Mid-Summer's Quiet Little Nook

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Clifford Dupuis

Outstanding with all the lush greens, very inviting particularly during the heat wave here in the Alberta

Jenny Stevens

Lovely rich colours and a reflection that is equally as lush.

Wally Lutz

Tell me that's a rising trout and this shot hits it out of the park!

Bernie Ewing

Could very well be Wally - a trout: brown, speckled, rainbow . . . there were many breaking the water and creating rings. But then perhaps it has a more exotic origin. A salmon Parr or Smolt... the water is fresh, from Kearney Lake in Bedford, a few meters downstream of the level control dam at the lake's north end. Thank you for your generous comment Wally - let the fish decide.

Debra Plett

This is a very captivating image Bernie. The fern pattern on the rocks is amazing, I have never seen anything like this before. My eye is drawn to the reflection in the water and then up to the rocks, magical for sure.

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Debra - I found this spot this afternoon - I look forward to returning as the season's progress.

Harold Fleming

It does look like a very special place, Bernie, and even though the plants and reflections from the plants are giving off some great colour, I find my focus goes straight to the rocks. The patterns in the rocks hold my eye for some time before I take in the rest of the scene. The serenity is somehow captured in the shadows.

Bernie Ewing

Thank you Harold for sharing what makes it special for you. I am looking forward to the changes this little spot shows as the days move forward, leaves turn, ferns become brown, snow . . . . oh dear!

June 24 - midsummer's day I found a new trail and followed it for a bit of a hike and exercise. And I was rewarded by this landscape. Not a huge 'epic' landscape that YouTuber Pro's put out but a landscape that fits me - quiet, serene, calm, peaceful and a delight for all the senses. I don't normally do this, but I would like to point out one feature I find ever so fascinating. Along the horizontal midline of the shot and some 'rocks'. About 1/3 of the way from the left a rock shows the pattern of shadows cast by the overhanging branches; another larger 'rock' up and to the left a bit shows more, and a smaller rock way over on the right has some. Interesting patterns, made more interesting by their reflections in the pool. Mid-summer magic - it's so fitting.
Taken By
Bernie Ewing
Taken On
June 24, 2021
pool water shadow shade sunlight ferns sumac green land nature outdoors
  • Focal: 105
  • Lens Model: 18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 0.01 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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