I rarely do landscape photography – preferring tighter, more detailed or close-up images – but this image is one I took and like. I think this image has a peaceful and mystical (or “mistical”) quality that is often hard to capture. This shot was taken on a morning photo outing with my friend Pat. This mist was just beginning to lift when we stopped by a bridge overlooking this river. There was a wooden railroad trestle on one side of the bridge and this view from the other.
The story often gets better – and perhaps a little embellished – in the retelling. Our reflections on the event are often “better” than the real thing. Occasionally the reflections of an object in water, mirror, or shiny surface are as good as or even better than the real thing. In the first two images the reflections enhance the image. In the last two photos the reflection is the image. The last shot has an impressionist quality caused by the rustling leaves and the gently moving river where the camera was aimed. As always, I welcome your thoughts, critiques, and comments.