On The Waters….

nature photography, pond reflections in color, blue and purple tree reflections, debiriley.com

Colors shining.

In violet, indigo and pink and gleaming ultramarine.

They dance, these colors.

Softly. Upon the waters.


nature photography, pond reflections in color, blue and purple tree reflections, debiriley.com
Upon the waters


From The Pond

be still and just BE….

just breathe

until you hear the colors sing and come to life



sit by the pond’s edge

and wait….


and wait,

until at last,

you hear

the silence






The photograph,  IS the Art


They dance, these colors.


strong in their silence

Upon the waters.



No need to “paint it”

its already finished.


No need to tame it

its not that kind.


No need to do a thing –

but simply,

join the dance

upon the waters.





Creating, Recreating, Transforming


With this image, I was able to take the ‘not too bad’ photograph and transform it.

Into how I wanted it to be.


How it looked in my mind’s eye, for just a flash of a moment, at the time I was sitting at the pond.

And I imagined the colors deeper, richer, with more indigo and magenta.

I imagined,

the strength of silence combined with those colors.



Sometimes my efforts work out.  Sometimes they don’t.

It is, as always, a roll of the dice.  


Isn’t that, the fun part?!



Published by debiriley

The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at society6.com/debiriley and, redbubble.com/people/debijriley/shop

10 thoughts on “On The Waters….

  1. Love the poem and the final product, Debi. The image looks both painterly and like a photo at the same time. So beautiful and so many lovely hues. Agree that creating art that we’re satisfied with is always a roll of the dice. You don’t know until you try and experiment and most importantly go along with the flow. The more we do, the more we get lost and the greater the possibility we feel our dreams and intuition, and come up with something magnificent.


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