Monday, August 20, 2012

A Stillness at Dawn

The Billie B, Bennett's Point, Bear Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved  (Velvia slide film)



A stillness at dawn,
when sky and water reflect untarnished calm,
and silence fills the untroubled air.

Life has yet to stir,
but light and color rouse the new day,
with a promise of hope and expectation.



28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color and reflection Doug--I love the burst of yellow from the light and its reflection. Really beautiful shot.

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  2. That reflection is almost too perfect, such wonderful stillness and calm.

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  3. really a delicate tonality for this awesome shot, beautiful rendering of light

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  4. Wow.. The colour, clarity and lcomposition in this photo all add up to "winner" in this image Doug. Applause.

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  5. Beautiful and calmimg image.
    I miss the exif data...

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  6. Wow, it's a great photo. The blue and the ship are awesome.

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  7. Love the reflection! You are really lucky to get the stream as calm as that :D

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  8. Wonderful composition and reflections. A beautiful night shot

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  9. A lovely capture of a rare, still moment. Love the reflections. Happy photographing Doug!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  10. Wonderful colours, beautiful image!!

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  11. Fantastic capture, the reflections are perfect!Wonderful picture Doug, congratulations!
    Léia

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  12. A fine composition under interesting light, symmetric details of the boat and clear reflected shapes really made this shot!

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  13. Is this what it looks like here, after "Purple Rain"? Where's Prince when you need him?

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  14. Beautiful photo. Water surface is unbelievable. Like a really flat mirror. Good composition and reflections.

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  15. Gorgeous glowing light and an impressive composition. At first glance the scene appears a bit too lavendar, but dawn light can take on many hues.

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  16. So blue! It really brings out Billie B's Blue!
    Ha! You have this habit to show us blue photos on Mondays.
    Maybe it's effective to make yaks feel calm on Blue Mondays?

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  17. stunning colors. marvelous reflections. a very elegant photograph

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  18. Wow that's some beautiful color! Love the yellow light coming in from the right too.

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  19. As close to perfection as it can be, a superb shot.

    Thinks...I really ought to start getting out of bed earlier!

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  20. amazing color and reflection!

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  21. Fantastic photo Doug! Beautiful colours and an crystal clear reflection. Great capture!

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  22. quelle belle lumière ! superbe prise !

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  23. striking angle and reflections, exceptionally captivating light ... what an atmosphere !!

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  24. Wow! Absolutely stunning photo! Those colors, reflections and atmosphere,- I could kill for making a photo like this! (Not literally, of course)
    I love your work!
    Have a nice day:)

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  25. With your perfect long exposure, the sea turns into a real mirror! Fantastic shot with a lovely purple. NIcely done.
    Have a nice day.

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  26. you made a simple fishing boat look really elegant! great shot! :D

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