A Study in Contrasts

On a trip down to Lake Moomaw today, an abundance of contrasting patterns popped up everywhere:

River bend

River bend

At the river’s curve, golden brown water mixed with green water. I suspect the color difference was a function of the water’s depth.

woman in kayak

Here, the woman’s red life jacket is the only bright color in the picture contrasting with the muted green vegetation and its reflection in the water.

Wild rhododendron

Wild rhododendron

On this wild rhododendron, a profusion of fully opened blossoms contrast nicely with the single blossom still closed.

feather caught in branch

feather caught in branch

A soft, fluffy feather is caught in a scratchy dry branch.

fern and pink flowers

fern and pink flowers

My favorite image today was this pink flower cluster contrasted against the lush green fern.

Finally, at the lake, people take center stage:

Pink and blue

Pink and blue

I love the way the girl steps into the shade while her towel and swim aid are still brightly lit by the sun.

Two girls and their mama

Two girls and their mama

This image captures the carefree little girls in contrast to their mother who, as the responsible adult, is burdened with all the necessities for the beach.

For more contrast images, see The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts.

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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17 Responses to A Study in Contrasts

  1. dadirri7 says:

    wonderful images, the girl with the towel and swim aid is oustanding!

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  2. JF says:

    Annette, this is a wonderful post! Beauty of nature and people, love to them! I would place copies of your photos in every healthcare organization.

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    • Thank you, JF. I agree with you – images can be relaxing and healing. As a matter of fact, I am talking with a particular clinic about posting some of my nature images there. A photographer friend has gorgeous close-up of flowers on an oncology ward somewhere.

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  3. lulu says:

    Every shot is special. I always love figures shot from the back and flowers are such wonderful subjects.

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  4. Mary Ann says:

    Love the girl with the pink intertube

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  5. Beautiful images, Annette. I love the one of the girl with the pink beach ring.

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  6. Nice photographs Annette! I like the rhododendron and ferns!🙂

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  7. Beautiful images! I love looking at your photos. They put me in a very tranquil mood.🙂

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  8. Love these choices! The spiralling fern and the rhododendron shots are really beautiful.

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  9. Stunning, relaxing , adventurous images. Nature, the beach and all things Summer at their vibrant best!

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