When The Sun Sets

 

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Evening light highlights the clouds which are reflected in the still waters and enhancing the composition of light, sky, cloud and shoreline.

Reflections On A Lake

Water.  It’s life giving, a retreat, a place to float under the sun, a place to fish and so much more.  And, at times, it can be a mirror to reflect land and sky.  Most of my life has been spent living on the shore of a lake, near a creek or river or close enough to be impacted by its presence.  I have seen water in its various forms throughout the seasons.  I am at home near water.  When the surface of water is calm, it gives the viewer a chance to look down into the sky, rather than up, it’s like a trip through the looking glass.

Solar Effects

Usually, shooting into the sun is not recommended, but I kind of like the effect in this image.  It’s bursting with energy, pouring it down out of the sky.

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Canon 5D Mkll, ISO 100, 28mm, f/18, 5 shot bracket, Processed with HDR Efex Pro 2

Time On The Water and The first Day of Summer

During a recent trip home to Duluth, my wife and I were invited to spend time at our friends lake home.  It was a nice respite from all the business of my current life and an opportunity to capture a few images from around the lake.  I couldn’t help zeroing in on two homes that each had a collection of colorful lawn chairs set by the water’s edge, and I especially like the reflections of the second set.  The lake grass was also attractive.  The motion of the water moving the grass in various directions created fascinating patterns in the water.  Finally, sky and reflective water combine to create a mirror effect.  This was how I spent the first day of summer.

Everything Is Frozen

As many know, much of the U.S is in the grips of some very nasty weather, including extremely cold temperatures.  It seems as though the world is freezing solid.  Even when looking down from lofty heights, the world looks cold and forsaken, as though the clouds are merely wisps of ice floating through the heavens.

Wispy Illusions

Wispy Illusions

Is the cold confusing the senses? Is the world truly frozen?  Or, if we look closer, will we discover that it is the water world that is frozen, and the clouds are wisps of snow blowing across the ice.