Glass Lake

Glass Lake

Last friday I unexpectedly found myself with a free afternoon and being met with beautiful weather I decided it would be a perfect chance to get out to the lake. YoungDoo, my brother, and I rented a few kayaks and set out for somewhere around five hours on the lake, a much needed respite  after a string of busy weeks. This is the same lake I have been revisiting for years and years and I always manage to find new ways to photograph it. Ive seen it in the snow, the pouring rain and completely empty during a drought yet it never fails to entertain my need for calm.

This shot has an odd focus to it, the camera was touching the water as I held it over the edge of the kayak and focused somewhere just shy of infinity. The water was nearly dead still as we paddled back to the dock giving it a beautiful glass like appearance I won’t soon forget. After a couple of requests to post this as a desktop I found some time today to get this up for you guys, enjoy!

(On a somewhat related note, I took a bunch of iPhone 5s video clips that afternoon and in a moment of downtime yesterday I used iMovie on the phone to make a “trailer” for the desktop, you can see that here if your interested)


  1. steve - June 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Annamaria - June 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

    The trailer is super cool, had a good laugh. As usual, wonderful image! I have been following your work for a couple of years now and I still enjoy every post. Thank you!

  3. Tim - August 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I’m a huge fan of your desktop pictures!

    One thing I don’t get though: This is the second desktop picture I’ve came across to “feature” an annoying purple dot. The watermark in the lower left corner isn’t enough?

  4. John Carey - August 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, I see that there! I overlooked that somehow, which other image have you come across with the dot? There is either an issue with my camera sensor or it was dust on the lens, how strange.

    I removed the dot and re-published for you, thanks for pointing that out and please, let me know where else you have seen it, I will get any other images you notice it fixed up as well.

  5. Tim - August 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

    The “Spoken” picture has one as well, in the exact same spot. That’s why I thought you did it on purpose! ;-p haha

    Another quick question: Is there any way you’ll consider upping the resolution to match Apple’s default desktop pictures (5418 x 3048 pixels)? I fully understand that it all depends on what your camera supports of course.

  6. John Carey - August 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I would never add such a weird thing as a watermark haha, its simply a dead pixel in the camera that is acting up, more common than you would think. As for the resolution, the camera I shoot with does in fact shoot with a much much higher resolution than I supply here on the site and I am aware of apples default for laptops and desktops. There are plans here on the site to offer a higher resolution but I’m not quite there yet, soon enough though! I will get that other photo touched up as soon as I am able, thanks for letting me know!

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