While I was taking this I couldn’t shake the DEEP PURPLE song SMOKE ON THE WATER from my head.
I still have it rolling around in there now…the words of which you will find below….I apologise in advance if you can’t get the tune out of your head either….LOL

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky, smoke on the water

They burned down the gamblin’ house,
It died with an awful sound
and Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky, smoke on the water

We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We make a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know, I know we’ll never forget
Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky ,smoke on the water

Photo taken at St.Georges Basin on the NSW South Coast.

I reside on the South Coast of New South Wales in the St.Georges Basin area which is situated within the bounderies of the Shoalhaven. I take many of my landscapes and seascapes within this area in an effort to share the beauty that it holds.

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  • AlisonJohnston
    AlisonJohnstonover 4 years ago

    Nice one Les :) Was that tonight ? The song is actually about a true event that they watched happen.

  • Thank’s Alison…just catching up on some pics taken earlier while this wet weather keeps me inside…………
    And Yes it was a something that they witnessed in Geneva

    – Les Boucher

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 4 years ago

    oh yeah one of my favorite songs too . now you’ve got me singing it .. nice pic too

  • Hi Amanda…..I think it is the first song that any budding guitarist learns…LOL

    – Les Boucher

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 4 years ago

    Well captured mate! Awesome colour and spot on with the title.

  • Thank’s mate…that bloody song seems to be haunting me…LOL

    – Les Boucher

  • crackedpot
    crackedpotover 4 years ago

    Fabulous! Looks best viewed large to really see the effect of the light on the water. For those too young to know what you’re refering to Les, here’s the music

  • Thank you CP…I’m glad that you liked it…I keep forgetting that not everyone is as old as I am and may have missed out on the music from the 60’s and 70’s…….LOL

    – Les Boucher

  • crackedpot
    crackedpotover 4 years ago

    I suppose Les, the memory problem is part of getting to your age….lol!

    Although, when my hair and beard were longer I had a kid in Nowra (when Lord of the Rings was playing) ask his mother if I was Gandalf….crying again….LOL

    – Les Boucher

  • AlisonJohnston
    AlisonJohnstonover 4 years ago

    And Yes it was a something that they witnessed in Geneva

    I know :-) I’ve been listening to some songs for years now and done right, I never tire of them.

  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you Patty for the Feature….woooooo hoooooooooo

    – Les Boucher

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago

    Beautiful sky and capture! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you Babara…I’m glad that you liked it..

    – Les Boucher

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature….Well Deserved!!

  • Thank you Jean….Woooo Hooooooo!!

    – Les Boucher

  • myrbpix
    myrbpixabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful sunset! :o)

  • Thank you….I’m so glad that you enjoyed viewing this.

    – Les Boucher

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