Friday, October 21, 2011

Somewhere in Europe, I guess ...

Fall keeps marching forward in spite of my pleas that it would be okay to slow up a bit and let me take in its brief beauty.  But Mother Nature has her own agenda and I guess I should just be thankful that I get to be a participant.  So I'll quit my whining and enjoy the view.

With a good forecast for the weekend, I hope to do just that.  I was browsing through my gazillion photos looking for some fall pictures but alas, I have none!  How could that be?  Amazing!  But I hope to remedy that this weekend.

What I did come across was the photo below.  Something about it felt like fall although the date proved to be taken in the summer of '07 with my little point-and-shoot.  All before my DSLR and all before setting up a good filing system for my photos (which still needs work!).  I think this was along the Amstel River in Amsterdam or Belgium or Italy.

Ugh!  See what I mean!  I had pulled the photo out and put it in a folder of its own ~who knows when~ without labeling it.  Folder name "Untitled"!  Now who does that??  

Oh well ... I still like the photo and messed around editing it.  It feels peaceful and serene.  And that is a good thing!




I just couldn't decide which one I liked better. 
 How about you?
Which path would you rather walk?

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Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Enjoy!

~sharing with~
Weekend Reflection

74 comments:

Liza said...

I like the top one.

Mira said...

It always great to find nice old photos, isn't is? :) the second one is visually stronger but the first one is dreamy and has more depth so I would go with the first one.

TexWisGirl said...

top one, yup!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, the top one for me, too. What a beautiful place to walk and take pictures! Hope you have a great weekend, Reena! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Woody said...

I like the top one. I think it's good to review photos taken previously, sometimes you find some surprised you forgot about, this one's a gem!

Bob Bushell said...

Yes for me, it's definitely the first path.

Ginny said...

Well, the cloud reflections show up better in the second one, but I think I prefer the softer colors in the first. Your colors are all spot on!!! Since we don't know, I am saying that this is Amsterdam, just 'cause I want it to be!!

My Journey With Candida said...

Hmmmmm thats a tough one, but I think I pick number one.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

nice walk, for sure... i like them both, actually!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh so pretty we'll label them 'gorgeous'!! I'd love to walk on either path.. I have a dear friend in The Netherlands...
Happy Weekend,
Madi and Mom

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Don't make me choose, lol! They're both beautiful. I really like the water reflection in the 2nd one, but the first looks so serene. Hope you have a great weekend!

Pat Tillett said...

I really like them both, but I want to be on that path right now...

Margie said...

Definitely the top one. Would love to see it before you altered it which I'll bet was beautiful too. Happy Friday Reena!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What a beautiful place. They both look so pretty, but I would go with the first one...I like the softness.

Mark said...

I too have a bad habit of not labeling photos. Working on that.
As far as those beautiful photos of yours, it's like choosing between milk chocolate and white chocolate. Both are amazing.

Evelyn S. said...

Is the last one HDR, or whatever it's called? I like the fantasy-like look of it. (I still don't have a good filing system, so have photos all over the place under titles that don't even fit!)

biebkriebels said...

I don't think this is in Amsterdam, the river Amstel is a wide river and has wide banks with grass and not so much trees. I shouldn't edit the photo at all, I like the pure as it is.

Ashley Sisk said...

Can't decide - I really like them both!

Jill said...

I love them both! I would love to be there right this minute.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a spectacular, reena!

love these.

have a great weekend!
betty

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

can't decide, love them both as well.

Sandra said...

i chose to walk the second one, no reason, just because.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I like the top one. I just prefer photos that are realistic.

Nayana said...

Reena..I like first one better...looks so soft and serene...

Carletta said...

I'm having a hard time deciding as well. I like the softness of the first but love the slightly stronger colors in the second.
Both are magical!!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

It does look fall like. Tough to choose but if I had to go with one it would probably be the first one.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love those trees arching down to the beautiful reflections in the water! Such a gorgeous place! I think I love the gentle colour tones of the first photo best!

Dorian Susan said...

I would walk either....since a choice is asked for, I guess the first one a bit more than the 2nd. Categorizing images is trying at best. I can only do it by date. The context of the pics has to remind me where I was. No matter the local, this is really beautiful.

Florida Farm Girl said...

The first one, by all means.

Were you on a river cruise, by chance?? I've always wanted to do one of those.

Marcie said...

I guess I like the first one best..and what wonderfully peaceful color-filled scenes!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like I am with the majority on this one. I like the softness to it.

Ellie said...

I really love the first one. Wouldn't mind walking that path at all.

Pat said...

What a beautiful place! I prefer the first edit - wonderful work!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They are both beautiful, Reena. Glad you found it and shared. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They are both beautiful, Reena. Glad you found it and shared. :)

Marilyn said...

These are both great! You have a wonderful eye and it shows in your images.

