Reflective Moments

Welcome everyone! I hope you've enjoyed a great weekend. Here in the U S the Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, a time to spend with family and friends and to create and share memories. But most importantly, a time to be thankful.

Today's images were taken at a riverside canal. As I was composing the shot below I heard some rustling above in a nearby tree. A missed opportunity had just flown off, as a very large and beautiful crane took flight. Too bad I hadn't scanned the trees more carefully as I walked the wooded area. In any case, it was back to my initial focus. :-)

Reflective Moments
Reflective Moments

As you can see, few if any leaves remain on the trees in this area now.

In addition to the color version I offer this Hazelnut treated version below.

Reflective Moments - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments - Hazelnut

Next we have the same vantage point, zoomed in to 70mm and focused on the tree stump.

Reflective Moments 2
Reflective Moments 2

Hazelnut version below.

Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM