Date Taken: 11/20/2012
Location: Price Lake, Milepost 297
Leaves dance and twist under the distortion created by the shallow water.
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4
Focal Length: 116mm
How I Got This Shot: All photographers want that unique shot that no one else has, but any of us will tell you that’s easier said than done! I feel like I got that shot with this one from Price Lake, and it was in the most unlikely of places.
Most of the leaves were stripped from the trees by the time I was able to get out to Price Lake. Walking the trail, I was sure I wasn’t going to be able to find any shots worth keeping. I stopped at a bridge and looked down into the shallow water. That’s where I found my leaves.
It was one of those “Ah-ha!” moments. The early morning sunlight was hitting the water just so to turn the sand to gold and create beautiful, dancing designs.
I have tried to recreate this shot many times, but I’ve come to accept that it was a once in a lifetime deal. Just goes to show, you never know where you might find your next masterpiece. Always keep that camera handy!
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