Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Photo Essays - Project 365.

I've just joined a crew that has committed to taking a photo a day for the next year.  The purpose is to change and enhance the way we see the world.  The rules are fairly loose - there will be a weekly theme word and the photos can be posted daily or in batches.  The home site is shown as a link in the right hand column.

Last week, however, I took over three hundred photos while vacationing with my family at a cottage on Lake Opinicon in the Rideau Canal system.  I just have to use some of them.  One of the consistent challenges I set myself when photographing is to see if I can pick up contrasts in light and I also love reflections.  The sunsets from our cottage were gorgeous and I can't resist using some that came out fairly well.

And so - here is a sunset shot across Opinicon Lake.
In the series, this is 001/365.

It's clouds' illusions I recall,
I really don't know clouds at all.

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the rippled reflection.

    I'm glad you'll be playing with 365 photo crew! (Me too!)

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  2. I am hot and sweaty, having just come back from walking the pooch. Wish I could go back down to the dock for a swim (but will gaze longingly at your photo instead.)

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  3. Oh Mary, that's just gorgeous; and what a way to start Project 365 off with a bang. The ratio of pink to blue is round about perfect.

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  4. Beautiful! (Shouldn't it be sunrise, though, for this project? : )

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  5. wow--looks like you're getting well aquainted with your new camera. Looking forward to seeing your project unfold.

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  6. Nice to meet you Mary! Looking forward to the next 364!

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  7. In the Zurich Kunsthaus, there's a painting that looks exactly like a photograph. This is almost the reverse: a photograph with such smoothness, it reminds me of the surface of Dali's paintings.

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