Phyllis Peterson  

Reflections of Watson Lake by Phyllis Peterson

June 2020 - Reflections of Watson Lake

June 2020 - Phyllis Peterson


About the Image(s)

I visited Watson Lake, which is a short ride from Phoenix, AZ near Prescott, AZ. The boulders were interesting but I found myself looking at the reflections of the boulders in the water. The shapes and colors in the water were interesting to me and I wanted to record something unique.

1/100 sec., f/80, ISO 200, 105mm lens, on Tripod

Editing: Cropping, Lower highlights and white point,
Raise shadows, vibrance and dehire in Adobe Lightroom
Topaz Adjust: preset

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
A beautiful reflection image indeed, and with the duck swimming through it, just makes the image come alive. Good cropping to focus the eye on the reflection and duck. Your darkening of the bright spot in the slanted boulder avoids it being a distracting element. Well done.   Posted: 06/02/2020 07:13:49

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I have no constructive comments - you have produced an interesting image. Probably it was a good idea to crop the shrub at the right but the picture may have worked with it in place.   Posted: 06/02/2020 15:53:23

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Nicely done with great reflection. The various brown tones and horizonal lines in the reflection are attractive! So is the duck! Are the bands at the water level geological or water marks? For me, they are an interesting note to this photo.   Posted: 06/04/2020 13:49:41
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Thanks for the comments! I believe the bands at the water level are water marks. The Watson Lake is formed by a dam and I believe they control the water levels. The water level marks are what drew my eye to the scene.   Posted: 06/17/2020 23:17:54

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Very well done with wonderful contrast and clarity. The duck and it's water trail make the image. Good timing for this shot since the duck is in a really good spot compositionally. Nicely done!   Posted: 06/04/2020 17:16:02

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
like it, timing is everything, to capture duck at the right spot.
would you try bring down the h/l on boulders, just a little. I might try it with Gradient filter in ACR.   Posted: 06/17/2020 17:49:23
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Thanks, Charlie, for your comments! I tried to reduce the highlights on the boulders but I think they are ok as is.   Posted: 06/17/2020 23:19:09

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
It is a beautiful water landscape image. I always enjoy to see the reflections on the water which provide very rich pattern, color and texture. And the duck is caught in the right moment and right place!   Posted: 06/23/2020 00:21:28