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
Love the gleeful dog creating ripples pic. Hope the dog is a good swimmer:-). As always, thanks for the inspiration.
And still there is such a shortage of fresh water for too many of us … strange really.
My favorite shot is the one Time Square shot – love reflections in water puddles – have a fetish for water as a subject together with my camera. All great shots .. but that is mine!
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beautiful lake photos…makes me want to jump off the pier
My shot at liquid: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
loved doing this one………….
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Great theme, Ailsa! I especially like your second and third pictures – I’m a sucker for elaborate fountains, and you’re right, the third one does look like a Victorian landscape painting.
My post is a little twisted, I’m afraid – but sometimes nature’s like that: http://newpillowbook.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-themes-liquid/
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You do come up with some beauties Ailsa !
Am pondering this one 😉
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Water, water, everywhere. Glad I’m drip-dry!
The manhole cover and fountains are fantasmagorical, Ailsa. There’s a word I don’t use every day. I think I mean I like them.
Think I may have gone a little OTT this time lol
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We’ve certainly got a lot of liquid here in South Wales at the moment, I’m floating to work most mornings! Here’s my entry http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
They are all great photos, but “somewhere along the Missouri River, close to Wolf Point, Montana” is absolutely WOW!!! – for me. As you said, it looks like a painting.
I am sure I could dig out some “liquid photos” – but, I will probably just water the garden…
By the way, Ailsa, I love your photo of the manhole cover 🙂
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Some moisture in Ghana! http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
GORGEOUS pictures, Ailsa!! Here’s my contribution from the wet west coast =)
–Love and Liberation–
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I have missed a couple of themes due to work commitments. Glad to be back for this one. I love your Missouri River photograph, quite stunning and very much like a painting. My contribution provides a different perspective of liquid, some photos of Marlborough Sound in New Zealand. http://cinova.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/travel-theme-liquid/
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So many wonderful shots! Here are mine for the theme!
Such beautiful photos. I loved them.
Here’s my contribution for the theme with the message of conserving a precious liquid called water:
Beautiful shots, Ailsa! Love all of them.
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Gorgeous – I’ve always been fascinated by dark water and oil slick photography… Here’s something that we can all use in the middle of this holiday break: please have a look at
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Love the manhole cover!
And here’s our favorite liquid: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid/
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My first thought was something boozy, but I didn’t like how those turned out, so here is a different interpretation: A creek — what you can see of it — in the fog. http://wp.me/p1tzBV-1PQ
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Hi Ailsa! Wonderful theme this week, as always. Here’s my contribution:
oh! love the first and the last one!
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Love your pictures Ailsa….here are mine:
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Here ar emy liquids! http://reginasavy.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/travel-theme-liquid/
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Great theme, here’s my Sydney inspired entry http://truetravelings.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/travel-theme-liquid/
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What a super-duper challenge this week Ailsa – and wonderful shots by example! If I’ve time, i think it deserves a bit of thought and attention, but meanwhile, here’s a quick entry from Toulouse Lautrec’s red brick hometown, Albi: : http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/liquid-jade/
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Here’s mine, oh how fun, thanks!! http://pamtanzey.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/travel-theme-liquid-sake/