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Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Reflections and Shadow Shot Sunday

A shadowy cove behind this channel marker on the Volga-Baltic waterway, between Kizhi and Kuzino, during our Waterways of the Czars cruise from Saint Petersburg to Moscow with Viking River Cruises.
© Photos by Richard Schear, from our vantage point aboard the Viking Surkov, August, 2011.
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Weekend Reflections
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Posted also for Shadow Shot Sunday
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32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, peaceful captures for the day (days)! And in the world today, we need all of those we can get! Hope you and Lindy and Richard have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Powell River Books said...

Almost looks like the shore along Powell Lake. - Margy

Gemma Wiseman said...

These waterways must have been so interesting to travel! Beautiful views!

Dorian Susan said...

You caught some beautiful light on that channel marker. I want to visit this area very much. Thanks for a little "sneak peak".

Inger-M said...

Lovely river scenes, Kay! Very nice light on the trees :-)

Kim, USA said...

Looks very peaceful and quite. ^_^

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Karen said...

Terrific shots, I would have loved to have paddled into that cove.

Dimple said...

Trees along the water's edge always comfort me. I feel the tension leaving now...

kaykuala said...

Kay,
Serene and undisturbed. Rarely seen unless one looks for it. Otherwise the polluted, the clogged up and even the crocodile infested ones are common in many parts of the globe! You must have enjoyed very much your sojourn in Russia. A pictorial essay book or coffee table book might follow in the near future. Given you and your family's expertise in the publication and printing line it would be easy!

Thanks for sharing!

Hank

Hank

Martha Z said...

That looks like a peaceful leg of your cruise. I think I would enjoy that after spending time in the city.

Lew said...

Mysterious cove! Looks like someone (or thing) could be hiding in there. My reflection is actually a birdbath shaped like a leaf.

Lily Riani said...

so soothing and calming, it's hard to find such in malaysia. sigh...

James said...

What a beautiful day and a beautiful place!

Gattina said...

Looks very peaceful and green !

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful scene, it looks so peaceful. I would like to take a canoe out on that lake.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

That is such a peaceful looking spot, so calm and serene.

Carole M. said...

enjoyed seeing a snippet of your travels; lovely photography Kay

Roberto Machado Alves said...

I love the contrast between the blue water and green trees. Two moments well captured.

Greetings from Robert, Brazil

EG Wow said...

Pretty!

Ralph said...

That cove is well hidden, a perfect place to hide treasure - well if it were in the Bahamas anyway! I would imagine that the winter would have a layer of ice on the Volga. Soft shadows on a warm day in an often cold place!

Beverley Baird said...

Great shots - lovely places to visit!

Catherine said...

lots of lovely autumnal shots this week...lovely

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Kay those trees look so green and lush .. beautiful the way the shadow cuts right into the stand of them .. I had just seen a show on the wild life that has returned in the Chernobyl area .. tracking wolves etc .. it is amazing what nature can accomplish after man made disasters ?
Joy : )

Paula Scott said...

OH, my...yes, so beautiful! I found myself wondering if there ever were trees floated down that river for the sake of making violins.
Have no idea why that thought popped in to my head!

Dianne said...

the second shot made me think of the TV show Lost
who knows what's beyond the shadows!! :)

sarayutouched said...

what a peaceful shot this is. now paula has me thinking about violins. happy sss.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That little cove looks like the perfect place to get away from it all!

SHADOW, SHADOW

Shadow, shadow drawing near,
You are all alone, I fear;
Let me be your new-found friend—
I’ll stick with you to the end!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

River Shadows

Really Rainey said...

That is a shadowy cove and it beckons me! Its still so hot here... a watery shadowy cove sounds like a lovely place to read in the afternoon...

chubskulit said...

That first shot is so calming!

Cassie said...

Once again Kay,you gave us some really cool ShadowShots to enjoy! have a good week.

Seasons said...

Why is there so much green and blue in nature? It's beautiful; that's why. Beautiful pictures, Kay.

Linnea said...

The lighting and coloring are fabulous! I can imagine it must have been very peaceful to sit out on the deck and watch the lovely scenery pass by.