Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Beauty of the Little Miami River

Late evening sunshine highlights giant Sycamore trees along the Little Miami River in southwest Ohio.

I took this photo last November, 11-21-09 at 5:59 p.m. Night was falling quickly and most of the forest was in shadow, but the sun's light sliced across the tops of the trees for a few minutes and washed everything in a warm glow. It was a spectacular sight...quiet and still...and fleeting.

I found this photo tonight while I was looking for birds to draw (Remember the 100 Bird Paintings in a Year challenge? Too bad I didn't. I've got a lot of catching up to do!).

22 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

The lighting really is amazing in this picture.

Best laid plans have a way of going askew.

Lúcia said...

Beautiful shot Kelly!
The colors are amazing, and they match in a unique way.
Congratulations. ;-)

Jayne said...

Magic light... just beautiful.

Laure Ferlita said...

I can feel the peace and stillness from just looking at the photo. So very beautiful!

There's still time to get back into the challenge!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Just a gorgeous shot, Kelly, and such magical light. I say that's one for the wall.

Elizabeth Smith said...

Oh, this makes me so homesick for the midwest. What a gorgeous image; love the light illuminating the trees and the still depths of the water. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful sight.

Roy said...

What a gorgeous shot, Kelly! Good work!

grammie g said...

HI Kelley..This is a real beauty of a picture!!
Just lovely sunlight on the trees!!

Out on the prairie said...

The angle of the sun allows for some special light this time of year.I enjoy sunrise and sunset even more. It will begin to change with the season letting go tomorrow.You had to be quick for this capture, it changes fast.

Deb said...

Gorgeous lighting Kelly!

Warren Baker said...

Lovely autumnal setting Kelly. I bet it looked even better in real life

Roy said...

A lovely composition Kelly.

holdingmoments said...

A beautiful picture Kelly. Amazing light.

Tammie Lee said...

Your photo is stunning, a masterpiece, thank you for sharing this with us! Wishing you a lovely Autumn.

The Early Birder said...

Gorgeous evening light Kelly and so beautifully captured. I hope you find some way of catching up. Take care ... FAB.

Elaine said...

Beautiful photo! This one would make a good background for your 100 paintings. You still have plenty of time to catch up, so don't give up yet. But even if you don't make the 100 you still have done a lot of lovely paintings that you might not have done otherwise.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely image, Kelly, of a fairy tale forest full of mysteries. You should print it and frame it

Chris Petrak said...

A stunning photo! - and such a contrast to your previous post with the spider - which was captivating.

Caroline said...

That really is a most beautiful photo! How many paintings to go still?

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone. Anytime I go to the river, I see something spectacular, whether it's birds, animals...or scenery!

Kelly said...

...Caroline...I've finally started back with the challenge. I've finished up to painting 37, but in the next post, you can see I have 12 little paintings in the works! Thanks!

Mary said...

What a beautiful shot...so full of light.