Posts Tagged ‘lake’

Light Observation #4

  1. February 21 at 3:30pm on Oak Bridge in Central Park.
  2. The sun had not yet begun to set, but the sky had gotten a bit darker since midday, and the sky was white and light grayish-blue. The sky shone through the trees and reflected the city skyline onto the ripples of the water in the lake below.
  3. The sky seemed tired as it slowly faded into a melancholy blue and gray. But it still had enough energy to peer through the dark, gnarly and barren trees and to breathe life into ripples of the water below. The city skyline calmly watched itself in the slow, even movement of the lake as blue and gray and purple and brown and white melded together in a dry winter afternoon haze.

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Photo Cred:

Theme: Gentle

Description: This photo gives off a gentle feel because of the serenity that I get from it. The sunlight is warm and calm like that of a sunset over the lake. It also has a nice reflection off the water that reminds me of summer nights spent with friends and family. Also, the feather itself is a gentle object and it aids the message of the photo by floating on top of the water.

Photo Observation Week #8: Dealer’s Choice

Dealers Choice

2) Photo by flickr user Ballygrant Boy on March 7th 2013 at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CA.

3) Theme: Dealer’s Choice: Old

4) While looking for a photo for this theme, I was browsing the explore section of flickr. The lighting in this photo struck me immediately. It felt like a vintage photograph, but was clearly taken by a modern camera. It was the lighting that made this effect. The brighter, more concentrated light in the middle is circular, and does not extend to the corners of the picture, leaving a grey, burnt feeling border. This immediately created the sense of age, as though the edges of the light were to tired to make it to the edges of the world, or the edges were withering with age. I also loved the layers of light and shadow that stretch horizontally across the painting. None of the light is bright or shocking, but it’s calm and full of layers and history.


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Photo by: me!


This picture was taken while on our boat at our vacation spot at Lake Champlain in Vermont. My extended family has been taking this trip every summer since my great grandparents found the spot about 60 or 70 years ago. My family, aunts, uncles, and cousins still meet at the same spot on this lake and spend two weeks fishing, swimming, boating, and hanging out. This picture puts me in a place and gives me a feeling I can only get on our boat in this lake. It is a feeling of total freedom and exhilaration.