Thursday, January 10, 2013

SkyWatch: Pools in the Rock

I think I mentioned before that driving out to this site was through a torrential rain that let up, luckily, just as I was arriving.  As a result, I had quite a few opportunities to use these many temporary reflecting pools as an unusual subject matter out here in the petrified red sand dunes. I wanted to use my grad ND filter to knock down the sky, but it kept spitting rain off and on and getting all over the filter, so I had to stick with just a lens hood to somewhat keep water spots off the lens, and then try to catch the moments when the sky was less bright. Shooting with film, I lost a number of frames to bad exposure because of that, but that's the way it goes sometimes. The multi-tiered erosion almost makes this look like a deliberately landscaped pool, don't you think?

12 comments:

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

HansHB said...

Awesome photo!

Jim said...

Beautiful landscape and reflection.
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Robert Geiss said...

A piece of art indeed.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful, rugged reds in these rocks and a gorgeous reflection!

eileeninmd said...

Amazing photo, the colors and reflections are gorgeous! Happy Skywatching!

Karen said...

Naturally landscaped, a gorgeous shot.

Gaelyn said...

People would pay a fortune for that natural landscape in their yards. Great reflection shot.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Nature's landscaping... very beautiful photo and location.

Robert Rodery said...

The colors are great in these photos! Great job!

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