It’s been raining a lot, even by Seattle standards. Recent rainfall has broken daily records, and my boots have sprung a leak. Still, never one to let anything dampen my spirits (pun intended) I am deciding to use the torrential cloudbursts as my inspiration for the week. Here are a few fluid shots I’ve taken recently.
This photo was taken in New York’s Times Square during a rain shower. The manhole covers had filled up with rainwater and reminded me of a witches’ cauldron right out of Macbeth. I can almost hear them cackling ‘Double double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble‘.
I was standing at the fountain of the National WW2 Memorial in Washington DC just as the sun went down, and caught its golden rays through the dancing waters.
This next shot was taken from Amtrak’s Empire Builder somewhere along the Missouri River, close to Wolf Point, Montana. Something about the quality of the light reminds me of the Victorian landscape paintings of Sidney Richard Percy.
The last two shots were taken at Andover Lake in Connecticut; a sparkling sunset and a gleeful dog creating ripples across the lake’s surface.
So if you’re tempted to get your feet wet, and would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Liquid
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes
“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow” – G.K. Chesterton
Very nice photos, with the sof light and the colors ❤ And theme fits perfectly since Amsterdam is very wet today!
Thanks ks3nia, hope you have fun with the challenge!
Stunning photos! I love them! You’ve made me think of loads of my photos 🙂 Back soon with my pingback! Xx
Beautiful photos … So serene 🙂 ah well i will have to go take new photos and find ones ive not posted given ive posted a lot relevant to this theme lately 🙂
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I feel a wet wintry Irish water post on the brew… 😉
Wet… but more warm wet… 😀
Lovely, aj, that canal shot is beautiful and yes, isn’t the convention centre a trip? I was fascinated by it last time I was back home. 🙂
We should have a twin photo shoot when you’re next in the city… 😉
Sounds like a plan!
EEEE!!!! Can’t WAIT to go digging yet again! You have TERRIFIC themes. 😀
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lovely shots! ❤
I missed the travel theme mystical. I’ll make sure I don’t miss this one. I just spent an hour looking for photos with liquid. I’ll pick you back soon 🙂
ooppss, that should be ‘ping’ 🙂
oh wow love that first pic! ^^
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Lovely theme and shots. I realized how important liquids are to me. Wow! 🙂
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The manhole ‘cauldron’ is magical, Ailsa! Wonderful theme this week.
Here’s my take on Liquid: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
Very nice shots, love them! Especially the first one!
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I like the manhole cover! Nice colors 🙂
Here is my first theme post!
Gorgeous shot of the light in the puddle! I’m afraid my first thought realted to liquid was alcohol-related! Here’s my interpretation: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid-portugal/
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Fantastic liquid photos, Ailsa! Love the witches’ cauldron. 😀
The rain on the manhole cover looks like the inside of bucket’s lid filled with thick paint. I like the the reflection against the liquid.
Who needs the beach when you can ride the rapids?
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Your photo of the trees along the river is beautiful, just like a painting.
Here are my liquid photos – mostly waterfalls
I love how your blog header changes with every new post you make, btw
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Fabulous as always Ailsa! Here is my entry…my lovely lake here in Minneapolis that makes life magical here year round:
here’s mine ^^ thanks ^^ http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/travel-theme-liquid/
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Missed the last few, but here’s a quick on for today. http://chittlechattle.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
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Here’s another collection, from different countries: http://juliedawnfoxphotography.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
Really like the colors in the first one!!!
Stunning! the river and the lake particularly.
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Great theme Ailsa. 🙂
Here’s mine http://www.cornwallphotographic.com
the third photo is simply exquisite, i love it. here’s mine: http://greatgreths.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/travel-theme-liquid/
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Beautiful photos, Ailsa and I just love the theme!
Here are mine: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
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I grew up in Seattle, and water is probably my favorite thing about that area– it’s shiny and sparkly and there are always intriguing things reflected in it. Beautiful photos!!
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Love your liquid Missouri River, Ailsa. It looks like such languid liquid! Thanks for another fun challenge. Here’s mine: http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
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Here is my entry this week: