Thursday, January 16, 2014

the pond


This little pond is right next to the bike trail to the west of Amboise.  I managed to catch this scene just a couple of days ago when the sun was at its glorious January best.  Click on it and maximize your browser to see it better.

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  1. J'admire l'équilibre de la prise de vue. Et pas si "petit" que cela cet étang!

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    1. Merci, Anne. C'est vraiment un scène calme.

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  2. A feeling of silence and far away from the roaring crowd. Beautiful colours.

    Tess

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    1. Thanks, Tess. Indeed there are no crowds anywhere near this. And at this time of year, near downtown Amboise non plus !

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  3. The light is wonderful, the clouds beautiful and I love the reflection.

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    1. It certainly was an unusual day for January.

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  4. Superb panoramic shot of this idyllic scene Stuart. Wonderfully soothing cloud reflections.

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    1. Thanks. I stitched it together from three 'panned" photos.

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  5. such soft colors...what a relaxing place!

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    1. Indeed it is. Just like the Virginia countryside !

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    1. And it's right next to an industrial site that is in stark contrast. It appears that, and I'm hoping that, it may be shutting down. I hope so.

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  7. I still have to find that bike path!

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    1. Just go to the place du marché and head west !

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  8. Ooooh, I wonder if there's fish in there... Lovely with the reflection of the sky!

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    1. I've seen folks fishing there in warmer weather so I suppose so. Recently, though, they put up a fence around it to keep folks, and fisherman, away. I don't know why. I hope it's not because the water is not safe !

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  9. Even without the green leaves, it looks enchanting.

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    1. This part of the bike trail just opened last year, so I still find it fresh to see... even in winter.

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  10. Every time I visit France, I've always thought that the sky and clouds are so much closer than in the U.S. ... and the sky is just enormous!

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    1. France is definitely a treat for the senses... all of 'em.

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