Magical Skies

When the lakes are calm, they become mirrors, reflecting the real world above, creating magical effects to dazzle the eye and mind.

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Upon Closer Examination

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Ice on the shore of Lake Superior, captured with a Sony RX100 Mk5, manipulated in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Pt. 5, Parting shot

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Nice clean lines, an almost cathedral like effect.  Lines drawing the eye up and over.  I came, I saw, I crossed.  I am satisfied with the journey.

Pt. 4, Breaking Rules

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When I started working with this image, I almost passed it by.  But, something about it kept calling me back.  I realized that it breaks some of the traditional rules I’ve learned in photography.  It’s heavily weighted to one side, making it awkward and out of balance.  It sort of follows the rules of thirds, maybe.  But the texture of the concrete is intriguing and adds its own value to the composition.  Compared to the metal support moving to the right, the concrete actually appears soft.  The metal erupting out of the concrete is well defined and rigid, and giving a sense of launching into space.  But, that’s just my interpretation, you may see it very differently.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

Pt. 2, Suspension

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This perspective reminds of some roller coasters I’ve ridden.  I’m fascinated by the artistry of the graceful flowing arches and the criss-crossing lines forming a pattern against the bright blue sky.  The black and white version, for me, brings out the details of the geometry and highlights some of the other subject matter in the image, such as the jet contrail, power lines and shadows.