The other day I set out looking for something to photograph on a cloudy day. My travels took me to Two Harbors in Minnesota, where I found a couple of geese that appeared to be walking on water. As it turns out, there was a thin layer of water on top of the ice which also created a nice mirror effect.
…is what the mind will thinks it is.
…things are not what you think they are.
I love the textures in this image. The grass in the foreground, the reflected clouds and the sunlight capping it off at the top. Also, the shape of the clouds gives the illusion of depth to the center of the image, making it seem almost three dimensional.
Now that I have enjoyed another #optoutside, I can start thinking about where I’ll go next year to celebrate the fourth annual event. I have a whole year to plan, and you have a whole year to wait. In the meantime, do get outside whenever possible and enjoy what nature has to offer to each of us. And, whenever possible, share the experience with others. And, don’t be afraid to look at things a little differently.
Along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon is an area of softer volcanic rock that has been worn away by the action of water and spinning rocks, creating potholes. This is a common feature along many rivers, including the St. Croix on the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. The interplay of shape and light tricks the eye into imagining most anything…so what do you see?