Lake of the Clouds Reflection

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Lake of the Clouds Reflection

One of the things I appreciate about my work is that when I head into the field I never really know what I’m going to find. I usually map out a destination and have some idea of what I’ll find when I get there. But often my pre-conceived ideas don’t really pan out and my best images are unexpected.

I’d risen before dawn to capture some images of the Lake of the Clouds at sunrise. I positioned myself high above the bluff overlooking the lake. The sunrise was beautiful but my photos just didn’t do it justice. I decided to hike down to the shore to get some early morning shots of the lake with the escarpment in the background.

By the time I reached the shore of the lake high overcast had moved in and the sky was a dull gray. My hopes for sweeping panoramas vanished, but I persisted walking the shore hoping to find something worthy of my attention. It was a calm morning and the lake was glassy smooth. The overcast light was perfect for photos of the reflections of the far bank in the water. For this shot I ventured onto a small peninsula the juts into the lake. A line of reeds poked out of the shallow water interrupting the mirrored reflection of the riot of color on the hillside across the lake.

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  1. Steven Huyser-Honig

    Thanks, Bruce. I’ll probably post this shot to my website later this week. In the meantime, if you click on any image in my site and then click on the blue purchase options button, you’ll see the prices for the various sizes and materials.