From rq: That’s the river Daugava upstream from us, near a historical castle ruin and what used to be a rather sheer cliff into a narrow, shallow river. The hydro dams went up in the 60s and 70s, so most of the river is broad and slow these days. At least, on the surface… Click for full size!

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  1. Ice Swimmer says

    This is a book cover waiting for a book to be written. A book in which dreams intrude into the reality.

  2. says

    I agree. It’s gorgeous, and truly moody, hard to capture. It’s gotten a lot of attention on my twittstream, over 60 views so far.

  3. rq says

    It’s funny, because I took this after the phone camera broke down (a few weeks ago) and I was left only with the selfie camera -- so it took me several tries getting the horizon straight and keeping my fingers out of the view, because I had to point the camera away from me and still manage to hit the button.
    The selfie camera on my phone is a very low-quality one, but I’ve actually been enjoying its vaguely-reminiscent-of-lomography effect.
    Anyway, thank you. The weather was co-operatively moody that day, too, and it went well with the historical location.

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