Mini Challenge #231: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Streams

sapphire73sapphire73 Major grinsPennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
edited August 25, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini-Challenge #231 ~ Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Streams

I enjoy photographing water, especially large bodies of water and water flowing in rivers and streams. For this challenge, I'd like to see photos taken by streams, rivers, lakes, or oceans. (Bays, gulfs, straits, and such are also welcome. In past mini challenges we have focused on water, fountains, and water reflections so I wanted to take this another direction while keeping it broad enough to encourage lots of participation.) The body of water can be the setting or the focus of your photo.

I had several more creative ideas in mind but wanted to post this challenge quickly since I'm heading out of town for a few days. (I didn't have time to find and post examples for the other themes just now.)

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

This Mini will run for two weeks; from today, Thursday, August 4th, 2016 to Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 11 pm EST.

Usual Stuff:
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3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
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Examples:

1. Admiring the Sunset on Captiva Island
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2. Malibu Creek State Park
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3. Along the Rhine River at Sunset
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4. Near Hilton Head Island
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5. Another Sunset on Captiva Island
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 4, 2016
    Wonderful theme and examples Gretchen! clap.gif
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    Thank you, Tatiana. Hoping to see lots of entries!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    sapphire73 wrote: »
    Thank you, Tatiana. Hoping to see lots of entries!

    Well, I have a few tons of them only by myself... hard to decide which ones to post rolleyes1.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    I'll start :)

    Please disregard these entries for the judging

    1. Pool and Ocean in Cancun, Mexico

    Turquoise water in Cancun

    2. Dows Lake in the Fall (Ottawa, Canada)



    3. Late November morning by the lake in Prince Edward County (Ontario, Canada)

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,474Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    Nice shots, Tatiana!
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    Beautiful entries, Tatiana! Thank you!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    Nice shots, Tatiana!

    Thank you Sara :)
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    sapphire73 wrote: »
    Beautiful entries, Tatiana! Thank you!

    Thank you Gretchen - oh, I have so, so many... :)
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  • CCoopCCoop Major grins Posts: 511Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 6, 2016
    Water Play at Ft Lauderdale Beach
    Water Play at Ft Lauderdale Beach

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,474Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    Since so many of our vacation bike tours take place while riding along rivers I have decided to limit my choice to pictures of rivers. I've selected three of my favorites.

    1) The river Lot (SW France) and the town of Puy-l'Évêque

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    2) The Loire river at Candes-St.-Martin

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    3) The Sile river near the town of Casale Sul Sile, Italy (Province of Veneto)

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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Posts: 1,479Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    Great subject. Here are my three entries:

    1) How about a Spring? This is Fern Spring in Yosemite National Park. I can't help myself but stop each time I'm in the park to get another shot of Fern Spring.

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    2) But then I have to post a color shot of Fern Spring too :D

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    3) And then on the Calif. Coast - a misty Morro Rock.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,517Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    Since we cruise and sail, this was really difficult for me to figure out what 3 things to pick. I wanted to post a photo of the glassy swells in the Gulf Stream that reflect the sky, with an occasional flying fish jumping out, but apparently I did not take any photos of that and the image is only in my mind. So back to the drawing board. I found that most of my photos of water rely on the sky for effect. So I eliminated all those and also the photos that were of something and the water was incidental. I wanted an old pre-digitial photo, so I picked this one

    1. Mediterranean - 1964

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    which was taken from a tour bus someplace along the Amalfi Drive in Italy

    Second I wanted a photo of the water where the water itself was unusual.

    2. Steaming Atlantic

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    This is the Atlantic where the warm Gulf Stream meets the cold air off Cape Hatteras - Taken in January 2011

    3. Boiling Caribbean

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    Pyroclastic flow coming down the slopes of Montserrat is boiling the Caribbean at the edge of the island. (We were in a helicopter)
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    Wow! Great to see so many beautiful entries here!
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 383Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    1. No stars for you tonight :cry

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    2. Come on in. The waters fine :eek1

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    3. Here fishy fishy :eat

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    Extra Credit: I like to imagine he actually got away :yikes
    (even though I have 5 more shots that says he didn't :cry)

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 8, 2016
    Very nice theme Gretchen, and some great entries posted!

    I'll go dig-around for something watery...
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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,085Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 9, 2016
    I live at the river Schelde (Scheldt, Scaldis, Escaut) which starts in the north of France, goes through Belgium via ghent and Antwerp, and ends in the North Sea in the south of Holland.

    1. Sunrise (Practically in front of my door)

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    2. An early traveler

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    3. Going fast

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,474Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 9, 2016
    Wow, lots of really great entries!
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,233Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
    Great subject Gretchen, and very good entries so far.

    I have so many wide water scenes on my hard drive and didn't want to choose. Since we visited the Belgian coast for a few days over the last weekend I decided I would only use shots from these 4 days as my submission. Call me lazy for not wanting to plough through my hard drive, but it gives a special mood for shooting when you have a mini challenge like this one in mind.

    So here they come

    1: Sunset from the balcony
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    2: Kites galore
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    3: Brewing storm (that soaked us 15 minutes later)
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »

    I have so many wide water scenes on my hard drive and didn't want to choose. Since we visited the Belgian coast for a few days over the last weekend I decided I would only use shots from these 4 days as my submission. Call me lazy for not wanting to plough through my hard drive, but it gives a special mood for shooting when you have a mini challenge like this one in mind.

    This is how the Big challenges used to be - all the photos had to be fresh taken in the 2 week period of challenge - it was a lot of fun :)

    ... but I also like these Mini's which make us dig into the archives and revise older photos and memories... :)
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
    travelways wrote: »
    ...all the photos had to be fresh taken in the 2 week period of challenge - it was a lot of fun :)
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    This was challenging, fun, and a good motivator to get-out and click!

    @ GSPeP ... Peter, I really like your entries!
    #2 is one of those 'print large and hang' beauties... clap.gif
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
    Great to have so many fine entries here. It will be difficult to judge this mini!
  • Meta4Meta4 Major grins Posts: 200Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
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    Freshwater Wetland

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    The Southern Ocean at Cape Bruny on a rare calm day.
    (12 image aerial panorama)

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    A loaded container ship taking a bend in the shipping channel at speed
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 10, 2016
    This must be what they were talking about in; "from sea to shining sea" ~ Coronado Islands from Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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    Escondido Creek
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    Nugget Falls at Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,233Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    Fantastic entries again, Meta4's Cape Bruny is near the top of my list and I think indeed Gretchen will have a hard task!
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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,085Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Fantastic entries again, Meta4's Cape Bruny is near the top of my list and I think indeed Gretchen will have a hard task!
    Thinking the same here. Seen already some great entries thumb.gif Seems to be a very photogenic theme :D
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,517Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    I love getting the sparkles on the water like the Coronado Beach one. Sometimes the waves will make little stars of light on film (and even digital)
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    1) American Niagara Falls

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    2) Quiet Pond at the EcoTarium

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    3) Pier at Walker's Cove

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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Fantastic entries again, Meta4's Cape Bruny is near the top of my list and I think indeed Gretchen will have a hard task!

    No doubt about it! This is going to be hard! And we still have a week to go until this mini closes....
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,844Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    Meta4 wrote: »

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    A loaded container ship taking a bend in the shipping channel at speed

    Love this one!!!
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 11, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    3. Boiling Caribbean

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    Pyroclastic flow coming down the slopes of Montserrat is boiling the Caribbean at the edge of the island. (We were in a helicopter)

    GrandmaR, I am curious about the year this photo was taken? My husband and I traveled to Montserrat in 1978 before the volcano became active.
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