Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

MERGE

Over time, water merges with rock, eventually eroding the surface and turning it into sand.

Merging together, water and rock become a visual piece of beauty through the eyes of an artist.
The water, in a fluid state, contrasts with the hard surface of the rock, but visually combined they make a pleasing creation. 
Different substances, yet they unite as one image for the photographer and the artist.

The Virgin River meets with the rocky surface of the Zion canyon walls along the Riverside Walk trail.

Thanks for reading my blog!
As you may notice, I’m still sneaking photos of Zion in here. 😉

Judy

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

When I think of summer, I think of going to Lake Michigan.  Our daughter and her husband live there and it’s fun to visit them for a day or two. (hope they agree!)  The beautiful beach is five minutes away,  the pier is a great place to walk,  and even the ice cream tastes better!

Sunsets are gorgeous over the lake……but this photo shows the setting sun’s reflection on clouds in the eastern sky.  It was a double delight that night!

The setting sun reflects on the clouds in the eastern sky.

It’s time to enjoy summer!  Yay!

Judy

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Oxbow Bend, Teton Mountain Range, Wyoming.    Peaceful~

Peaceful Oxbow Bend, WY.

Oxbow Bend is a loop or bend in the Snake River, which has been cut off from the main river section.  Its name came from the shape of this section of the river, which resembles an oxbow used by pioneers.  Oxbow Bend lies east of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming,

I’ve always felt peaceful in the mountains and by water.   The Tetons are some of my favorite mountains.  They are spectacular because they rise directly out of the floor of Jackson Hole.  There are no foothills at the base of these mountains.  Geological forces of heat and energy nearly 10 million years ago, forced the Tetons’ rocky summits toward the sky.  They are a sight to behold.  Huge craggy, granite pinnacles rise almost above your head.  You feel close enough to touch them…

Soaring and majestic, reflected in the water, it’s here I feel peace.

Have a peaceful night.
Judy

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Sunsets: poetry in the sky~

Hello Readers!

Among my favorite things to shoot with my camera…..sunsets rank very high.   What a joy it is to see the color of the sky deepening and changing; the clouds highlighted by the sun, and the water (if available) reflecting the sun’s rays.  Depending on many conditions,  sunsets seem to unfold slowly some days, and more quickly on others.

Some sunsets are full of intense colors: red, orange and purple.  Others are softer with pale, pastel colors.  “Sunset colors are typically more brilliant than sunrise colors, because the evening air contains more particles than morning air.” (Wikipedia.org)

Some days can be dark, cloudy and rainy…..but at the end of the day we can be surprised by a beautiful sunset.

Here are a few of mine….

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