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I TOOK THIS SHOT IN DECEMBER OF 2008 WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM FISHING ON GRIZZLY ISLAND IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE WIND WAS CALM AND THE WATER WAS FLAT TO THE POINT OF BEING A MIRROR. THIS SECTION OF GRIZZLY ISLAND IS MORE FOR ATTRACTING DUCKS AND WATERFOWL. THERE ISN’T ANY HUNTING ALLOWED RIGHT HERE, HOWEVER, JUST 1/2 MILE DOWN THE ROAD, IN A DIFFERENT FIELD, WATERFOWL HUNTING IS ALLOWED. THE TREE IN THIS SHOT HASN’T HAD MUCH GROWTH ON IT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, I’M GUESSING IT’S DEAD, BUT STILL HANGING ON. WITH THE REFLECTION ON THE WATER AND THE SHAPE OF THE TREE, IT LOOKS LIKE A LETTER IN THE ALPHABET, A “SPECIAL K”. OR, A CREEPY, SPOOKY K. TO SAY THE LEAST. WITHOUT THE MIRRORRED AFFECT OFF THE WATERS SURFACE, THIS TREE WOULD JUST BE AN ORDINARY TREE, BUT THE REFLECTION OFF THE WATER MAKES THE PHOTO SOMETHING MORE,,,,,, OUT OF WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN, NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING. ANYWAY, IT WORKED FOR ME, SO I’M SHARING IT WITH YOU BUBBLERS. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. I USED A CANON EOS DIGITAL REBEL D-300 WITH AN 18-55 ULTRASONIC AF LENS, SET AT 55MM. I DON’T REMEMBER THE SPECS ON THE SHUTTER SPEED AND APPERATURE AND ISO/ASA EQUIVELANT. I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO GET OUT OF MY FORD TO TAKE THIS SHOT. ALTHOUGH,,, I DIDN’T WANT ANY TRUCK PARTS SHOWING IN THIS IMAGE. SO, WITH THE DRIVERS WINDOW ROLLED DOWN, I GOT THE PERFECT FRAME FOR THIS IMAGE.

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Stunning work, Bob!

  • THANK YOU CORA, ALL COMMENTS AND COMPLIMENTS FROM YOU ARE GLADLY AND GREATFULLY ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous!

  • THANK YOU CATHERINE, AND TO THINK I DRIVE BY THIS TREE A LOT. I’VE ONLY REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO IT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THIS WAS ONE OF THEM. LOL BOB

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    Stunning!

  • THANKS E.R. I APPRECIATE IT. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO RESPOND, THIS ONE SLIPPED BY ME SOMEHOW. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Very creative and colourful Bob!

  • THANK YOU VICKI, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE, YOU HAD TO BE THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Love The Treatment!!!!xoxox

  • THANK YOU COUGAR, ALL I REALLY DID WAS -10 BRIGHTNESS, +20 CONTRAST, SHARPEN, SHARPEN EDGES, AND TWO CLICKS OF COLOR SATURATION. I THINK!,,,,,, GLAD YOU LIKE IT ALSO. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • lallymac
    lallymacover 5 years ago

    Very clever! :)

  • THANKS LALLY, IT WAS A MATTER OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Sarah Grace
    Sarah Graceover 5 years ago

    Wow, the coloring on this is just gorgeous. =)

  • THANK YOU SARAH, IT WAS MOSTLY NATURES IDEA, I JUST HELPED IT OUT A LITTLE BIT. BOB
    PS. NO, I DON’T WANT TO PURPOSELY VIDEO TAPE ANOTHER BITE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LOL

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

  • WOW, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY TIME I HAVE A FEATURED PIECE, I AM HONORED AND HUMBLED. THERE ARE SO MANY ARTISTS ON THE BUBBLE WITH MUCH MORE EXPERIENCE THAN I HAVE WITH PHOTO ART, THAT EACH TIME I HAVE A FEATURE, IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A BUBBLER. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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