Floating Rocks – River Reflections

The water level close to the river bank was quite shallow but at the angle of this shot it looks as if the rocks are floating on the mirror image of the autumn trees.  Mentioning reflections, the water was flat as glass until a couple of ducks paddled by and made the water ripple.  So instead of an ideal mirror image I ended up with a bit of an impressionist type of reflection – my art classes are coming back to me now.  When taking photos out in nature it is important to dress properly for where you will be going (sturdy water repellant shoes work for wet and muddy), be aware of your surroundings (loose rocks, slippery mud, hidden tree roots), something to cover your camera in a pinch should it start to rain (or put the camera in your bag and have something to cover it up with), and where your and/or your equipments shadow is depending on what time of day you are out shooting.

This time of year it’s also advisable to be aware of hunting season.  The last time I was out in the woods I heard gunfire in the distance.  I think it was just someone target shooting but you get my point here.  Keep your eyes open for those shots but also be aware of your own safety.

F5.0 – 1/250 – ISO100 – 35mm – Canon 5D

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20 Responses to Floating Rocks – River Reflections

  1. linda says:

    Those rocks do look like they are floating. I love the mirror image of your photo.

  2. Pretty photograph. While my wardrobe lacks any hunters blaze orange clothing, I always try to wear some bright color when I go hiking this time of year. Thank you for the reminder.

  3. The Dose of Reality says:

    I love this photo. The rocks look like they are floating to me. –Lisa
    PS..GUNSHOTS!! GAH!! Be careful out there.

  4. bulldog says:

    Magnificent, breath taking beauty…

  5. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful photo…..I could get lost in that scene! Orange vest; the perfect addition to any outfit during hunting season. Even our dog was fashionable wearing his 🙂

  6. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  7. Oh my…you had my heart skipping a beat when you talked about gun shots. I totally forgot about hunting season…down here you just don’t see it anymore like you do up north. You be very careful my friend…photo is gorgeous.

    • They were in the distance but still…They don’t go hunting where you are? I will be careful. I was in more danger of trying to crawl through a semi boarded up window with nails sticking out. I will be careful, thank you 🙂

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    This is a gorgeous photo, Teri. You’re right about hunting season. Ill hear the gunshots next month when I go home to Michigan. This is not time to let Max off the leash.

  9. Beautiful photography
    with regards

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