When we arrived at the lake in early morning, the fog was so thick you couldn't see the lake. It was so cool watching it burn off, though. It was very nearly gone when I shot this. There are just some mists rising from the water in places. But the light was so good, and the water so clear you could see the rocks beneath it. It was such a MADLY beautiful day for it being August.
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cargus (8094) 2013-08-09 0:20
Light ,color and contrast are excellent, superb reflections in water, very good clarity, excellent picture
dta (65644) 2013-08-09 0:56
Hello Shelly ,
What a beautiful place ! The mirror is so clam , providing fine refelections. I understand your enthousiasm : it is allways a great moment to see the mist disappear and when the landscape appears to the view .
saxo042 (37268) 2013-08-09 8:16
Can´t help but think of this song:
Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.
(Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II)
This picture has captured all the pleasure of such a morning. Beautiful!
rychem (22157) 2013-08-09 10:48
What a peaceful atmosphere, fantastic landscape and ideal mirror effect, compliments
photoray (11745) 2013-08-09 15:30
Excellent 'Doppelganger' view of this lake and forest with clouds included on the mirror water surface.
And sounds like West Virginia is similar to our Northern California coastal areas' morning fog, burning off later in the day, even in the summer.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (42540) 2013-08-10 16:55
A very fine, nicely balanced picture of tranquility - stillness and a lovely soft light. The water and the green looks beautiful. Nice that you keep the bit of fg angled and the photo has a pleasing depth as we look across the water towards the far end but dash of low sun shine catching on the fg is really awesome. This is a very pleasant nature scene in wonderful atmosphere. Fabulous, a sight to behold. Well done, Spot on!
Nicou (120328) 2013-08-11 0:03
Un vrai miroir sueprbe vue et captage merveilleuse compo e tiamge quel reflet quel effet et panorama de la belle nature.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (85422) 2013-08-11 9:13
Bonsoir, chère amie Shelly,
Voir ainsi sous nos yeux le bonheur qui s'étale, cela relève de la joie à l'état pur.
Quel paysage exprimant sérénité, calme et beauté !
Il est bien difficile de détacher son regard de cette très belle composition.
Oumar (26) 2013-08-12 9:43
Amazing landscape, peaceful atmosphere, and very well framed. It's almost like a painting. I can imagine how wonderful that day was!
rbassin (17535) 2013-08-12 11:23
quelle mangifique lumière avec la brume trainant sur le lac.Un très beau paysage.
EstudioChispa (1902) 2013-08-12 11:30
You have accomplished a major trick -- we see the reflection in the water, but also we see through the water to the rocks. VERY well done!
mohammad_H (9172) 2013-08-12 12:56
The first two parts of the picture, the picture is very pleasant prospect, and at the bottom, reflecting the unique, and very technical, technically, congratulations to you, your photos are very attractive and lovely, in the night -
Good Night, and enjoy every moment of life.
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-08-14 2:51
Hello Shelly - The beauty of the light, colours and atmosphere echo your note so well here and the shot evokes a great feeling of peace and tranquility. So simple but well composed and managed and an image that relays the beauty of the natural world so well. Warm regards Rosemary
Gigidusud (15125) 2013-08-19 14:35
Great capture on the morning light. I like the colors, reflections and the peaceful atmosphere. Well done!
pierrefonds (56422) 2013-09-05 17:50
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the scenery. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (96568) 2013-09-07 4:15
Gorgeous symmetrical reflections, with excellent color, saturation and clarity of the fg water. Well composed using the rule of thirds. The transparent fg water showing the lake bottom stones is nice. The triangle of land at right adds dynamism. Tfs!
- Copyright: Shelly O'Brien (AROBN54) (11471)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 18-200 f/3,5-5,6 DC
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 23:32