We welcome Anne as our host this week! She has chosen Water – we cannot exist without water, and we admire its beauty and love the many ways we can interact with it. I am sending some water thoughts from a rainy Sweden. Water, water everywhere…
Roni Horn is the creator of the Library of Water (Iceland) in the opener.
Water is the driving force of all nature. – Leonardo da Vinci
I am merely an insignificant creature on a microscopic blue dot in the vastness of space.
– Abhijit Naskar
I always welcome this feeling, it gives me a refreshing insight and reminder of my place in this world. The endless sea is there to show me.
The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.
– Octavio Paz
Because no matter who we are or where we come from, we’re all entitled to the basic human rights of clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy land to call home.
– Martin Luther King III
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea … and you don’t believe in miracles? – Unknown
I always reflect upon life while walking in nature, I guess many of us do. A Miracle, yes, she is, Mother Earth and everything living on her. I am grateful to be here for a short second.
Yesterday I learned how to make droplets out of my images…so, from my garden I am sending my dewy autumn aster and some clear droplets for you to reflect upon too.
” Within a single drop of water, an astrologically large number “sextrillion or 1.67 x1021” of molecules exists. The size of the tiny water molecule is approximately 0.275 nanometers or 2.75 Angstrom (x 10-10m). Water is the most abundant substance on earth.”
Finally, a favourite image from the Galápagos Islands. My dream of endless, warm water with an abundance of life!
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
– Ban Ki-moon
Please show us your thoughts and images of water. Go through your archives and retrieve some memories or make new photographs this week. We’re looking forward to seeing your images. Please remember to use the Lens-Artists tag and link to Anne’s original post.
Thank you for participating in Sophia’s beautiful challenge of “Low Light” last week. Next week we are pleased to have Karina of Murtagh’s Meadow as our guest host. I wonder what she has in store for us…
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The waterfalls and the lone pelican were beautiful, Ann-Christine! I especially liked the pelican pondering the sea.
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I just LOVE the first photograph. It’s ethereal in a heavenly way.
All of your slections are magnificent and unique. The wonders of a
majestic waterfall with sounds that must have been very vibrational.
This challenge seems to have brought out the most increduble pics.
Thank you for a lovely comment, Isadora! And yes, I have really enjoyed the posts for this challenge.
Love everything about this post, Ann-Christine! Each and everyone a gem. ❤
❤ Thank you ❤
The quotation beneath your first photograph is a good match. Your closing picture also emphasizes isolation.
Thank you, Steve.
What beautiful images. Cannot pick a favourite
Exquisite photos, AC! The waterdrop images are amazing! Wow…
Thank you, Amy!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and it is so lovely to see the glorious Lofoten islands again 💙
Isn’t it? I can go back to those images from Lofoten anytime and feel the magic!
What a lovely water challenge post Ann-Christine. So my question is, how did you do the water drop abstract?? All your photos were beautiful, but these left me wondering!
Thank you, Anne! Tomorrow I will post the recipe!
The droplet images are cool!!
Haha, thank you, yes, and cool making them!
Your photos are so beautiful!
Happy you like them, Aletta!
I love them😊
I love your choice of examples. I have the same question as some of your other commenters. How did you create those cool water drop images, Ann-Christine?
Thank you, John, I will post that recipe soon!
Everything in your water galery is superb and wonderful Anne-Christine! I was really mesmerized by the waterfall and the Galapagos photo.Every photo makes me yearn to see them.
Thank you for the inspiration!
Thank you for a lovely comment – and Iceland and Ecuador are mesmerizing countries!
All such lovely images of water, but I think my favourites are Seljalandsfoss (I assume?) and the Galápagos shot, partly for the happy memories of my own travels they triggered. And the droplets, which intrigue me – how do you do that?!!
Yes, Seljalandsfoss it is. Thank you! Memories are often strong from those countries. And the droplets! I will post the recipe!
Lofoten Islands are astonishing. Such clarity of light.
Yes, they are – and the air is clear, almost like Iceland.
Amazing photos, but most specially the first one and the water obscuring a church or a mosque (I can’t tell from the tip of the dome).
Thank you. And the water is hiding a church in Barcelona.
Wow, how amazing. Such gorgeous photos
Happy you enjoyed the post!
Water signifies life, thanks for this
This post is crammed with extraordinary images. At each one, I paused, said ‘This has to be my favourite’, and then moved on to the next, where I said it again. I’m keeping this post to explore again later.
Well, Margaret, I am happy you enjoyed it that much!
Where to start? I loved every fraction of it, from the intriguing Header onwards. In fact, I’m going back to gaze some more. Thanks, Ann-Christine!
Magical, all of them, Ann-Christine. I am curious on how you made the droplets, the end result is stunning.
Thank you so much, Sofia! I will post the recipe for the droplets.
So wonderful 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Brian!
The droplets are gorgeous!
Thank you, and fun to make!
How did you do it?
I’ll post the recipe tomorrow!
Thanks! I look forward to it.
Absolutely superb! I think that’s the waterfall I walked behind in Iceland. The two smaller images – wow – love them!
Frank, I am sure Seljalandsfoss was the waterfall you walked behind – there is a path. Glad you liked my little droplets!
My absolute favorite today is the shot of the harbor. It has beautiful scenery, great colors, and just grabs my heart with its beauty.
Thank you, Janet. It was a breathtaking sight, unforgettable. And it wasn’t raining!
I love your created ”droplets”. All of these photos are beautiful ones and remind me how important water is to our survival.
Thank you, Anne, so glad you enjoyed my interpretation!
Hmmm…..now I need to figure out what the droplets are an how you made them! I loved them and I especially loved your choice of quotes this week with delivered a powerful message. Loved your post Ann-Christing
Thank you, Tina! I will post the recipe soon.
I like all of your selected quotes and the photos are all captivating, but that waterfall is absolutely breathtaking. I can’t tell the location, where was it taken?
I’ve updated my page to include your link, I had published before yours hit the streets as they say.
Here’s my slender offering for the Lens Artists 187: Water topic.
Thank you, Babsje – it is Seljalandsfoss in Iceland.
Aha my guess was Iceland, thanks for confirming. ❤
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Air and water – for the rest we can wait even if just a tad . . . adore the Galapagos photo . . . light, peace and life . . .
Thank you, Eha. Just a tad…