Lake of the Clouds Reflection2 Comments
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.