Lake Acworth has provided me with a lot of my favorite photos, but when it comes to reflections and mirror images – this is hands down my favorite – my go to ! I had to use it for this Daily Post challenge Mirror
OK, thought I would toss in a couple more, first a shot of the Cobb Performing Arts building – with me applying some post production in adobe.
Then my snoopy – after all everyone is doing it – selfies in the mirror.
This past summer solstice I decided to take some photos in my new area – I had to move as the commute from Acworth was a killer to mid-town Atlanta. So now I’m right near the Chattahoochee River. This week I’ll put out a few photos of my new nature digs. This one was taken with the full moon and I used a full 13 seconds of exposure – so my longest yet. One today and one tomorrow.
With my family not being in the same state as I am, my holidays are usually not spent in the traditional manner – surrounded by family, exchanging presents etc. So on those days when the rest of the non-single, with family world is hanging by the tree, I go in hunt of nature.
I was going to put on the yule log (they have one that is streaming this year with a cat and dog – and I got sucked into it – even though I have a fireplace and two cats of my own), suck down some hot peppermint chocolate with whipped cream and poodle about my place having a relaxed Christmas.
As usual I got bored – so I had read that High Falls state Park was unable to lower their lake (which they do each winter) due to the severe rains Macon Georgia had had. I took that as an opportunity to jump up – run around – find my tripod and jump in the car for a 90 minute ride.
Alas I did not check my equipment – (when I got there the tripod was broken) but it would not have matter. The rapids were so rough that, as I wanted a long exposure on the water, there was no way I could get anything as a subject without motion – the water was moving the trees as well. In the end I loved this one – it looks like a water painting (which I do want to try and when I do I will be able to make the tree not blurry 🙂 but was amazed at how this tree and others didn’t get crushed or ripped up. They moved and bent and went with the flow and are still standing. That felt like my NOW on Christmas day. Very few people have a life without adversity – how they choose to deal with it determines if they remain standing in the end or not.
Well I thought I’d try a Haiku – pretty sure it’s awful 🙂
huddled in the storm
staying small, fighting the cold
outside life is hard
Snice (my term for snow and ice) came to Georgia today and while most folks hit the grocery store for bread and milk, I went for coffee, chocolate and bird seed. The birds (and squirrels) were all over the feeder in the most lousy weather. Everyone trying to get food and trying to stay a bit warm.
still playing with HDR – this may be too much enhancing, but I’m pretty OK with the finished product. Either way was happy for it to be a sunny day that let me go outside and get back to snapping!
Well it is much better than my old home New Jersey. As of yet (fingers crossed) no snow or ice, but you can find some icy spots if you look. And one of the things that makes photography interesting is how you can make something look like a scene that is a bit different than what it really is. This picture is of a small man-made waterfall outside of a restaurant, but looks like the banks of an icy stream.