Friday, June 24, 2011

Mirror on a Mountain Road

Cades Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee  © Doug Hickok


Following an afternoon cloud burst, the sun shines brightly, and a curving mountain road becomes a shimmering mirror reflecting nearby trees. What was once an ordinary country scene transforms for a brief moment into a rare picture of rural beauty. That is, until the sun evaporates the wet pavement, and the mirror is no more. Such glimpses of exceptional beauty are transient, perhaps duplicated never again in one's lifetime.

Hope you have an exceptional weekend.
And may the hues be with you.

( This is another of my images made on slide film many years ago, pulled from my files and set free.)

25 comments:

  1. this is why shooting after the rain can be considered a magical moment.. great shot! :)

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  2. Wow - what a stunning and shimmering moment of magic! So glad you set this free for us to enjoy.

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  3. My immediate thought was I sure hope that's not ice! My second thought was how much I loved Cades Cove the one time I was there years ago, Doug, and what a delightful image this is! Happy weekend to you, too.

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  4. Very nice! I can imagine the clear air after the rain...

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  5. how i love this part of the world! these country roads are great in all kinds of weather, but you've captured it here at a particularly beautiful moment! the brightness here is dazzling indeed!
    (thanks for your constancy in visiting my site during my absence, doug, and for your very personal and encouraging comments! i really do appreciate this! as to today's post with roland's drawing - when old friends get together, the likelihood of doing some stupid things is great ... ;-))

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  6. Great shot! Very good lights, and the wet road really looks like a mirror.

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  7. This would be a memorable moment for me if I shot this one. Quite nice.

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  8. Very nice photo, like a dream woods.
    May the (not hues, but) force be with you! :)
    Have a good weekend!

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  9. Gorgeous reflections and light!

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  10. this picture looks ready-made for slap stick. let the whirling arms and sliding feet and big surprised eyes begin. :)

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  11. An amazing image and creative caption... as always!

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  12. I love the light here, especially in the reflection.

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  13. Pretty amazing! Gorgeous shot!

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  14. Great!! Really cool how it all lights up!

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  15. Superb shot. I love that brilliant reflected light.

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  16. Beautiful. Oh to feel the cool breeze afterwards.

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  17. A very nice picture, I'd walk that way

    Kisses

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  18. Blessings....

    That is an excellently superb shot.

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  19. Incredible! I'm so glad you liberated this one Doug!

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  20. and I think I might have you on my updates now. Im missing some blogs.

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  21. You have caught unique instant! It looks like the ice in the middle of summer.

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