Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rainbow Springs State Park

Do you like this?


Or this?


Or this?


Photo by Lois Anne. Fooling around in Photoshop by Jacob.

43 comments:

melanie said...

Ces photos sont très romantiques. Il y manque un couple d'amoureux (jeunes ou ... vieux !)

"Modern muffler shop" est .... incroyable !

Hilda said...

I like them all, but my favorite is the black and white.

Olivier said...

belle série, cela penser a des cartes postales, j'aime bien le coté vintage de la dernière
nice series, it to think has postcards, I like well the vintage of last

Don and Krise said...

Looking at your beautiful photo it reminds me very much of the location of our post today.
P.S. I'm partial to #1.

Per Stromsjo said...

I could imagine a certain student of criminology occupying this very bench for the entire morning.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friends Lois Anne and Jacob!
wow what a great art exhibition !
Difficult to know what is more beautiful, I think you friends are very talent!
Magnificent place!
Léia

Eamon said...

I prefer the first two. The light on the third is too soft for me. The B&W might be most suitable as it evokes more of a timeless scene.

Vogon Poet said...

First one, I like the world as is...

Sashindoubutsu said...

The third one looks like a scene from a dream or a fantasy movie..^^ All are awesome but I like best the black and white one.

Small City Scenes said...

I like the first one best. It is most inviting. All beautiful though. MB

Paula said...

I prefer this last one.

magiceye said...

like the last the best!

Sean said...

B&W without doubt!

Frank de Jol said...

All photos are nice, but like most first.
Beautiful place.

Rose said...

I will choose the B&W! They are all lovely, but I do love black and white.

Marie Reed said...

Pure paradise! Beam me up Scottie! ..or is it Scotty?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

There's something magical about the B&W version, although I'm drawn to the top one too. Isn't it fun to play with photos?

JM said...

All are great, but I prefer the first one. Love the greens of the tropical lush.

Bob Poris said...

Been there and loved it. Although I had trouble walking the distances

Allison said...

Love the crispness of the first photo, the black and white doesn't do much for me and it looks like fairies should be flying around in the third photo! Beautiful!
Have a great week, Jacob! I'm feeling a bit melancholy as I take my first daughter to UMD on Thursday!

Halcyon said...

I personally like the B&W. It fits this scene very well. Not really fond of the glow-y one.

Jacob said...

The old "empty nest" syndrome, eh, Allison?

Not to worry! She isn't that far away and I've known lots of people that went to UMD and they turned out OK. ;-)

She'll no doubt be home for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then President's Day, then Ground Hog Day ...

Lois said...

I like the black and white. It looks like it could have been taken years ago!

Allison said...

No true "empty nest" in my house for quite some time as she is the oldest of 4 daughters, the youngest being only 7 years old. It will certainly change the dynamics of the household, though.

Tricia said...

Oh my gosh, I can't really reach a definite decision, but I think I'm leaning more towards the b&w. It's so dreamlike

Jarart said...

All three are beautiful in their own way. I'm attracted to the third one though, kind of dreamy looking.

jusdealem said...

What a lovely spot to relax for a moment! Tough choice, but I am a huge fan of black and white, so I would have to pick the 2nd one. Although, the softend glow of the 3rd pic is very enchanting.

Dianne said...

I like them all
I love the first one
I adore!!!! the last one

the reflecton of the bench back is so wonderful

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

My compliments to you both. It's very romatic and a beautiful spot to choose for this. I love the green colour in the first picture.

Best regards
Asta

cieldequimper said...

Defintely the 2 first ones for me. I would be afraid at something with a big mouth jumping at me from behind though! ;-)

Lisa Wilson said...

I like the third one the most! Kind of looks like a secluded place in the rain forest.

cieldequimper said...

Hi Jacob, I've replied to your comment on VP's Daily Photo Stream. There's a misunderstanding, I'm sorry I wasn't replying to *your* comment...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice set! If I had to decide between the three I would probably say the last one. I like it best because it could be a scene from a movie. It's so mysterious like a dream sequence.

belleviewdailyphoto said...

Rainbow Springs is in Dunnellon, not Ocala. I used to live down the street from it. Beautiful spot to take pictures and just hang out in the beauty that is Florida, though. Great shot! As far as the three pictures are concerned, I love the second one. It makes it look so old century, beautiful!!

Jacob said...

@ Belleview - I know that! :-)

But, it's close to Ocala...and lots of people think of it as being a sort of extension of Ocala...

I'll post some Dunnellon pics in the future...

Jacob said...

@ Ceil - Thank you. I saw it and made a brief response there, too!

Have a great evening!

Marie said...

What a romantic place. I like the reflection of the bench in the water. My favorite photo is the first one.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Four (4) daughters???? Yikes! Not to worry about college; think of the weddings!!!

Shammickite said...

I rather like the third one, all misty and foggy, I can see dinosaurs emerging between the dripping palm fronds out of the mists of time....

Memphis MOJO said...

I like the first one, although they're all gorgeous. Probably that means I'm a conventional kinda guy....or maybe it means I'm getting old, lol.

Gunn White said...

NUMBER ONE is my favorite, but the other two are also very nice.

Daryl said...

I am one of those silly SOTC people .. I am not at all into effects, actions and washes

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I liek the first one best and the third one next best--I do like BW sometimes, but the color sweetens this one.

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