The reflective image I have chosen for this week is quite different from last week’s photo. I guess that’s obvious.
This photo was made on the longest day of the year in June. The beauty of the longest day is that light gets to places not lit at other times of the year. In this case, I found myself under the Newagen Town Landing pier during a pretty low tide.
This was not a plan. Remember, having a camera when something happens is half the battle. The last rays of the evening sun slanted in under the pier reflecting off the pilings. Newer, wooden, dimensional lumber created a warm color with the darker pilings. The shadowed area created contrast and different hues.
The water moved slowly and smoothly after a boat passed, creating a perfect, fluid, reflective surface that blended the warmth of the setting sun with the illuminated surfaces.
There is no post photo manipulation here. This is pure straightforward stuff, just as it appeared.
I rarely alter images, partly because Photoshop has been difficult for me to use. Too many years with film, trying to make the best exposure, encourages concentrating on the here and now, not on after-the-fact adjustments. My loss, some would say. It’s just the way I learned.
We’ll see what the next reflections bring. Stay tuned.