Mirror ~ Mirror

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Part II

Water ~

The mirror through which the sky may admire its performance.

 

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59 thoughts on “Mirror ~ Mirror

    • Almost missed that one. There was a bank of clouds on the horizon, that don’t really show up in the photo, that pretty much blocked moonrise. Which was a total bummer since it was one of the “Super Moons.” I was in the process of packing it in when I made one last look and saw the moon just starting to peek above the clouds.

  1. “Water ~

    The mirror through which the sky may admire its performance.”

    The words are as beautiful as the pictures! :)

  2. Just amazing! I love the colours in your pics and I love how you show the beauty of nature around you! We need more photografers like you in this world :-D

    • Thank you Sandy. I do enjoy bringing the beauty of what nature has to offer into peoples homes. Not everyone is willing(crazy enough?) to hike 5-6 miles, in the dark, into the mountains, starting as early as 2 a.m., in order to see it themselves.

      Though I have to be honest and admit I’m a bit torn about that last part. On the one hand, I’m all for people pursuing photography, it’s an excellent way to express creativity, or simply document life. But on the other hand, as someone trying-hoping-wishing to make this more of a full time gig, it does make it a little more difficult to stand out among the crowd. ;-)

      • I absolutely agree with your last sentence. But don’t worry, you absolutely stand out of the crowd with your wonderful pics (Hopefully paying clients see it the same way). I follow the work of lots of professional nature photographers, and everytime I pass by your blog there is this “Wow” effect :-D

        • I do wish more of them did ;-) Though in all honesty, I don’t really see other photographers as “competition,” because none of us “sees” the same. You and I could be standing shoulder to shoulder, photographing the exact same scene, and we’d come away with two very different images. Likely both equally good, yet very different.

          All it takes is getting our images in front of the right set of eyes. Then maybe one day I can give up my “real” job and play with my camera full time :D

          Thank you for that last comment, maybe there’s hope yet!

    • Thank you. The best part about the Baxter Lake photos is that I’m less than a five minute walk from the water. If the sky looks like something good is going to happen for sunrise I can just grab my camera and tripod and go.

      • That is so wonderful. Photography is a relatively new hobby for me (I got my first dslr last September) and I am re-discovering my own neighborhood of parks, a nature reserve, and forests.

        • That’s great! I really need to focus more on my local area. With the seacoast no more than an hour away, and the White Mountains only an hour and a half or so, I tend to be drawn more to them.

          I wouldn’t need to be on the trail as early as 2 a.m. in order to hike in several miles for sunrise, or out after sunset, if I stayed closer to home more often too. Though being above tree line, in the winter, as the sun comes up, or sets is really, REALLY hard to resist. ;-)

          • Being a mom with school-aged kids keeps me close to home these days so I am learning to be take advantage of places nearby. I do live about an hour away from the ocean and I would love to capture a lighthouse during sunrise someday.

            • That sounds like a good idea. I do my very best to try to balance my time behind the camera with time with my wife and daughter. Fortunately they’re both very supportive of me trying to make a go of this photography thing.

              Go get that sunrise, you’ll be glad you did.

  3. sheer eye candy. i enjoyed the story of the moon click you tell in the comments above. the lighting on that sunrise image is probably my favourite though. all of them are brilliant. thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks! I don’t normally give up that easily, but after driving to the coast for the “Super Moon” a couple of years ago, a specific shot stuck in my head, then having moonrise come and go with the moon being a no-show, after about 15 minutes of waiting I thought for sure I was going to get skunked on this one.

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