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The spreading ripples

By Kaxxie
Morning everyone

If you walk to the very tip of Rivermead Island you’re rewarded with this stunning view. The area to the right is called Swan’s Rest Island and is only accessible via a private pedestrian bridge. The light and colours were ideal, then I spotted one lone duck lazily swimming into the frame. I was frantic to get the shot before he rippled away the perfect reflections! 😉
V 6&7 of a previous post, ‘Rain, rain, rain’ show how access to this area was cut off in February by the flooded River Thames.

Thank you all for your votes and comments on yesterday’s image and Bob for your UA. They are all greatly appreciated.

Take care everyone and enjoy your Friday.


Tags: Sun River thames Landscape and travel Reflections in water Rivermead Island

Voters: Selby, simmo73, mike9005 and 40 more

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26 Mar 2021 9:51AM
lovely image karen, the duck swimming the icing on the cake!
26 Mar 2021 10:18AM
Beautiful shot Karen beautiful spot..
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 10:26AM
Lovely spot Karen. I know it well as it not so far from where I was born; Surbiton.
Still waiting for some Nikon shots though !!
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 10:26AM
Lovely place to live and a lovely capture of it.

Hope you are good today.

26 Mar 2021 10:59AM
Very nice
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4264 Canada
26 Mar 2021 11:53AM
Rotated in the mod, - nice scene.

Quote:Rotated in the mod, - nice scene.

Thanks Willie. I can see it now. I’ve been trying so hard not to be caught out too! 😉

glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
26 Mar 2021 2:15PM
A very nice scene.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 2:21PM
Beautiful location. Excellent composition Karen.
Isabel GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 2:21PM
Karen - always check reflections against the grid. They will drop down vertically, whatever angle they are viewed from!
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 3:16PM
Lovely shot Karen, I was about to say...a little wonky Wink
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
26 Mar 2021 3:18PM
The ripples and the Bird together with the awesome reflections are beautiful ......John
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
26 Mar 2021 3:22PM
The duck, in the otherwise blank foreground, creates a more balanced image. Nice colours and a lovely setting. No wonder it is a private bridge, to get you on to the island!

Quote:Karen - always check reflections against the grid. They will drop down vertically, whatever angle they are viewed from!

Hi Moira

Thanks for the tip. Would you believe I thought I’d checked it!!! However, My eye test is well overdue. 🤣🤣🤣

26 Mar 2021 5:13PM
One of the houses on the left is that of Jackie's nephew Aaron. There are a couple of nice pubs down there too.
26 Mar 2021 5:43PM
Excellent composition and the slight adjustment in the mod gives it the extra push.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 5:54PM
A beautiful spot and really lovely composition
26 Mar 2021 10:05PM
Beautifully captured Karen, pretty place..Lin
27 Mar 2021 9:57AM
Brilliant photo.
Love the reflection.

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