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Featured in #1 Favorites Group May 9, 2012.
WINNER in the “Summer Vacation” challenge in the All American Seasons Unlimited group August, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Reflections in the Water” challenge in The World As We See It, or as we missed it June 9, 2010.
Featured in The World As We See It … or as we missed it June 4, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Mirror Mirror Tell Me” challenge in Lakes and Inland Waterways group April 4, 2010.
Featured in All American Seasons March 28, 2010.
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Featured in All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water January 25, 2010.
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Featured in Beautiful January 24, 2010.

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Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts

Taken in the early evening of July 19, 2009 at the community pond down the road from our home in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. There are two little surprises here, but they’re pretty hard to see in this small version … one is the fishing pier which appears at the end of the cat-o-nine-tails just up and slightly to the right of center. The other surprise is a little dragonfly hovering above the right chair.

This image was tonemapped in Photomatix 3.1 from a single jpeg image which was reproduced 4 times in Photoshop to evals of +/-2. It was then returned to Photoshop and given a light, selective Orton, then blended again with the original tonemapped image and given some tweaking with levels. I also popped it into Capture Nx2 .. not because it was a raw image but because I like their sharpening tool.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200 mm vr Nikon lens at shutter speed 1/200, aperture 7.1, exp. -.33 and iso 640.

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image, gorgeous reflections!

  • Hello dear Bela!!!!!! Thank you!!!!! When I’m there, I usually don’t see a reflection … it seems to really depend on the time of day. Glad you enjoyed this one!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Stunning colors, composition and reflection!!!! Awesome as always!!!!!!

  • Hiiiii Lori!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!! Been sitting on this one … it needed a bit of tinkering!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

  • thank you, Gina!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • akaurora
    akauroraalmost 5 years ago

    GORGEOUS image, colors, reflections and composition!!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • thank you, sweetie!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous… what a fantastic spot! Superbly framed! Wonderful colors & reflections! Beautiful work, Lois!

  • Hi Daniel!!!! Thank you!!! I’m surrounded by cold and snow and ice … I needed something to warm me up a bit!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    THUD!! Oh Lois…what a beautiful tranquil place and those reflections are perfect. The lake is like glass. Absolutely gorgeous. There’s a tree reflection challenge somewhere…you must enter this. The title is my fave song too…do you remember it?

  • Wynnie, thank you, sweetie!!!! I guess I’m usually there at the wrong time of day, because this occasion was honestly the first time I’d really seen a good reflection. Was kinda surprised!!! And yes, I uploaded this one for that challenge … soooo sweet of you to look out for me!!!!! And yepper … that song has always gone through my mind when I think of that evening … I’ve included a You-Tube Link now!!!!!!!! Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot here Lois, jumps right out at yer..

  • Hey Jason … coming from you, that’s a fabulous compliment!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 5 years ago

    oohhhh … I would love to be in this setting now!!!! this is stunning, the reflection, the colors,, love the two lawn chairs….,amazing light , as usual,,,,,,♥

  • Thanks, Linda!!!! It really is a lovely spot … we have canada geese and mallards … and of course the fishing’s not bad!!!! I’m hoping for a swan or two one of these days!!!!!! Or a blue heron … or a crane … or … or …

    – Lois Bryan

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Lois and a fab pp work you have done
    - makes me long for Spring even more :o))

  • Hi Kira!!!! Now what is it that we always want what we don’t yet have!!! I’m teasing you, but I feel the same way … and will especially feel that was in February!!!! Glad you enjoyed this one!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    Lois your famous Bench Pics are stellar!!

  • Darling girl, thank you!!!!! You always bring me a smile when you visit!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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