Saturday, July 30, 2011

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A small contribution to Weekend Reflections, which has just moved to a new address... Am on vacation again for the next three weeks, so may be a little absent, but may also be hovering around the blogosphere from time to time, as I can't live without you all for very long.
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35 comments:

Steve said...

Amazing photos - especially the colour palette. It speaks of warmth and of coolness both together.

English Rider said...

How still the night...

James said...

Brilliant! This a wonderful shot Owen! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing this!
Enjoy your vacation!

louciao said...

That is the prettiest darn Poissonnerie that I ever did see!
It's as if the scales have fallen from my eyes and I am beholding shimmering golden fish swimming in a glowing magic sauce full of bewitchments and intoxicating flavours. Please, sir, may I have some more? And what will we all be drinking with this sumptuous visual repast tonight?

Pat said...

Lovely night shot - barely a ripple on the pond to disturb that beautiful golden reflection.

Gine said...

Un reflet presque parfait ! La lumière très dure qui s'adoucit dans l'eau. Très réussi !

Henrietta said...

So beautiful and peaceful, great shot:)

'Tsuki said...

Amusant le nom de la boutique "poissonnerie de la source", dans le contexte de l'eau tout autour... L'aspect doré des bâtiments avec ce cliché de nuit le rend assurément plus precieux.

mythopolis said...

Have fun!!

Catherine said...

what a cool shot - love the gold reflection - am back online in London - move to South of France in 2 weeks...hope I am inspired to keep on blogging..

@eloh said...

Beautiful... as always.

Owen said...

Steve, I guess it's a case of opposites which attract... warm vs. cool, light vs. blackness... good & evil ? Clarity vs. mystery...

Owen said...

Hi ER ! I'm thinking that must be a quote from something... will have to search a bit for it ? Unless that's just you thinking out loud in poetry ? Hope you're having a fine summer on the west coast, and that hubby is staying out of traffic court...

Owen said...

Hi James, it's been a little while since I managed to get a reflection together, but now have a few up my sleeve to deal out as Friday's come around... I think Weekend Reflections is one really great meme, the only other I like as much is World Bird Wednesday... so keep up the great hosting job ! Any travel plans on the horizon now that the move back out west is done ?

Owen said...

Dear Lynne, I see you are covered in fragrant sauce again, you've been in the kitchen... To be honest, I think about the finest wine to accompany fish dishes I've found to date come from Meursault, in the Burgundy region... a good meursault is worth its weight in gold, they haven't failed me yet... And if I told you how many fish were swimming in this pool, you might not believe me, so I'll just have to post a daylight photo full of fish, big fish, to give you an idea. They breed trout in pools just upstream from here, then let some out... they jump right out of the water and onto your dinner plate almost ! Lovely with some melted butter and herbs... mmmmmyyaaammmmm !

Owen said...

Pat, Gine, Henrietta, great big THANK YOU for stopping by, this place was as peaceful as they come... water like a mirror...

Owen said...

Bonjour Tsuki, en fait, le nom complèt de cette poissonerie est : Poissonerie de la Source du Pêcher... qui se trouve dans le village de Florac. Il y a une source à Florac qui s'appelle la Source du Pêcher, et pendant que nous y étions, je n'ai pas trouvé la réponse quant à si le pêcher en question est un arbre ou un comportement néfaste et maléfique ... mystère... :-)

Owen said...

Myth... will do !

Owen said...

Ah Catherine, there you are... so the epic voyage and move across oceans and continents is still in progress... I was wondering where you were. Best of luck with this last leg of the trip, hope all is going well and that you've found a good place to live when you get there...

Owen said...

@eloh !

Well bless my soul... ! Where have you been hiding ??? Wonderful to see you pop in here, hope to hear more from your corner of the world soon...

Elisa said...

Nice reflection.. I really like it!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Bonnes vacances, Owen! We will all be here when you return.-- Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Stickup Artist said...

I feel as if I've entered into someone else's dream!

Have a wonderful vacation...

Owen said...

Hello Elisa... thanks... I'm happy if this is pleasing to you. Reflections are sort of an alternate universe, matter, anti-matter, one house going up toward the sky, and then its equal and opposite self going down into the depths of the mysterious lake...

Owen said...

Bonjour Véronique... bon, j'espère ne pas être totalement absent des blogs, car c'est toujours un plaisir à savourer... ce matin il fait gris, couvert, et très frais sur la côte de Finistère, donc le bon moment pour venir faire un petit tour sur les blogs, en attendant que le soleil revient. En Bretagne on ne dit jamais qu'il ne fait pas beau, on dit que nous avons de la chance, il fait beau plusieurs fois par jour ici ! A bientôt, et merci de ton passage...

Owen said...

Hi Stickup... was it Dylan who once said something to the effect of : "I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours" ? :-)

:: Karine :: said...

alors ça y est tu es reparti owen adoré !
tu as bien raison et la bretagne est tellement magnifique ... sais-tu que j'ai des origines bretonnes (ai même vécu à rennes) ?
je connais bien la côte nord, moins le finistère bizarrement :-)

profite bien avec ta grenouille

plein de bizettes à vous

Aguilar Elliot said...

love the lighting in this shot.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice cadre and light and your photography, too.

Regards!

John Gray said...

YOU HAVE SOME LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHS ON YOUR BLOG...
QUITE LOVELY
sorry for shouting

K'line Bloom said...

Très belles vacances Owen (espérons sans trop de pluie). Les photos de pluie peuvent être sympa également mais les prendre beaucoup moins !
Bises, à bientôt !

K'line Bloom said...

Je reviens pour te dire que j'aime beaucoup ta nouvelle bannière-palissade ! :)
Le contraste entre le doré des herbes sèches et le ciel chargé...

Amanda said...

bonnes vacances owen — and love the syrupy warm reflected light in this magical shot..

Roxana said...

on holiday! again!!!
ahhh how i envy you, sigh sigh...

(last but not least, for these wonderful golden reflections of your nights)

:-)

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Wow, is that your holiday home? Turner couldn't have done better.