust up...:-)

Dimple said...

Good shot, good composition, good balance of light and dark. I have a long way to go, I don't see in monochrome!

kaye said...

very serene!

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is a nice peaceful shot..do hope you have a relaxing weekend camping and you get rid of those shakes!

Daryl said...

Tranquil .. soothing .. a really involving photo, Robin.

Starnitesky said...

Looking very peaceful before the day begins.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like the clean lines in this crisp photo. Happy New Year!

michael bird said...

Great shot, Robin. I see all sorts of ghosts sitting out there - just finished Stephen King's Bag of Bones where a very similar dock plays a major part - along with the ghosties.

~Just me again~ said...

Nice shot! But to me, it's a lil sad, almost like it's a 'summer's over' shot.

Yaelian said...

Nice picture with quiet atmosphere. I can imagine it is hard not to use the camera when you are so used to using it;-)

magiceye said...

superbly composed and shot!

Kitty said...

A very soothing scene!

John said...

I suspect the water is pretty cold!

This Eclectic Life said...

It's still hot in Texas, so seeing that water makes me want to jump right in!
Chaos? Take a deep breath. This, too, shall pass.

moneythoughts said...

I don't remember if I wished you a Happy New Year, so L' Shona Tova. I am an old guy, and I can't remember all the details. Nice shot of the water. Yes, very restful. It needs children to bring it alive.

Mojo said...

I loved that railroad shot, I can see how Aileni selected it. And I wouldn't be surprised to see this one alongside it next week.

Mazel Tov, girl!

Dragonstar said...

That looks so peaceful.

Regina said...

Hi Robin. Such a great subject!

Ellie said...

Happy New year!
I'm not the type to sweet toward that lather :) 3ft pool is where I feel safe :)
I really like the water surface - looks so shiny and firm - tempting to throw a skipping stone in.

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks very quiet and peaceful. Happy New Year!

Calico Crazy said...

That water looks like glass. Hope you get lots of great photos camping this weekend.

Calico Contemplations

toby said...

I don't have much original to add, but I totally agree with your other fans - that's beautiful!

Shannon said...

Unbelievable photo! Truly! The tree line in the background is amazing.

Janet said...

Oh, that reminds me so much of my childhood...MB & I used to love to swim out to the raft at the beach in Falmouth. We looked longingly at it until we were old enough to do it!

Mama Pajama said...

pretty!