Country Girl said...

I prefer the top one. The lower one looks a little unreal to me. Such a beautiful photo, too. It's amazing what you can do with a point and shoot. And hey, a camera phone, for that matter!

Karen said...

Old photos are often treasures. I like the top one best.

Meri said...

The one you played with, for sure!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Very beautiful Reena. I'll choose the first path, so inviting.

Debi@7Gates said...

I never know which path to follow (Ha), but I'm swayed by my peers; I'll go with the top.

Barb said...

I'm glad you found this photo! I like the first one best - it's absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie said...

i love them both!! making decisions is strongest quality ;)

new hope and lambertville were beautiful today, we also visited peddlers village which had some really fun halloween decorations!!

have a happy weekend!!

Debbie said...

*making decisions is "not my" strongest quality....neither is proof reading!!

Sharkbytes said...

The second is dramatic, but the first one makes me want to be there.

Janie said...

Both are fabalous, but like the first one best. Wow. Sort of takes your breath away.

I was glad to know that your files of photos are a long process, because this is the same case for me. They always get messed up. I don't deal with them, and they collect.

Nick said...

I love them both Reena! I think the first one just beats the second in my book!

You should see my filing but then again I don't think you would, lol!

Have a great weekend!!

Inger-M said...

I could easily walk on both paths, but I still like the first one best :-) Beautiful reflections!

hannah said...

I'd turn on my heel and get away as fast as possible: those noxious green/blue fumes would be a warning signal of danger to me.
You DID ask :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'll take the 2nd path, thanks. Gorgeous - either way!

Shrinky said...

Oh, what a fabulous photo, perfection! Sadly, the second one wouldn't load for me, but I'm more than content with the one I see. And I am AWFUL at labelling my pictures, rest assured you are far from alone.

Catherine said...

I think I like the second one best. I think I would like to be wearing a pretty summer dress and strolling along the path. Beautiful!
xo Catherine

Seeing Each Day said...

I'll go the first path - thanks for the invitation. And I have a few too many untitled folders on my desktop!

Kerri said...

Looking thru old photos us like Christmas. There is always a lovely surprise waiting. Both images are lovely

NatureFootstep said...

If I should walk that path it shoudl be like walking in a fairytale. :)

Friko said...

the first one for me.
although both are unreal, dreamlike, magical.

Cheryl said...

Until you pointed it out, I didn't even see the path in either one. My eyes always travel to the left. With this shot, they stayed there with the branches overhanging that gorgeous reflective water.

I have very few pictures of fall too. Mostly because the the colors come and go so quickly & up here, the leaves get forced off the trees during October storms.

BTW, I don't label anything 'untitled' but have quite a few folders labeled 'pictures.' D'oh!

Dianne said...

I love them both Reena - for me I'll take the top path on the way down and the bottom path on the way back - just perfect!
Have a wonderful week-end. xx

EG Wow said...

It's frustrating to hunt through your photos and realize you've come along way from how you catalogued photos in the "old days."

Ann said...

I would walk either one of those in a heartbeat. Very nice.

forgetmenot said...

Reena, Stunning photo--I would love to walk that path!!! I think I like the first one best--just a little softer and quieter looking. Have a lovely Sunday. Mickie :)

Oliag said...

I still keep all of my photos organized by day...I just change the name of the day folder to include a little of the subject. Since my photos are basically my diary it works for me even though there are a gazillion folders!

I prefer the first too...what a beautiful place!

Misty said...

WOWZA!

CherryPie said...

I like them both but I would choose to walk the top one.

Tammy said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! I want to be there right now.

Both look like paintings. I usually prefer photos without a lot of editing, but I have to admit, your edited version is outstanding. I didn't notice the people in the first shot, but they pop in the second. The edited is my favorite.

Kanelstrand said...

Oh, both are awesome in their own ways! And, well, Europe will do :) does it really matter where exactly it is when it is so beautiful?

urban muser said...

these photos have a beautiful, dreamy quality to them. i can't decide which one i like better.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'd take them both
on different days:)
thanks for this
beautiful share,
Jen

Owen said...

Something fine going on here... between Weekend Reflections, and World Bird Wednesday... two wonderful sites to participate in. Love your herons !

Gillian Olson said...

I like the first one best, I don't know where it is but it is beautiful.

Hilary said...

I prefer a natural path but any way you present it is beautiful.

bobbybegood1 said...

But it does look like fall if you focus on the path. Which path to follow? Hmm. The one less traveled my dear. Wonderful! Cheers reena!!

P. S. Last week I could not email, blog, or check blogs internet was down. Did you experience the same thing?

Barbara said...

This morning I'll take the first path, but tomorrow I might feel like the second. Both beautiful, wherever they lead!

barefoot mama said...

Wow, so dreamlike. I would walk the first one:) Barefoot mama