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“Warm Silk”

“Warm Silk”

“The summer waters caressed the shore,
like a lover, gently stroking the beach,
in sheets of warm silk”
– Ed Lehming

I fell in love with this image almost as soon as I made it. It captured the feeling of that hot August dusk along the shores of Lake Huron.

What had been quite a windy day throughout most of the daytime hours, turned soft and gentle, as the sun began to set slowly in the west. A calm descended and the throngs of beach goers departed, leaving a handful of us to revel in the final, beautiful, moments of the day.

It was still very hot, even for early August, and the retreat of the winds made this heat more evident. Yet a gentle breeze carried pockets of cool lake air over the sunset watchers arrayed along the beach. It was a time of quiet reflection, each in their own world, recalling the events of the day. It was also a time of cell phones and cameras as the observers tried to capture a piece of this singular moment to take with them into their busy work-weeks.

For me, reflecting back on this photo, brings me back to that exact time and place, where land, and water, and sky combined to create something so wonderfully soothing. I am so thankful for these moments.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mmm
1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 400

For more images like this, please visit my website (images are available for purchase)
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‘Oculus Reflection” – 9-11 Memorial, New York

“Oculus Reflection"- 9-11 Memorial, New York

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”
 – Audre Lorde

The ‘Oculus’ is the odd, skeleton looking building left of centre. It is part of the connection between the New Jersey PATH transit system and the New York subway systems that intersect at the World Trade Centre complex. It’s not quite finished but far enough along that you get the concept.” 

My eye caught this awesome reflection on the wall of the 9-11 Museum complex, offering a near perfect reflection of the World Trade Centre Plaza, including the Oculus. It was very bright and difficult to balance the bright surfaces yet shows the people lined up to enter the museum, but it all worked out after a few exposure adjustments.

Nikon D300
Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm
1/500 sec, f/11, ISO 400

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“Frozen Fractals” – Duffins Creek, Whitevale

“Frozen Fractals” - Duffins Creek, Whitevale

Never the same twice
Wonderful patterns in the ice
Beautiful randomness of nature
Just add water

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 250

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