The featured photo has background lighting from two light sources. The yellow/gold light is from one of those set of lights that sits on
top of a very very tall pole and is usually found where they are trying to light up a special roadway situation. In this instance the initial illumination is meant for a
large intersection and on ramps for a set of freeways. The lower silver/white light is one of many that have been placed around the perimeter of the lake to light up the wooden
boardwalk that surrounds the body of water. As you can see the colors and the placements of these lights bring about a set of effects that could not be more different.
Please remember these photos are reflections and the camera is not upside down - lol. Many to whom I have shown this photo to via the
camera monitor have immediately tried to turn the camera 180 degrees to supposedly bring the picture right side up. It is a kick to help them bring the photo to its rightful image
location for I had the same sort of initial reaction when I first saw as well.
I took the opportunity to crop out the white/silver light in the below print to allow a full on enjoyment of the single color of the
yellow/gold light which seems to be softer and gives the viewer a different reaction.
The writing of these descriptions of photos gives me a chance to relive the pleasant experience of taking them. Here is hoping many
of you are doing the same thing in one form or another. In the past I have tried journaling and somehow just did not have whatever it takes to keep on doing that on a regular basis to make
it seem relevant. This is as close as I have ever been and it is great to be able to share it.
Wishing you all a great day,
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Sarah (Tuesday, 05 February 2013 18:24)
That a great looking shot. I love how the lights reflect so peacefully off the calm water.
Treehugger (Tuesday, 05 February 2013 18:25)
This photo is both calming and ominous at the same time. It is very strange determining how it makes me feel.
Jeff (Friday, 08 February 2013 13:37)
Teri (Friday, 08 February 2013 13:38)
I can see what you mean Treehugger. It is def more on the scary side to me though.
Ray (Friday, 08 February 2013 13:40)
Is it time to queue the x-files music again?
whutzzat (Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:55)
Many thanks to all for the kind comments
TreeHugger: I think you called it just right. There is lots of grounds for either or.
Ray: Please keep that theme music ready - there are more photos coming that will call for it - lol.
Best regards to all
Gabe (Monday, 11 February 2013 15:05)
They are def very somber looking shots.
Ray (Monday, 11 February 2013 15:06)
Hahaha ok I'll just keep it at the ready.