Upon a Cloudy Pond

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Comments (11)

Marilyn Whiteley on April 1, 2008

Fresh and beautiful, Ian!

EVA_L on April 1, 2008

Now I know how beautiful is the Melbourne's sky! Wonderful, Yan. Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on April 2, 2008

Thank you Marilyn and Eva.

Before the sun set, I went with Deepak with whom I was staying, for a walk in the park opposite his house, where there was a very great variety of things to see. There were farm animals (including llamas and alpacas) on an urban farm that receives groups of children; there was an old village; the trees were full of white cockatoos and many rosellas were feeding on the ground; the pools and ponds were home to many waterfowl; there were interesting and colourful trees some of which were completely new to me; joggers ran by and athletes trained on the oval; and the staff were leaving the arts centre.

Yet in all this variety and diverse activity, there were the secluded and serene spots like this that stored the story of the summer that is ending, of the autumn rain that has filled the pond, and of the warm day written in the sky. Simple serenity and meditative moment.


juan jose romero on April 2, 2008

Copmpliment for the new upload and for this beauty!:) Juan José

Ian Stehbens on April 2, 2008

My friend, Juan José, I have to admit that while I am photographing I am always thinking of my friends, now. As I was walking around that afternoon, I was looking at the ground often, thinking of your photos of mimosa (wattle, we call it) blossom fallen to the ground. But it wasn't mimosa flowering season, so reflections in cloudy ponds will have to do.



Craig Ward on April 2, 2008

Well seen and captured beauty in nature Ian,well done,Cheers Craig :)

Tamás Borbély on April 4, 2008

Amazing composition Ian ! My best greetings, Tamás

Rafal Ociepka on April 10, 2008

Did I say, you're a good observer? :-)

Well done, Ian


Ian Stehbens on April 10, 2008

Dear Craig, Tamás and Rafal,

I delights me that each of you has appreciated this little glimpse of glory with me. Thank you so much for letting me know.



filiz kulan on May 5, 2008

Beautiful shot! Greetings..

Ian Stehbens on May 7, 2008

Thank you, filiz. Glad I could share such beauty with you.


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  • Uploaded on April 1, 2008
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    by Ian Stehbens