Water Subjects – Part II
As pointed out in a comment to my previous post, ‘water’ is the number one, most photographed subject … as a main subject, or component of a composition. I have been thinking a lot about this since my last post. Water not only has an important and interesting human relationship but also makes intriguing subjects for photographers. I believe that water has a lot to do with why I am so drawn to landscape photography in the first place. I find it hard to imagine my living in a place that was not close to bodies of water and assorted water features. The images in this post are from a fall trip to Bear Mountain and Sterling Forest State Parks in New York. The area offered opportunities to photograph beside the water and I took a liking to a tiny island perched just off-shore. It added that ‘something else’ I was looking for so I took my time in making several different compositions before moving on. This is something that I advise students do so I was actually practicing what I preach! Isolated reflections, like ready-made abstracts called to me to capture them. At sunset a view looking east offered some pretty pink clouds mirrored in the reflection of Sterling Lake. Now as this post concludes my autumn adventures, I am ready for all the wonders and photographic subjects the winter season will bring.
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