Reflective Beauty

© Robert C. Garrigus

Reflective Beauty

Amila Jasarevic 7/29/2007 10:47:13 AM

Very interesting photo, where did you take it? Is it a flood? #701619

Narendran Jayaraman 7/29/2007 10:48:14 AM

Great pic Bob!!!! perfect location and yeah, was it a flood? :P #4574864

Robert C. Garrigus 7/29/2007 10:52:47 AM

Amila & Narendran,

I took this yesterday morning from a bridge on the M50 in nearby Worcestershire. The nearest town on the map is Queenshill. This field is normally grassy but sits near the River Severn which has overflowed it's banks as has the Reiver Avon. This year we have experienced the worst rain and flooding in nearly 100 years in the UK. The towns of Gloucester and Tewkesbury have been devastated by flooding and Tewkesbury was virtually made into an island. Almost the entire area has been without fresh water since this past Monday - boy I can't wait to take a shower again :)


Bob G. #4574880

Narendran Jayaraman 7/29/2007 10:57:39 AM

Great...!!! Could'nt have been better....perfect lining of the trees on both sides....this is an editor's pick and may be a winner if entered in the right category...! #4574897

Robert C. Garrigus 7/29/2007 11:00:25 AM

Uh oh,

Which category would you have recommended I submit this one to? Out of habit I submitted to Nature & Landscapes. Would Elements of Design have been better? Water under the bridge now I guess - sorry for that :)


Bob G. #4574906

Narendran Jayaraman 7/29/2007 11:02:19 AM

fits perfectly for both...especially elements of design....since this is nature's design...:P #4574917

Amila Jasarevic 7/29/2007 11:20:15 AM

I've seen phootage from the UK on the news here in Denmark, it's very scary. It's very rainy here as well, there have been floods. It strikes me that the water surface is so calm, it makes the photo quite surreal. Hope you get to normality soon.. #4574967

Narendran Jayaraman 7/29/2007 11:25:50 AM

Its tough, Bob...Hope atleast now people understand the perils of global warming....its already here...and its going to get WORSE...! #4574988

randy dannheim 7/29/2007 1:20:25 PM

Awesome composition Robert. #4575241

Narendran Jayaraman 7/29/2007 3:25:46 PM

Check out my gallery and let me know ur comments... #4575614

John E. Hunter 7/29/2007 10:24:18 PM

Nice job....excellent eye and a great image...thanks for sharing.


Christopher Budny 8/27/2007 11:29:48 AM

Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime flood; and a once-in-a-lifetime photo op! This is just fascinating and beautiful! #4704779

Erin Tyler 8/27/2007 3:01:02 PM

Congrats on your Finalist! #4706537

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/27/2007 5:42:25 PM

Congratuations on this stunning finalist! #4707947

Mike Dawson 8/28/2007 9:53:54 AM

Gorgeous work! #4712287

Barbara Waldoch 8/28/2007 9:30:06 PM

Wonderful finalist, Robert! #4715294

Autum Rhoades 8/29/2007 4:49:16 AM

This is amazing! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #4716875

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Manual mode, 1 sec, f/22, RAW, ISO-100, Hitech .6 ND grad, tripod. This was taken 7/29/2007 near Queenshill, Worcestershire, UK. It is a normally dry field that has been flooded due to record breaking rain in July that resulted in the Rivers Severn and Avon overflowing their banks. Thousands had to be evacuated but fortunately there have been no deaths but tens of millions of pounds in damage to property and business.

Uploaded on 7/29/2007 10:41:29 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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