Even Now

Even Now

Even now, a month or so after this image was taken I see this photo and remember how magic this evening ended up being. What started as a brisk walk out to the lake ended up transforming into this beautiful mist covered trip from afternoon, to sunset, to this glowing twilight. As the sun set the cool air of the night started to push in amazing patches of fog on the lake that slowly danced along in different shapes with the wind. Like a ballet of clouds dancing on the surface of the water for us it was a scene thats hard to forget.

Every time I head out to this one lake, even after all the years I have been going, it always seems to surprise me with something fresh and exciting to experience or see. It inspires me to know that even during times when more lavish travels are not possible that I am still able to at least escape to this lake nearby and discover something new.

It’s amazing how with the passing of every new season we are given fresh opportunities to explore the landscape around us. While some of us are luckier than others as far as where we live and what resources we have to get to great locations to photograph, there are always places like this lake to return to and re-imagine as it transforms and grows non-stop throughout the year. This is just as true for a back yard, a street corner in a city, or a valley between mountains. The only trick is to get out there and explore. You never know what may be waiting unless you get out there with a willingness to see the subtle shifts in the details of the world around you. Opportunities to stumble upon something beautiful are more fruitful than you may think.

Comments

  1. Dan Hawk - March 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Really beautiful image John! I was just thinking I needed a new one on my work machine.

  2. Junior - March 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Always amazing and this is just perfect! Thank you!

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  3. Abhishek - March 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    The St. John’s river used to do this to me. I lived a block from it and walked my dog on the banks of the river several times of the day. Other than watching the changing seasons and weather leave their imprint on the river, it was the daily change of light from dawn to dusk that made the view from the same bank of river interesting.

  4. Clive - March 10, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Lovely photograph, and your comments about being given new opportunities to review your surroundings every season is very true.

    Thanks for my new desktop picture!

  5. steve - March 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

    really beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  6. sunhead - April 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    time for a new peaceful desktop. this one is nice :). hi lake! i need to come visit you soon too.

  7. FD Thornton - June 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful image, it is these kinds of images I enjoy seeing during a hard day at work.

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