Sometimes you have to look away from your main subject to find unexpected beauty.
This shot was taken in September 2005, while I photographed sunrise at Canoe Lake in Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park in Muskoka, Ontario.
I followed my own simple rule and looked left, right and behind me just to ensure I wasn’t missing out on Nature’s beauty – and I was rewarded with this tranquil scene to my immediate right.
The silver-blue dominates the scene, even to the soft light playing across the wooden pier and on the hulls of the upturned boats on the lake’s bank on the right of the image.
Can you see a hint of red in this shot? It’s the red-and-white buoy which is barely discernible as it bobs just above the longest of the piers.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. This was taken with a little 3-megapixel point-and-shoot, a Pentax Optio 33LF which I still have, for purely sentimental reasons.
Featured in WHICH WAY, September 2009.
Featured in BEAUTIFUL, September 2009.