Let me first say that this shot was taken by DH. I hate it when he gets a better capture than I do but I did the post production editing. Now having gotten that out of the way, this image is from the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park in Grand Cayman. We had been wandering around and dodging rain drops when we came to this strange area where there was this absolutely still pond of water surrounded by what appears to be coral rocks and some other greenery. In the far end of the pond there was this one tall dead tree. It was a bit strange and then I looked at the flat water and went “Wow!” an amazingly perfect reflection of everything that was in or around the pool of water. It was beautiful!
I don’t know if anything living was or even could be in the water but the reflection was so clear and just, well, perfect. The first thing that came into my head was how cool it would look in b&w but as it turns out I personally prefer it in color. Actually I’ve done one version in b&w, one in color but with a slight brown haze, and one as it originally was. This “mirror” pond looks as if it could be enchanted; like the reflection in the water is an alternate world, don’t you agree?
Psssst! Check out the watermark – hehehe
Look I like this but I want to see the colour version… as well… I love what B&W can do when it comes to animals birds buildings etc… but a shot like this… I reckon the the colour will beat it hands down..
Tomorrow I will post the other two versions. Each one conveys a slightly different interpretation.
Putting a gray watermark on a B&W photo make is more of a “Where’s Waldo” challenge than a “Check it Out!”
I look forward to seeing the side by side comparison tomorrow.
I can’t help it if it blends in well 😉 But did you find it and catch what it was?
Yes, I did. Nice touch. 🙂
Very nice…it reminds me of Narnia or some other enchanted place. I’m with everyone else and would like to see the color version also. Nice touch with the watermark!
I figured I should give him credit after all. And the next two versions are coming right up!