Thursday, April 18, 2019

Returning to the Scene

After visiting the flooded tree and posting that ↑↑↑ photo plus a few others, I knew that I wanted to return when conditions were better.

I had photographed this flooded tree at sunset area two years before and captured this ↓↓↓ which I like, but I wanted to try again.

Sue and I went for a stroll in the park in late afternoon, but I had left my memory card in the computer. So, I returned again in the evening, which I had planned to do anyway.

It was very flooded last night. Someone said that the water rose quite a bit between yesterday morning and afternoon. Concentrating as much as possible on capturing reflections, I got the two photos below. They are taken with the sun a little lower than above which did eliminate some of the funky flares, although I still like the above photo.

Processing was mild (above), mainly photoshopping some of the debris in the pond for a cleaner image. For whatever reason, I decided to used a panoramic crop of modern tv dimensions. Any other processing touches were quite mild.

Below, is slightly different view in which I warmed up the colour balance a little compared to the above photo, but it is still only lightly processed.

It was good to get out after a few days of not feeling too great. I mostly just stood around waiting for the sun to get lower, and that was quite pleasant, almost a meditative thing although that is exaggerating my state of mind a bit. We are into a few more days of rain, so hopefully, I will get another opportunity when the skies clear again.


Jenn Jilks said...

These are wonderful! The flooding is scary, but beautiful!

Mage said...

Sorry you haven't felt well. The picture is delightful.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Will you health and feeling better! Hope the rain stops being so excessive. I live on a long hill so flooding is not such a problem, but the ground is very saturated and that, along with wind storms, has had trees down all over.

Love your photographs.

William Kendall said...

These are beautiful shots.

I'm hoping we don't get that much rain over the coming days, for various reasons. We had a deluge late Sunday night, and this time of year is not a good time for that.

Marie Smith said...

Hope you feel better soon, AC. The photos are spectacular.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The comparison shots were great and I agree with you, AC, about preferring the first one. If you had nit presented that one than the second of the recent ones would have been my choice. Hope you are feeling better.

Doris Potter said...

Very lovely shots!