Friday, August 14, 2009

Evening Repose

On my way home I stopped at Drake Park in Bend, Oregon, and looked across Mirror Pond and decided to make this evening view the subject for Skywatch Friday. It was a quiet time by the water. The milk glass globe streetlamps glowed above empty park benches, the resident geese had tucked in along the grassy water's edges, and a restless nighthawk veered above me through the enveloping darkness like a frightened phantom. Here by the sky's remaining light, I felt the gentle touch of nature's power to close the shutters for awhile and allow the weary to rest under its mauve-gray comforter.

16 comments:

Lorac said...

Serene, inviting. I would love to sit there for awhile. Very nice photo!

J Bar said...

Dark and moody. I love it.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

cieldequimper said...

Eerie. Wonderfully atmospheric. I'm starting a book in my head.

Bendoregonphotos said...

This image is simply amazing. What type of camera do you use? Did you shoot it free hand or use a tri-pod/ mono-pod?

Sapphire said...

A picture says a 1000 words. This is just MIND BLOWING!! Too good...Thank You for sharing this picture :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

Marvelous dark reflections! Like Lorac, methinks I could sit a while to savor the moment and perhaps write in my journal.
Hugs and blessings,

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice. Mirror Lake sure lives up to it's name. Very inviting to sit and listen to the night sounds. MB

Lee Spangler said...

Now that I am older I prefer rebellious acts of kindness.

Linnea W said...

Beautiful silvery skies; it's so interesting how every sunset is different: some are fiery orange, others soft pink, and yet sometimes the skies are silvery and blue like this one. Nice!

Martha Z said...

Lovely shot, I've never seen that park at twighlight. I guess I shouldn't tauck myself into my lodgings so early.

Prospero said...

Great shot, Lee. I am mesmerized.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a gentle evening.

Raksha said...

A truly magical picture.

Jacob said...

I agree with everything you said, Lee. So I won't repeat it.

Other than to say, "This IS beautiful!"

J Bar said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog Lee. I replied to your enquiry about those Australian movies on my blog but I may not have left a response on yours. Anyway, I have seen both "The Man Who Sued God" and "Swimming Upstream". Both are good but I really liked Swimming Upstream. If you liked that one you might like another very good Australian film that I saw recently called "The Black Balloon" which I think is absolutely brilliant. It's about a family dealing with an autistic teen and is also based on a real story.

tapirgal said...

The lighting is really special here, and the composition is fantastic. Nice job, Lee!