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Monday, November 30, 2009

It's All In Your Perspective

I hope you enlarge this photo

Our Providence, RI hotel room overlooked India Point Park at the confluence of the the Blackstone and Providence Rivers. Walking distance from our son's apartment. The park is an interesting amalgam of wind twisted trees, invasives and natives, old moorings and calm waters, where scullers row and swans float.

Do you see the wire sculpture on the old moorings?

In the distance you can see the towers of the hydro-electric plant. But, at that perfect moment, my eyes only saw
the fantastic sunset reflected upon the waters.

Gail

When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the creator. Indira Gandhi

44 comments:

  1. LOL, some impressionist painters left out the industrial buildings in the landscape, but I think one can focus where one wants to look--in life, in general. I was in providence years ago and was pleasantly surprised at what a nice city it is!

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  2. Looks so serene.....love the quote!

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  3. Just beautiful, Gail! I loved the cloud reflection in the first photo. How nice for your son to have this within walking distance too. I laughed at the wire sculpture! :-)
    Frances

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  4. This is a great collection of images. I particularly like the first images with the clouds on the water, and the last one which is so golden. In my photos, I am consistently more interested in what is reflected in the water than what has caused the reflections.

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  5. Lovely shots. One does tend to see what one likes. It is good to edit out the abrasive components of the world.

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  6. Gail, you were right about enlarging the first photo. Doing so delivered the wow factor. I like the picture of the sumac with the river in the background.

    Your son lives in a lovely area.

    donna

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  7. Beautiful reflections in water and words Gail! I always love to see the golden path the sun paints in watery ways at sunrise and sunset. You capture it so perfectly. Love the sculpture on the old moors. I have always wanted to get to Providence to see the fires they have on the waters... did you happen to see them? Carol

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  8. Beautiful sunsets! Aren't they always more intense on the water? Hope you had a lovely time visiting your son for the holiday!

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  9. Very nice pictures! The smokestacks in the background just add an element of authenticity to the shot. I love the reflection on the waters.

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  10. Gail, what a lovely, serene place.
    Marnie

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  11. Beautiful photos, Gail! I love the last one with the reflection on the water. Hope you had a great holiday with your Son!

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  12. There is beauty all around us, we only have to stop for a moment to realize it don't we?

    Lovely shots, great post.

    Jen

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  13. Your first photo just glows! Wonderful pictures Gail.

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  14. Hi folks, I am wondering what wonderful posts I've missed while out of town! Thanks for stopping by to see the only sunset we saw in Providence....the NE sure has gotten its share of rain this fall. have a wonderful day. Gail

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  15. Gail, This really brought back memories. I did my graduate work at Brown in the 1970s and did a lot of walking and jogging in India Point park. Thanks for bringing it all back to me. -Jean

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  16. Gail, This really brought back memories. I did my graduate work at Brown in the 1970s and did a lot of walking and jogging in India Point park. Thanks for bringing it all back to me. -Jean

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  17. Beautiful Gail, such lovely photos, I have one of my best friends in Providence and she really likes the it, I can see why.

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  18. Hi Gail,
    Such beauty has been given to us to appreciate! Thanks for sharing the sensational pics!
    Rosey

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  19. Gail those sunset pictures are absolutely glorious! Wiser words were never spoken, it is all in how you look at things.

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  20. These are fantastic images Gail! The first one can be turned upside down! I enlarged all of them. Wonderful!

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  21. Beautiful sunsets always make me emotional. I never, never, tire at watching the sunset.
    Your photographs are amazing Gail...

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  22. Thanks folks! I appreciate the time you've taken to stop by and leave a comment!

    Tatyana, Tell me the secret to viewing the photos upside down!

    Jean, Brown! Such a wonderful school and the campus is gorgeous...We got a private tour of the greenhouse over the holiday.

    gail

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  23. Great photos! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  24. I've commented elsewhere about the beautiful photos I'm seeing as I read through blogs this afternoon, but yours are jawdropping. Perfect moments indeed.

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  25. I do like a good view from a window. Even a hydro-electric plant can look attractive in the right light!

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  26. All I see is the sunset.
    Awesome pics...mystical.

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  27. Jodi, It is exciting to see the work that bloggers are creating these days~~inspired and thoughtful postings and really excellent photos. Thank you kindly for your compliment! gail

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  28. Really beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Cameron

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  29. Even with the smoke stacks (or whatever they are) it's a gorgeous shot. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  30. Gorgeous, Gail. Just stunning.

    I hope to make it up RI way in the next year to visit with our mutual friend, L. I can't wait until the next SF.

    Robin

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  31. Gail what a glorious sunset photograph.The golden sky reflecting on the water is so pretty.

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  32. Hi Gail,
    I don't remember whether you've had your surgery yet. I hope things are going well for you.

    Your photos sure are beautiful! I think the first one is my favorite, and yes, I did enlarge it. Your son lives in a scenic area.

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  33. So beautiful! And, this is not too far from where I live.

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  34. Lovely reflections, Gail. I can plainly see your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

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  35. Gail,

    What wonderful images! And I'm so glad that you had such a great view, close by to your son's apartment. A lovely holiday weekend, to be sure.

    Lisa

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  36. Jackie, I didn't know you were so close by! It's a wonderful part of the US.

    Sue, Thank you~~i have surgery on Thursday.

    gail

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  37. beautiful...so glad you were blessed with gorgeous views and breathtaking sunsets...happy days together with family.
    happy end of november.

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  39. What a beautiful view you had. Your son is lucky to live nearby and hopefully enjoy this park often. Hope you had a terrifc visit and holiday. Safe travels home.

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  40. Great photos Gail. I'm glad you got to spend time with your son. That was a lovely place to be. Love the calm river scene.
    Hope all goes well on Thursday.

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  41. Those photos ROCK! Love that first one, I enlarged it and imagined I was there sitting at the water's edge...then the signal went off on the dryer and the laundry ruined my dream, ughhh! kim

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  42. Beautiful photos Gail. You are so good at this! I know what you mean about perspective. It lets you "see."~~Dee

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  43. Well, I did as you requested and enlarged that first photo. And now I really must ask you...can I have it for my screensaver?!

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  44. So nice that you had such a beautiful place to stay (and beautiful photos). Did you get a chance to see Layanee (who's kinda close)?

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who make our souls blossom.


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