Wednesday, September 6, 2006

round robin challenge: nostalgia

look for other entries at The Round Robin Photo Challenges

this week's challenge is nostalgia....'a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.'   well.....the following pics do it for me.

there's just something about that forlorn whistle of a train in the distance that stirs something deep within.....

                                                      

and ohhhh, how i love the beach.  it's therapeutic to my soul!  just to watch and listen to waves tumbling over one another making it to shore.....

                                         

                      and i absolutely love christmas.....it's my most favorite time of the year!!!  :)

                   

                                        and there's nothing so peaceful as a sunrise on a lake.....

                              

                  germany last summer....oh what a trip....such beauty....i do so want to go back!!

  

15 comments:

megsatworknow said...

Beautiful Entry!   Christmas always give me a case of nostalgia, as well.   But, you can have the sand and the noisy trains....  lol
~Meg

fondphotography said...

Nostalgia is a very familiar feeling for me, and so I loved this challenge.  Your photos are just gorgeous...love the train, love that feeling of hearing a long off horn sounding...

reconcilinglife said...

Gina,
Beautiful photos and we have some things in common with this entry...the train whistle and the Christmas connection. Bamnfla

mavarin said...

Oh, my goodness - the train photo and the sunrise on the lake photo are wonderful!  (The others are nice too!)  Somehow I always seem to live within range of a train whistle, even when there are no tracks nearby.  Maybe it's a ghost train? - Karen

ryanagi said...

Where was the Christmas-y photo taken? What a pretty display!
ryanagi.blogspot.com

mariebm56 said...

Oh my........ Gina, I just love your whole entry!! Your photos are fabulous, each one also gives me a wonderful feeling of nostalgia.  Excellent selection for this challenge!
The last 2 are my favorites....but then again I really like the top one....a what the heck...they are ALL GREAT!
I am so glad you left your journal link~
Marie

suzyq421 said...

Beautiful pictures, with the feelings they evoke.  In the winter when the air conditioners are off, I can sometimes hear the train 5 miles away -- it always makes the ground rumble and the whistle sounds so lonesome in the distance, but at the same time it makes me feel cozy and warm, if that makes sense.

Suzanne R

lv2trnscrb said...

great pictures :)

betty

ondinemonet said...

Simply beautiful! I especially liked the sunrise, and the last one, with the clouds reflected in the water. Stunning!

queenslanderk said...

absolutely beautiful photos. I love the Christmas tree and the water reflection in germany  kerrin

jabarett said...

Very nice pictures. The last one is definitely my favorite!

tc01hm said...

I enjoyed your list, images and enthusiasim! I was feeling very nostalgic and tiny rushes.
Tess

beckerb6 said...

Beautiful pictures. I have never been to your journal before and really enjoyed it.
Barbara

queenb8261 said...

Hi there. Thanks for visiting my journal and leaving such a nice comment. I LOVE your photos.  I love the beach...wish I lived near one. Christmas is one of my favorite times of years and the rail pic...very special. My husband is a locomotive engineer.  If you would like to receive a postcard, send me your snail mail addy & I'll be happy to send you one!
Barb  

radar446 said...

Just love the lake sunrise.  Great use of the "S" curve as a leading line.  The only thing I would change would be to clone out the power line.  Otherwise that is a very strong composition.

Greg