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Spring along The Smith River

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 31 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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Del Norte County - California

Yup, under the right sky - in the spring - it really runs this shade of blue !


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Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, the colour of that water is amazing, nice one

31 Mar 2009 5:37am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A beautifully picturesque place and perfectly captured. Is it navagable by kayak is does it run into some extreme rapids somewhere along the way?

31 Mar 2009 6:07am

@Mike: Access isn't the easiest and the water is cold - but here you go Mike - enjoy:

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Incredible color and I love the perspective on this photograph! Great shot Stephen!

31 Mar 2009 6:20am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the color of the river

31 Mar 2009 6:34am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Amazing blue water !! Good shot.

31 Mar 2009 9:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid image, it's really a beautiful place and also looks a wild one. The colors are gorgeous and sing the spring :)

31 Mar 2009 9:36am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Cool color. Looks like too much Ty D Bowl!

31 Mar 2009 10:24am

Marie LC from France

La couleur de cette rivière est extraordinaire. Elle ressemble un peu à celle de nos gorges du Verdon

31 Mar 2009 2:00pm

@Marie LC: Merci, Marie. Votre message m'a fait visiter Google Maps, je vois les Gorges du Verdon sont à proximité de Cannes. Vous fournir une autre raison pour laquelle j'ai besoin de vous rendre à la France.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful POV! So strong and dynamic!!!

31 Mar 2009 3:04pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Goodness, what sort of lens was this??? Really cool.

31 Mar 2009 3:31pm

@MontereyJohn: My trusty Canon 16 - 35mm f /2.8 - on the full frame 5D. I just love that lens. ISO 50 - 16mm - f/3.5 @ 1/50th sec.

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful colors here; i miss mountains and hills...

31 Mar 2009 4:10pm

@paulski: Sounds as though you're due for a visit.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

This color is really impressive, Stephen. I guess it was quite dark here, wasn't it? Unfortunately the upper part of the shot is not the sharpest...

31 Mar 2009 4:41pm

peter from new york, United States

the color of that water is really awesome! great nature shot stephen!

31 Mar 2009 4:42pm

grant from kansas city, United States

damn, that amazing. very fine shot.

31 Mar 2009 4:49pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

The last of the wild rivers in CA....I love the Smith, & have spent many wonderful family camping trips along it's banks. Thanks for the nice memories this brings! Fabulous image!

31 Mar 2009 5:15pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

It is nice to see spring back with us :-)

31 Mar 2009 5:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such beautiful water.

31 Mar 2009 5:36pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

the colour of the water is amazing, marvellous landscape

31 Mar 2009 7:24pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, that color is truly amazing...Must be wonderful to see it in person!!! Once again, I'm jealous!!

31 Mar 2009 10:50pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

just simply lovely. a cool, calm and serene place to be. such a beautiful view, well done.

1 Apr 2009 4:23am

observing from North West, United Kingdom

That color is gorgeous, and the surrounding countryside looks a great place too. Superb shot covering a big area of the river, super shot.

1 Apr 2009 7:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Ohh the colour of the water is incredible! Beautiful terrain!

2 Apr 2009 7:04pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Oh now this is truly heavenly...

5 Apr 2009 2:07am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Lovely photo, Stephen. I can't get over that water. Amazing!

5 Apr 2009 7:59pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Wow- is the water really that blue? Wonderful photo!

19 Apr 2009 2:54pm

@Bethany: Hi Bethany, Thanks. The water in late winter and into early spring is really, really, really that shade of blue.