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Friday, February 26, 2010

Fall Reflections

I'm in a funk these days.  I've seen many others in the blogosphere commenting about this as well.

I haven't felt well this last week, mostly self-induced.  My family and I spent last Friday evening and all day Saturday removing our Kitchen floor in preparation for installing a new one.  I insisted on doing this project rather than paying someone to do the work.  Installing the new floor is easy, removal of the old is the really hard part.  It was quite a lot of work and it kicked my butt, so much so that I had a brief visit to the ER last evening :-o  I'll be fine, I need to take it easy. 

As I was 'relaxing' after the floor removal, the words to my favorite Little Feat song, "Old Folks Boogie", came to mind.  I like the live version of the song from Waiting for Columbus, which came out when I was in college.  Back then, I used to laugh at these lyrics; I'm not 25 anymore and they've become reality.  

"So you know, that you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill"

Enough of my self-pity,  we're here to see some weekend reflections!  This was shot at Delaware Valley College (link on the sidebar) from a small basin on the side of the road back in November.  It was shot the same day as this.  Something with some COLOR, not this white nonsense (we're currently having our 3rd major snowstorm of this Winter, highly unusual for this part of the world)

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
32mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/30 sec @ f5.6
ISO 200
White balance adjusted

24 comments:

Sistertex said...

Great, clear reflection. Can't wait to see the trees in all of their green glory that comes with Spring.

Renee said...

Rich color. Thank you for the color! Aren't we all in funk these days? I never remember it being quite so bad, but this year it's horrendous.

Regina said...

Awesome reflections!
"My Weekend Reflections"

Johnny Nutcase said...

perfect reflection - crystal clear, (and pretty!) nice photo!

allhorsestuff said...

That is very clear! Thanks too for the info on how you shot it...I am trying to soak up some info on taking better photo's.
Hope the white and the work...get to be disappearing soon!
KK

Sunny said...

Superb reflection.
Sunny :)

Carolyn Ford said...

How gorgeous! Fall is such a splendid season!

Stine in Ontario said...

Fall is such a lovely time of year and you have captured it very nicely!

lodolite said...

un super riflesso!
ciao simona

Riet said...

Oh wow, beautiful picture and reflection

Lew said...

Beautiful fall reflection! The snow skipped us this time, but the wind caused some problems with roads and power lines.

Rebecca said...

Very crisp and clear reflection! I attribute the funk to this endless winter...

cieldequimper said...

I know how you feel when my knees start hurting...

Wonderful photo Woody.

Louise said...

I love the sculptural quality of these bare trees. Great reflection.

Lorac said...

Oh geeze! I have do my floor too! Not looking forward to it! I do love your tree reflections though!

awarewriter said...

This is a great one. Marvelous reflection and such rich color. Feel better soon, eh?

Marka said...

I know the feeling. I put in longer and harder swim workouts this week than I'ev done these past few weeks and I'm definately feeling it now. Though with several trail challenges on the horizon throughout this year, now is the time to start getting ready.

Carletta said...

Wow, awesome reflection!
I'm a Little Feat fan. :)

Kcalpesh said...

This is a brilliant capture of a reflection!

Pixellicious Photos

Birdman said...

Nice reflection.

Hilda said...

Lovely fall reflections! Wishing you warmer and better days soon.

Happy weekend!

James said...

I can be added to the ranks of theose in a funk last week. This is an outstanding reflection picture. It's beautiful and you left the perfect amount of shore. Great shot.

Jeanie said...

Great shot. Hopefully spring and lots of sunshine will help everyone's mood!

mbkatc230 said...

This is a beautiful reflection, and I'm with you, it's nice to see some color! I think everyone has been in a funk, this winter has been atrocious! And I feel your pain, we renovated both a kitchen and a bathroom last year (down to the studs). Promises that your body can't fulfill indeed! Kathy