Mary Hinsen, BPSA  

Reflections At Lake Edge by Mary Hinsen, BPSA

June 2022 - Reflections At Lake Edge

About the Image(s)

My image this month is one I took with my phone, not my camera. I had been away in hospital and we were almost home. We stopped at the edge of the lake to look across at our house, and I was quite taken with the reflections of the clouds in the water.
I took this shot down low to emphasise the rocks in the foreground, and to catch the cloud reflections at the water's edge. When I looked at it on my computer, I decided not to crop the leaves and seeds out of the lower left, as there is the reflection of a dragonfly in the water on the left. I have kept the leaves, but I'm interested in your feedback on whether the image would be improved by removing them... and of course any other improvements.

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

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Very interesting image, and you have a good photographic eye to have seen it. You need to keep the leaves to show size and perspective. Otherwise we would not know that it is a closeup.   Posted: 06/14/2022 13:06:47

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Mary, I hope you are doing well now. This is such an interesting shot. It made me take time to look at it to figure out what I was seeing - very engaging. What nice details you have. I agree that leaving the leaves in add scale.   Posted: 06/16/2022 07:10:58

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Wind, water, Earth. My compliments. I like the angles and patterns of the rocks vs the reflection of the clouds that makes it balance. Composition is pleasing.   Posted: 06/25/2022 19:10:18

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I agree with Tom about keeping the leaves in the image. At first glance I felt like I was looking at distant landscape image with a rock formation and the sky (because the water is so clear).   Posted: 06/26/2022 04:55:09