Posts tagged “lake

Snowy Stillness

Another image from that snowy day at Watson Lake


Cold Reflections

Snowy rocks and their reflections at Willow Lake a couple weeks ago during the last snowstorm:


Blue Meditation

A peaceful scene from Lynx Lake


Winter Shore

Looking across Watson Lake at the snowy shoreline:


Reflection Duo

Watson Lake reflections

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Winter version:

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Wet

When we were out driving around Sunday, we stopped at Watson Lake for a short while. There was some snow on the ground, but what interested me was the high water level. Areas that we could normally walk through in Watson Woods were flooded, which made for some nice reflections.

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Same photo, tighter crop. . .

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Cabin Fever

My husband and I began to develop a bit of cabin fever over the weekend, as the weather had kept us inside for most of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. By Sunday we were ready for an outing and decided to drive over to Lynx Lake.  The road was plowed and we were able to have a nice view of the lake before the snow began. The rest of the day wasn’t snowy, at least where we live, but we are expecting more today.

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Alaska Abstract

Icy Eklutna Lake with some intentional camera movement:

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Eklutna Lake- Two Ways

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Our son-in-law took us for a drive over to Eklutna Lake, which was not yet completely frozen. The icy shoreline proved irresistible to kids and dog who immediately were running and sliding and having a great time.

I realized I haven’t posted as many black and whites as usual- and I do love black and white. So I converted today’s image into a monochrome, although I think I like it better in color.

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The Heron in the Dell (sing along. . .)

On our way home from downtown on last week’s snowy day, we stopped at Watson Lake to see if the Dells were covered with snow.  The sun had just started to peek through the clouds, and there was only a slight dusting of snow visible.  I watched from up above as the heron waded along the shoreline- a peaceful sight.

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Water’s Edge

20150724-MMA_0815_melinda_anderson-EditWhen we were walking at the lake a week ago, I was captivated by the green of this tree, which contrasted with the darker trees bordering the lake. It was hard to photograph because I could only see it through branches- so I didn’t.  But I saw it again on our way back- with a little girl under it- and knew I had to try.  I was already envisioning it as a painterly image.  I took the resulting photo into Lightroom and then Photoshop for some cloning work. Then, I used Topaz Simplify to remove details and give it a bit of a watercolor look.  I blended it with the original image, bringing back some detail- and finished it off with some textures. Playing with images is part of what keeps stress out of my life- and it’s so much fun!