Tag Archives: James River

River To The Sky

Photography by Doug Couvillion of clouds reflected on the James River at Huguenot Flatwater

Sunrise on the river is one of my favorite ways to start the day.  When the water is calm it’s hard to image a more peaceful place.  Approaching the river fills me with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation of what lies ahead.  Soon I’ll be out there among the herons and geese.

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Flying Along The River Bank

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Great Blue Heron’s never hang around long once they notice you’re paying attention to them.  I paddled past this one at a distance and ignored it until I got close enough to snap a few pictures.


Morning At The Huguenot Bridge

photograph of Richmond's Huguenot Bridge taken from the James River

Canada Geese preen and sun themselves on rocks below the Huguenot Bridge early one August morning.


Rusty Piling In The James River

photograph of a rusted piling in the James River near Richmond, VA

This rusty piling seems out of place among the old wooden posts.


Among The White Giants

photograph of white sycamore trees stretching up into the blue sky

On a bright, warm winter day I found myself in the company of white giants reaching for the deep blue sky.  It was about 60 degrees fahrenheit but the naked sycamores and the hard light reminded me not to get used to the weather.

 

 


James River Beach Still Life

photograph of rocks, a feather and a leaf on the shore of the James River near Richmond, VA

Natural objects on the shore the James River, near Richmond, VA.


Ripples And Pebbles

photograph of ripples and rocks in the James River near Richmond, VA

I wanted to capture contrasts in this image.  The bright sunlight filling the upper right corner of the frame versus the dark shadows of the stones.  There’s also the serene, softly moving ripples on the water contrasting with the smooth but fixed and solid stones.

Sometimes we can find our duality in the simplest places.  Without hard there is no soft. Without bright there is no dark.