The Salt Pond

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

 

The Salt Pond

The Salt Pond

Vacation and another early morning walk, this time along the Salt Pond.

Seriously! How could a person not feel more peaceful just by gazing upon this reflection?  I try to remember this lovely scene as I balance the demands of life and while I may not always balance them as perfectly as this reflection, I do know that life is good and I am fortunate.  I hope the same for you.

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41 thoughts on “The Salt Pond

  1. Beautiful image, Laurie. The vignette you added is so subtle that I didn’t even notice it till I read a few comments. And now I see it as perfect!

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    1. Emilio, thank you so much for your comments. You probably know by now that I don’t do extensive editing, so it makes me happy to know that the vignette is subtle. I was a bit worried I’d over done it.

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    1. Not at all sacrilege! I was just describing to Stacey’s similar comment. I told her that “the photo was pretty cool in color, too, but because it was such an early morning shot, it was almost a natural black and white. The treeline was a dark green, and the sky had a bit of color, but other than that the biggest difference was the light. Conversion to B&W and the addition of the vignette made the image darker overall”. Thanks so much for commenting!

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  2. I just learned a lot from your photo, Laurie. Usually I look for detail in the sky when including it in a photo, but here, it would not have worked, it would have detracted from the focal point. Trying to picture the photo in color, I absolutely love your decision to process it in black and white. It truly directs attention to the trees and their reflection and certainly adds to the haunting beauty and serenity of the image.

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    1. Stacy, thanks for your thoughtful comments. The photo was pretty cool in color, too, but because it was such an early morning shot, it was almost a natural black and white. The treeline was a dark green, and the sky had a bit of color, but other than that the biggest difference was the light. Conversion to B&W and the addition of the vignette made the image darker overall.
      And yes … it was all about the trees and their mirror image.

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    1. Thanks Joe … I was hoping that vignette wasn’t too much, but my instinct said to go with it. Otherwise, it’s pretty much as I saw it that lovely morning.

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    1. Thank you, Pauline. I do try to be appreciative of all that is good in life … I don’t always suceed, but remembering the good helps make the challenges not so bad.

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