Feb 22, 2011

A Stop Along the Peconic River

The sweet water of the Peconic River eventually flows through Riverhead then in two more miles it empties into the Great Peconic Bay, a salt water estuary.   It is at the mouth of the Peconic River where the North and South Forks begin.   After visiting the East End Art Council's Riverhead gallery, we stopped at river's edge to photograph glistening, ice covered bushes, brambles, trees and phragmites.  Even a low sky masking much of the sunlight couldn't hide the beauty of the scene before us... a wealth of grays with a touch of gold.























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21 comments:

Jeni said...

beautiful pictures...

John said...

Those are very good winter pictures that really draw you in. Thanks for posting them.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are absolutely gorgeous.I love the reflections.

Lori Skoog said...

All beautiful shots. I like the way you have set up your posts so people can easily buy your photographs. I am selling cards now too, but through a gallery.

Baydog said...

Almost as beautiful as New Jersey. That's a friendly jab. Really

Beate said...

Absolutely beautiful!

J. Evan Kreider said...

These are fascinating 'Studies in Grey'. It is a rare day when you can shoot directly into the sun, see the sun (sort of) and not get flare or shadows. In some ways, this lighting lets the photos have a greater range of densities, especially exploring the midtones. Rather than making the photos gloomy, it provides added calm, almost a sort of "waiting" shot, waiting for nature to rouse from its sleep. I'm wondering if any can work as successfully in B&W or whether the touches of gentle colours are essential to the photos' success.

Lesley said...

In the right hands, a grey day can be made beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful reflections of a beautiful scene. Very nice. Mickie

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Chasing the sun down

Lesley said...

and it does look unusual, to my northern eyes, to see a boat in water in February!
Glad to have you join us at signs, signs.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, breathtaking captures of a fantastic place and I don't care how cold it looks -- and it does, but so beautiful! Wonderful reflections on the water! Hope you have a great week, Mark!

Sylvia

stardust said...

I like your words, “a wealth of grays with a touch of god”, ...so true, and even the cloudy sky contributes to the almost monochromatic beauty bright. These beautiful shots of cold but serene tranquility reminds me of the time when en we had rare snow 3weeks ago. I especially like the first image with the reflection of the sun.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible, your photos are powerful yet delicate and subtle.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible, your photos are powerful yet delicate and subtle.

bracomfotografie said...

wonderful pictures, nice colors and reflections!!

Arija said...

Exceptional captures with the trees blossoming with ice flowers. If you half close your eye, it looks like a spectacular spring has sprung.

snowwhite said...

What fantastic photos they are!! They look as if they were blooming in the fantasy world. Your photos erasse the boundary between the real and the fantasy. Amazing photos!! My favorite is the second.

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6FM said...

Lovely.

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