One of my favorites from Owens Pond.
Sorting through some images that I am considering for a submission.
The more I look at this the more I see. Not just the soft stillness in the reflection, but the textures of leaves and grass. Wonderful shot, Steve!
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Thanks, Eliza. With all the green happening in this shot, I thought monochrome would highlight all those details a bit better.
The low-key look looks good. Are there 50 shades of gray?
I don’t think the shadows are deep enough but with +/- 4096 possible shades I think 50 is manageable.That said, however many there are I experienced rapturous emotion making this image.
We nature photographers get our rapture in some strange places.
As long as they are the earth bound raptures then I am good with them.
It’s been a long time since I’ve experienced a good fog. This is a beauty.
Thanks, Gary. With our wide temperature swings lately I am hoping to have a few more as winter becomes spring.
I kept waiting for the Lady of Shalott to come gliding by — I certainly can imagine it. This looks like Waterhouse’s painting of her would have looked, had he gone for monochrome.
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You continue to impress me with your knowledge of prose and poetry and the painted arts. I can’t even remember all the words to “The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out”. 🙂
That was a depressing poem, poor “Lady of Shalott”. OTOH, Tennyson’s use of poetic license made me feel better about some of my word tangles..”daffodilly”. 🙂 At first when reading the quick wiki synopsis I wondered what was so special about Lancelot to merit a curse. That’s why we read beyond wiki. Seeing anything by Waterhouse was a new experience also. I can picture her floating by this reflection and could return the color should Waterhouse appear in a vision with a request.
Beautiful, soothing, contemplating. I think the tree is resting in its reflection.
Thank you. It’s entirely possible that some of the roots were in the water too so just maybe it was. 🙂
Nice Steve! It is fun to photograph in the fog!
Birds in the fog work really well too.
As I was going through the reader my wife was looking over my shoulder we both stopped stared silently and then simultaneously said, “Oh my God.” You definitely need a bigger wall.
Wow. That’s a wonderful response. Making the image was exciting and a comment like that adds much to the success of the image. Thanks, Mike and I’m going out on a limb here trusting my memory which is always a risk but I think I read one of your posts where you said your wife’s name is Cathy. Please correct me if I am wrong.
You’re very welcome. A rich and beautiful image that Kathy with a K and I both really enjoy. Your memory is good.
Thanks again to you both. I’ll remember the “K” from now on.
She and I thank you.
That is so beautifully peaceful that I don’t want to move in case I disturb the silence… 🙂
I didn’t want to move because I was in the water and didn’t want ripples. 🙂 Thanks, Ann.
There is power in the subtleness of your image, Steve. Really nice, calming and serene.
Thanks, Pete. It had the power to take over my mind and keep me looking for a long while. Those moments are too few.
Those moments are too few indeed. It’s great you captured it forever and was able to share it with others 🙂
Fantastic, I love this. Magical.
Thanks, Robert. It was a magical few minutes.
Ah, yes, it would be one of my favorites, as well. This is fantastic. I love the way some others has described it, as Magical, and with references to the Lady of Shalott. Beautiful work, Steve!
Thanks, Todd. I always appreciate how others see my work and those ideas open up my mind for future shots.
I’m curious – was the scene that well balanced between the tree itself and the tree’s reflection, in terms of contrast? It’s beautiful, but something in me wants one or the other to be less defined. In any case, I do like it – what a sensitively rendered image! 🙂
I couldn’t remember my processing so had to pull up the image and undo the layers to check. No modification to either half of the reflection. The GND function in ColorEfex is part of my basic adjustment recipe but when unclicked it made no difference. OTOH, I could adjust if needed.
I didn’t mean to make you go toa ll that trouble! GND – grad neutral density? Interesting. No need to adjust, it’s beautiful, and there’s that magic that several people have remarked on. One wants to sink into it – I ca imagine sitting in the grass there. 🙂
It was no problem, Lynn. I knew where to find it and just a few clicks gave us the answer. Yes, Grad Neutral Density. I have a set of them which I do use but when it is marginal I let Nik take care of things.
That really is excellent, on several levels.
This looks like a pencil drawing with exquisite shading and texture. Beautiful choice, Steve.
Thank you, Andrew. I wish I had the talent to do pencil work like this.
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