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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reflections on New Year's Eve


Happy New Year!!!  I found a new game to play....Weekend Reflections and you know I love water reflecting. Check out the other reflections there.  These shots were taken last week at Brentwood Bay.

Brentwood Bay is the home of the Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay ferry. You can see the long dock there. The ferry route is the oldest continuous ferry route on coastal B.C. and was started by two naval officers in 1924.  It was bought out by B.C. Ferries in 1969.

I found two boats there with appropriate names for a New Year's eve party and you can see what we are drinking.  The sky was incredible with all the popcorn clouds but I was having to shoot into the sun and did not realize the best shot was the water reflecting the clouds.   Then the sun was playing peek a boo with me but I hope you enjoy the shots and hello to the Weekend Reflections folks.

29 comments:

James said...

Great photos! I love the boats and the reflections!

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Welcome to Weekend Reflections. I have returned just this week, too, after a year long break. I will give it another try during 2012. I do like the reflection of the loaded canoes. Love the shape and the colours.

May you have a wonderful 2012, especially may you have good health.

NixBlog said...

Wow! Excellent photos with some magnificent reflections!
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Have a Happy New Year!

Valerie said...

Wonderful captures in this series; my favourite is that of the mirrored pylons - unusual but fabulous! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm still relatively new to the phenomenon but am enjoying it immensely. Sure you will too.!

Dina said...

Ha! Those must be party boats with such names.
Welcome back to blogging and to Weekend Reflections.
Thanks for this welcome dose of water and boats, things I love and miss from Chicago. No such water in the Jerusalem area, my home now.

Happy new year!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful reflections and what a nice place too ! I love the trunks in the water ! Very creative !

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful shots! great reflections :)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

nice finds - looks lovely and warm there - I like the 6th photo down best with the textures in the wood reflected well - happt new year

Ann said...

your first photo, the clouds look like a sail cloth.

Thanks for visiting.

McdsM said...

Thank you for your wishes.
Happy new year from France.

Sivinden said...

Wonderful series of reflection shots! There is something really fascinating with reflections...

Redruby said...

superb photos...just perfect...happy new year to you and ur family!

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Dianne said...

the water is a wonderful canvas for reflections!!
your shots are lovely
welcome to WR

your header shot is stunning

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very unique names for the boats,but so appropriate for new year.

Arija said...

Great shots all, yes, weekend reflections is a great venue for showing your beautiful shots of water as a mirror. You are lucky to have so much water around.

Pat said...

Those are perfect boat names for New Year's Eve. The colors are gorgeous in all your photos and I love the water reflections! Happy New Year to you and yours.

Dorian Susan said...

Glad you "played along" with the reflections. You found some great ones. This area is so similar to Maine....wondered for a moment if we were neighbors. Happy New Year-and how 'bout finding a boat with that name. Go figure.

Susan said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm so glad you left a comment on mine, so I could look at yours! Awesome photos! I have another blog called theadventureofoldalice.blogspot.com I would love it if you visit!

I love your blog!!!!

Susan

Andy said...

Great photos for you first postings to Weekend Reflections.

TexWisGirl said...

definitely a lot of great reflections at your disposal! beautiful!!!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic captures, very scenic.
Wish You Happy and prosperous New Year.

Francisca said...

A stellar set of reflections! Looks like a lovely place to bring in the new year.

Louis la Vache said...

You've posted some fine images for Weekend Reflections!

Happy New Year to you!


«Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Spectacular shots. I really like them all, but my favorite is the 5th one down... the old red boat on the left looks really interesting and like it has a lot of stories to tell!

aka Penelope said...

So many pretty scenes in and around your area. Water has such a wonderful way of mirroring the magic of the environment. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and more blogging fun to come. :)

Roy said...

Happy New Year.
A super set of lovely images.

Dianne said...

Delightful pics from your beautiful corner of the world. I love the way you've captured the milky water shots and especially the pylons with reflections - a super shot!!

Anonymous said...

The fifth and sixth pictures are particularly special plus the other one (about the 7th) looking so closely at the growth on the pilings and rope. Reminds me of many hours on the dock fishing as a kid. Studio Cat.

Island Rambles Blog said...

thanks so much for your comments...there are a lot of them today and I appreciate the time you take to stick them on here...nice to see some old friends have peeked in to see me again.

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