In this week’s Water episode of the Weekly Photo Challenge, we travel to beautiful, calm, and early morning (as in 8 am) Buntzen Lake in British Columbia. In the Summer of 2009, this photograph was taken because the water was so still and unmoving. The reflections of the mountains on the water created this sort of duality that only water reflections can achieve.
I wanted a nice sharp photo at a closed aperture with little to no noise so I elected to use a tripod. I don’t normally shoot with a tripod in broad daylight, but it was necessary this time. The water came out clear and had barely a ripple. It created an almost mirror-like effect. It was almost surreal.
This photograph made having to wake up at 6 am for a 90 minute drive worth it. I imagine at this photograph would have been even more spectacular at sunrise, but summers in Vancouver means the sun rises well before 6 am. Maybe if we were camping, I would have tried again for a second photo. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to camping and we were only there for a picnic. I hope you enjoy.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18.0mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/15s.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4.