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Monday, September 21, 2009

Sometimes, I amuse myself

Check out this landscape. I shot these at Peace Valley Park, which is literally 5 minutes from my home.  I think it's a pretty cool shot, but if you look closely, something's not quite right.  
You can click on any of the shots for a larger image.

The photo you just looked at was actually upside down.  I shot the reflection of the trees in perfectly still water.  My youngest son gave me an idea.  He asked me to flip my laptop display upside down because he though the photo would look cool upside down and he's correct.  Here's the real deal.

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
24mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/14 sec @ f4.5
ISO 200
Curves adjusted.

Here's another shot of the same general area from a wide angle perspective.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f4.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted (barely)

And yet another wide angle from a different stream ...

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/40 sec @ f4.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted (barely)


Marka said...

okay okay, I admit, you got me on the first photo. And I should've known better because I've posted puddle reflections before. Ah well, such is life. Nice photos! Kudos to the little one for the idea and you for posting it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Marka; that picture made my head hurt for a while. I just couldn't tell what was going on at first.

I find it VERY hard (obviously, unless you use a view camera) to compose a shot like that.

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Woody said...

Thanks Marka!

mikesandssay - cool photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

You live in paradise!This landscape is magnificent and your reflections are wonderful, great shots!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very Nice, I couldn't tell the first one was up side down until you showed us.

Beautiful area where you live.

Woody said...

Léia and Bill,

It's not all that beautiful :-(

I have lived near this park for almost 20 years and never knew this section of the park existed! My youngest son's class went on a trip here recently and he showed me the way. It's very peaceful there.

Quilt Works said...

The reflection is very nice, the sky is so blue

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Diane AZ said...

Entertaining post with beautiful reflections! The first image is so "trippy" and it was interesting to see more shots of the area too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scene. I like them all.

Thérèse said...

A lot of humidity but no rain!
You live in such a place! So green.
Reflections, reflections everywhere around. :)

mbkatc230 said...

Really beautiful shots, and your son obviously has a creative mind. Enjoyed these alot. Kathy

Anya said...

Your son is very creative
I love it the up side down shot !!

Have a nice weekend :-)

Julie said...

My son looks at the world that first way, too.

You are so lucky to have such a peaceful and green area close to your neighbourhood.

Lovely photographs of stunning reflections.

Quasi Serendipita said...

There are some lovely reflections here - and I love the autumn colours.

cieldequimper said...

Superb photography here. Dreamy.

Stine in Ontario said...

What fun to see the photo upside down first! Nicely presented!

BaysideLife said...

To live only 5 minutes from such beauty! A very lovely series of photos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, I love river reflections... Very cool to post the first shot upsdie down...

Stephen Chapman... said...

Like the wide angle stuff a lot.

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Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. All of the shots are so colorful and fun. I got a little dizzy on the first one and was happy when I could turn my laptop right side up again :-)

My first effort: Weekend Reflection ~ Mussolini's Rome