Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

lac d'Aumar (Aumar lake) in Hautes-Pyrénées on a clear day


This is lac d’Aumar (Aumar lake), one of the series of lakes in the Natural Reserve of Néouvielle, seen from the route des lacs (lake road). We passed by this road twice on our way to our hikes last autumn. I didn’t know that on these two occasions, I took pictures of the view on approximately the same spot. Vehicles are not allowed to stop at any point on this road as there is a succession of blind curves. So I took them while in the car. Good thing one cannot drive here fast, so even if we weren’t able to stop, I was able to take some clear photos (This is the joy of being on the passenger seat *giggles.* But I feel bad for my husband as he cannot enjoy the scenery --- he has to concentrate on the road and the oncoming traffic.)

the same lake with cirrus clouds in the sky

I cannot decide which panorama is better --- the one on a clear day or when there are “feathers” of cirrus clouds artfully scattered in the sky. Even if you see the same landscape, it is not exactly the same scenery. And I am in awe as to how one factor can change our “view” (or at least “my” view if others don’t agree with my perception) of the same vista.

another panorama on a cloudless day

Well, maybe this is a lesson in life. Things might look the same, but it’s not altogether similar. Sometimes, all it takes is one element to be added, taken or changed, and you have something new. Maybe not completely new but not certainly the same either. I guess, we just have to keep an open eye and an open mind.

a scene I find worth remembering

13 comments:

Rocks said...

oh my! breath taking photos. I would love to be there one day :) Happy Wordless!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful! I like the feathers in the sky. They clouds seem to keep the mountains company!

Indrani said...

They are similar, yet different.

The World In The Eyes Of Brothers said...

What lovely pictures. It makes one want to sit there and just enjoy the views. Happy WW.

Beth F said...

The contrast between the lake and the dry mountains is nice.

jams o donnell said...

Wow what a beautiful place!

Napaboaniya said...

All very nicely captured :)

p/s: I know the frustrations of shooting without flash in dim places...just makes me wanna tear my hair out :P

lareine said...

to everybody: thanks a lot for dropping by:)... the place is really beautiful, i hope you'll have the opportunity to see it, too:)... it's worth the visit!:)

Rocks said...

Hi lareine!

Anawangin is in Zambales, Philippines. Thanks for dropping by!

June said...

I can see why you're attracted to this scene! I'm putting my vote on the shot with the cirrus clouds. I'll make a deal with you...you can come visit me if I can come visit you :-) I'd love to see this landscape first hand!

Junebug said...

Beautiful place. Wish I could visit some day.

lisaschaos said...

At least you got some lovely shots to share with the hubs who didn't get to enjoy it in person. :)

lareine said...

to rocks: thanks for the info... the place looks so quiet... must be great to spend a few days there...

to june: that's a great idea!... we don't live near the pyrenées but we would be happy to bring you there... you'll love the place:)

to junebug: the place is really lovely... hope you can see it in the near future:)...

to lisaschaos: thanks! i hope next time, he gets to enjoy the panorama with his own eyes:)... i really should work on my driving skills...

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