Friday, October 30, 2009

A Foggy Mirror

If/when I ever move (the "if" there is a sign of something deep and disturbing to my former globe-trotting self) one of the things I'm going to miss is my daily commute to work. Five left turns, most of them within view of the lake. It's amazing how much variety there is in those 1.6 miles.

On the first cold snap in fall, I pretty much just assume that I'm going to get to work a little later than usual. The lake billows with clouds, and there's no hope for me but to go back around the block and fetch my camera.

Photos from two separate mornings:

Yes, this is scarcely a hundred feet from my front door. No, it's not Photoshopped. I do wish the bird had flown just a little bit closer, though. Then it would have been perfect.

At first, I wasn't sure what I was seeing as it floated out of the mist. After a minute, it became more obvious. It's hard to imagine a better morning for a nice paddle around the lake.


johnsonweider said...

beautiful photos! For some reason, I was just thinking that the pier shot would make a wonderful front for a sympathy card.

Andy said...

I thought the same thing, actually! I've been toying with the idea of taking some of my shots and seeing if I couldn't get some kind of return on them with a stock-photography website.