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On our walk along the Mighty Mississippi, we come to this riverside glade, shimmering in the sunshine. The wide and steady river rolls on past, and on the far bank we see an impressive stand of trees. The river itself is a deep blue, reflecting the cloud studded sky above, and we can see just two old style boats going up-stream. All is peaceful and calm, and our minds are clear of the everyday by this warm and friendly scene.

Standing on a bridge looking downstream towards the town of King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. The river is high, and is remarkably ripple free, allowing the reflected clouds to seem to drift in the water, as well as the sky. The few boats tied up to buoys only seem to add to the sense of a timeless piece. Strain as we might, we can't really make out King's Lynn on the horizon, all we are really aware of is a general impression of the town being there.

Blue Serenity Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Brad Barton

The Mississippi River has many faces. Our walk along the shoreline takes us really close to the water's edge, and from here we can see nothing but calm water, reflecting the blue sky. The river and the sky meet in a shoreline of sand and trees, and we are not really sure where the river is flowing, both banks seem to be the same.

We stand on the edge of Sculthorpe Moor, Norfolk, England, with the farmland stretching out in front of us to the tree-line in the distance. We have been sheltered from the sun by the bank of trees that we have walked through, and now they make a stark shadow on the ground in front of us. The clouds slowly move across the pastel blue sky, and we hear the distant sound of bird song.


The tide recedes from Hunstanton Promenade, leaving the wet sand exposed, and reflecting the houses and the blue sky

We stop as we take our summer walk along the River Great Ouse in Norfolk, England, and see that we are approaching a bend in the stream. The market town of Kings Lynn is seen in the distance, the brick and stone painted buildings reflecting on the still water. Nothing seems to be moving, there is no breeze to disturb the gently running water, and the sky is a wispy blue. All is calm and still, and we are at peace with the world.

Road to Nowhere - photograph by Steven Reed. Fine art prints and posters for sale. #stevenreed #landscapephotography #colorado

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