Sunday, August 8, 2010

Images and Words~~~The Look of Nature

It's been some time since I've been able to participate in "Images and Words".  My life stays very busy with work and school, but I have missed it.
When I saw this weeks theme, a photo I had taken came to mind.  I shot this picture on my way to Ga. when my Sister-in-law had passed away.  We came into this small place in the early hours of the morning.  It's called "Banks Lake".  The fog was thick over the lake, and to me, the cypress trees seemed to be posed in an elegant and mystical dance, all their own.  It was hauntingly beautiful, and so very peaceful.
Banks Lake is also a wild life refuge, and I hope to one day go back, and spend a day there, just taking pictures.
All that said, here's my entry for this weeks theme....
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  1. I love the mystery of it all.......a great photo and another fine quote bt Ansel Adams

    Images and Words #66 ~" The Look of Nature "

  2. Thanks for coming back this week Linda and wow what a post here. The photo has such 'feeling' to it and the words..well.. could not be more perfect. Love Ansel Adams.
    Images & Words # Week 66 ~ The Look of Nature

  3. Linda this shot is so special and the quote is perfect for it. This would look great on a wall in a home. I can see it over a bed somewhere.

  4. That is so mystical and beautiful! I love that there's no horizon line cuz of the fog.

    BTW, Ansel Adams felt that most people made a major mistake when photographing in fog, a mistake which you avoided! Most people try to increase the contrast of their fog photos which he felt was wrong because it makes the fog look less foggy, he felt that if any thing we should decrease the contrast. Your photo looks VERY thick and foggy because of the low contrast. Great job :-)

    Amy's Look of Nature

  5. Very dreamy and a wonderful shot.
    You certainly got my attention.
    The fog is perfect as is this picture of nature.
    The words fit so well.

  6. Simply Beautiful, Photo and Words.
    A very different take on Nature.
    It says so much in a soft, quiet way.

  7. Hi Linda .... you've hit the nail right on the head with this entry,
    both in photograph and saying (from my favorite photographer) !
    If there were a prize ..... you win !

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  8. I remember this - I think. Not sure if it was among the ones you posted then. I love this a lot. It sort of feels like where I've been living lately - I'm sure you know the feeling! LMAO!

  9. I love this - not just because its a beautiful photo and a quote from the best, but because of the way it makes me feel.

  10. Oh Linda. I love the haunting reverberation of life's powerful force. This is amazing! :)

  11. Ooh, it's haunting - beautiful, yet haunting. I'm glad you took the time to post this.
    Thank you for stopping by my page.

  12. That is a beautiful entry .... the picture leaves everything to the imagination and is truly beautiful!!

    Thanks for the visit!

  13. Wow, what a haunting image. Wonderful entry, the Ansel Adams quote is perfect.

    Thanks for the visit.

  14. You have an good eye for a photo op. This IS hauntingly beautiful. And wonderful quote.