Decisions

This image was captured on my Nikon FM film camera.  I photographed the negative with my full frame DSLR and imported into Adobe Lightroom for initial editing, then into Photoshop for inverting.  The image on the left is pre-invert, the right, post invert.  I am having a hard time deciding which I like better.  The reflections on the negative version seem to pop more but, the detail of the docks stand out more on the inverted version.  Your thoughts…

Down By The Lake

 

In winter, Lake Superior creates with ice.  Whether it’s by flinging it up on shore with gale force winds or simply by letting the surface freeze, something wonderful will result.  On this particular day the sun was absent and the air was hazy, this spoke to me as perfect for monochrome imaging.  This set of images were taken from the shoreline at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth.  By the way, if you want to wander around the shoreline, bring ice grippers.

Two Shot Stop

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A closer view of the reflections in the water.  I find it myself mesmerized as I fall into the patterns.  Just another wonderful stop on the October Road.

Mirrored Magic

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Perfect blue sky, perfect still water, create a mirror that reflects the autumn colors in a small lake along the October Road.

In A Place Stranger Than The Last

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What seemed like a perfectly normal place is transformed by a shift of perspective and a twist of the camera.

Not Sure what’s up; or what’s Down?

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A good reflection can go either way.

The Touch

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Once again it’s seeing something as simple as a branch meeting the water, to be present in the moment to appreciate the touch of real and reflection.

Kiss of Sunlight

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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.

Time By the Lake

I recently spent a couple days at a northern Minnesota lake doing a bit of fishing and, of course, a bit of photography.  There’s something about early morning and late afternoon light on water that is hard to resist.  Especially when the water is smooth and the clouds contribute to the composition.

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