Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Creative Photography Contest #15-1

On my way back from having lunch with my mom last Friday, I stopped by the Norwich waterfront at Chelsea Landing to take a few pictures of the surrounding area. It was a beautiful day with the sun brightly shining and moderate temperatures - a great day for fishing it seemed as there were lots of folks doing so off the rocks and docks at Howard T. Brown Park. I'm pretty sure I'd never want to eat anything that came out of the Thames River but there are probably those brave souls who actually do eat what they catch; however, I think that more likely it's a nice relaxing way to spend the afternoon and wile away some of the remaining hours of good weather before Old Man Winter sets up camp and settles in for the season.

Down by the river

I choose this picture for Roger's Creative Photography Contest as I liked the way the people in the foreground were simply in shadow while the river gleamed in the sun behind them; I rather like the sparkles on the water! Except for cropping the shot, I didn't do anything else with it but I think it could tell a story if you wanted it to.

Speaking of stories - while I was taking pictures, these two handsome fishermen told me that if I became famous from their picture that they'd want to be cut in on the take! What a couple of sweeties though I don't think they should start counting their millions just yet!

Friday Fishing

Don't forget to pop by the Creative Photography Contest blog and see what other great pictures have been caught!

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE the contest entry shot! The test of a good photographer is a good raw photo. And this is it.

    Yes, it does tell a story. Three generations fishing. Good, clea, wholesome activity...

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  2. what a beautiful family shot that says so much although you see no faces.

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  3. linda your photography is really really GREAT!!!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  4. Nicely done, Linda! The best part of this photo is that it conveys timelessness (is that a word?), and seems to know no boundaries. This pic could've been taken anywhere from coast to coast, and captures an American spirit. Thanks for sharing this w/us!

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  5. Wonderful entry for creative photography, Linda.

    Three generations...it does tell a story.

    Good luck in the contest!

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  6. You are really getting very good at photography. Awesome. Good luck. Have a great day Linda. Big hug. :)

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  7. Wow! I love the 1st shot! Completely and totally LOVE it!

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  8. The sparkling water in pic #1 is just amazing, Lin.
    I would not eat my catch either :o)

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  9. Oh Linda you truly have a gift for photography!

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  10. I need you to take my pictures.

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  11. I thought they were beautiful pictures!

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  12. I love all of the twinklies in the background that play on the water. They're so pretty!

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  13. The river is shiny, but I like the shadowy fishermen. To me that says that the water invites all of us to its beauty and enjoyment. If that makes sense...

    Curiosity invited a question: Is the Thames a salt water body up to its source, like the Hudson? Always wonder.

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  14. Linda, this photo is amazing! I love the little sparkles in the water...and the one between the man's legs. tee hee hee...

    Nice job.

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  15. This is a great photo. I love the shadows and how stunning the water looks.

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  16. W.O.W. I think you're really turning pro on us, Linda girl!! Great job, as usual!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  17. I can so be such a Dork. When I saw the three people in the top picture...I said to myself "who the hell is that".... Sometimes I scare myself.. Glad to hear your back in the game on the pic taking.. Amazing

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  18. With you cropping the picture you can't even tell it's H.T.B. Park!! The water seems clean and there's no 10-46's(AASI term for the non-ems followers) lying around. Oh wait, I know they were all over by the gazebo... LOL

    On a serious note, great pictures once again Linda!!

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  19. Spectacular!
    I am simply amazed at your photographic skills, better and better each day. I can't wait to see what you post next. Truly awed by your eye for detail.

    Keep up the great work...

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  20. What a pretty place! Your photo for the Creative Photograph contest is so beautiful! I love the little stars of twinkling sunlight on the water as well as the shadows of the people.

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  21. Those are really nice photos I especially love the first one.

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