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Old Apr 11, 2006, 7:25 PM   #1
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...on a small pond in central maine




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Old Apr 11, 2006, 8:08 PM   #2
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Oooh! That looks cold. I love the deep blue color. Your exposure and composition are right on.

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Old Apr 11, 2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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Really pretty! Nice blue. Why can't you see the trees that are reflected in the water??
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Old Apr 11, 2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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If I had to speculate, I'd say the trees are just above that snowbank and just the tips are reflecting in the water. I have a picture of a lake where a similar phenomenon is visible. Instead of snow, wind ripples on the far side of the lake hid part of the tree reflections from view.

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The interface between the liquid and the solid forms of water is done well.

Nice reflection and as Calr said the blue color adds to the shot immeasurably.

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Old Apr 12, 2006, 5:35 AM   #6
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Tigerwings,

Cal is almost correct. The top of the image isn't a snowbank, it's pond ice (which turns white and blotchy just before it melts). The tree tops were along the shore on the other side of the pond.

In the spring, the edges of ponds tend to melt first, creating a narrow band of water along the shore while the center of the pond remains frozen. I took this shot almost exactly one year ago while walking along the shore. It was one of those cases were I just looked down, saw the water and ice and snapped the picture without doing much "composing".

When I previewing the thumbnails of the pictures I had taken that day, I mistakenly rotated the picture upside down, thinking the dark blue was the sky. When I looked at the full size picture, it still took me a few moments to figure out what was going on. Here's an upside down version of the picture:



To give you little more perspective, here's a link to another view of the pond in January, when it was completly frozen. Note also, that in most places outside of Maine this "pond" would be considered a good sized lake.

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

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Hi Bill,

I have to say that I thought the same as you did...the image is upside down! But after studying it a bit, I realized that the trees were out of sight and that it was a reflection. How cool ! I thoroughly enjoyed thepuzzle!! The colors here are wonderful and good job on the exposure!

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Simple but very nice. I particularly like the trees reflecting on the water next to the ice line.
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