Recently I’ve been experimenting with images of water reflections, loosely inspired by impressionist artist Claude Monet’s water lilies series. This particular photo was taken in a wetlands area where bits of grass and leaves in the water broke up the reflection of trees and sky, resulting in a somewhat dreamlike, ambiguous image.
The other day I happened to look out the window to see the sun finally breaking through the heavy fog that had been hanging around all morning. I’ve kind of moved away from using the “intentional camera movement” technique lately (it can be frustratingly unpredictable!), but decided to try it for this shot to create an abstract image. The resulting blend of light, shadow and reflection created an almost metallic effect which I quite liked.
A couple of weeks ago before the big storms blew all the leaves away, this little tree was putting on an outstanding solo performance by the side of the road. The backdrop of dark evergreens provided a perfect foil for its bright yellow foliage.