After I left the turtles basking in the sun, I wandered up the main trail to the cedar swamp to see what kind of reflections I might find.
This image fascinates me. Do you think that might be why I took this shot? The photo has a kaleidoscopic quality in the way the “real” and the reflections diverge at the water line. I like the effect and the mood of this shot. I don’t recall which lens I was using (probably my 85mm). I must remember to record details in one of the pocket notebooks I just bought.
Here’s another quiet morning image from the cedar swamp. I chose a portrait orientation to emphasize the vertical aspect of these magnificent trees. Even though you only see a small portion of the trunks, your imagination can take you to the treetops above and the roots below.
Both images are from the same roll of Ektar color film that yielded all the turtle pics last week. Here’s a funny story for you. I like 24 exposure rolls for my B&W. It takes too long to finish a 36 exposure roll. Well, Ektar is only available in 36 exposure rolls. For some reason, I suppose I wasn’t paying attention, I rewound this roll after 25 exposures. Duh! I wasted 1/3 of the roll. Learned my lesson and it won’t be happening again. But at least I didn’t have to pay to process the unexposed frames.
So what’s next? I have some possibilities on a roll of color transparency film that’s in my camera now. The roll is almost finished. When it is I send to California for processing and wait a week or so. Meanwhile, I’ll shoot more B&W.
PS — Update. I finally figured out how to eliminate (or at least minimize) the excessive blue cast from these Ektar images. I’m still working on it but I replaced the original images with the color corrected images and I think they are better. Another reason I like B&W. LOL