Monday, July 2, 2012

Go West XIX - Protean Element

Boulder and Reflection, Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Like Proteus the shape-shifting sea god of Greek mythology, water is an ever changing element. This life-sustaining source can be tumultuous like a tsunami, soft and vaporous like a cloud, or tranquil like a perfectly polished mirror.



 Tranquility is the case in this vignette from Rocky Mountain National Park... a distant mountain peak and forested slope are reflected in the clear blue waters which take the shape of Bear Lake.


22 comments:

  1. The mythology of water! I love it, Doug...and at first thought you were using an oculus, until I read your text. :)

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  2. excellent composition, beautiful reflection that throws us into the scene

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  3. Beautiful reflections and colors. I love the mountains and especially the small lakes that can be seen to turn a corner

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  4. This upside-down world is wonderful.

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  5. When is the book coming out? Seriously the photos would make a wonderful coffee table book.

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  6. Such a beautiful reflection, love all the natural elements contained here.

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  7. Beautiful reflection and perfect colors! bravo! Doug.

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  8. The beauty of nature - wonderful composition.

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  9. Oh yes! Very nicely composed shot.

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL Doug.....lovely colors and reflections.

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  11. excellent colors and reflections

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  12. Gorgeous and mind scrambling composition, Doug. Well done. If I knew how to do it, I would post some of this comment upside down!

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  13. very nice. i love the reflections. that's a terrific foreground rock

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  14. Don't care about Proteus.
    Something's missing from the boulder...
    Oh yes, where are the naked Sirens?

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  15. Sensational reflections Doug, nicely balanced against the boulder.

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  16. creative use of reflection

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  17. I've got an upside-down feeling looking at this picture! Very clever use of the reflection!!
    Have a nice day.

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  18. like pieces of a puzzle, great catch! :)

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