Photo Trekking 1: St. Mary's Watershed
[This is my 1st installment in a 6-part series for a photo trekking class I took with Barbara Southworth through the Smithsonian Associates Residence Program.]
Generally, you only get a mirror-like lake when the air is perfectly calm. This calm ends once the sun rises and heats the air. The heated air moves across the water and causes ripples, which destroys the effect. I did my best to take advantage of the time--it doesn’t last long.
There were a number of fishermen who decided to get an early start on the lake as well. I figured it would be nice to get a shot with one of their boats--I think it adds a little depth and interest to the photo. To take the following photo, I abandoned my wide-angle lens and pulled out my telephoto. You can see that a slight breeze is picking up and disturbing the water.
The dam for the watershed runs north and south. With my back to the sun and shooting at a downward angle, I was able to take this shot of some grass. The blue behind the grass isn’t sky but water reflecting the sky.
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