This week, the creative folks at The Daily Post have challenged us to use reflections in a photograph. The weather here has been decidedly uncooperative, and I have uncharacteristically been rather house-bound. The challenge was issued Friday, and Sunday I used it as our excuse to get outdoors.
My determination didn’t amount to much. There was just enough wind to disturb the watery surfaces around here, and a general cloudy malaise cast a gloomy pall over my inspiration.
After one decent shot, I gave up on reflections and opted to find color – any color – in my beloved landscape.
The heavy fog and gray haze lifted today, revealing blue skies and clear air. As evening approached, the light turned rosy, beckoning me to Torch Lake. Purple, bruised clouds marched west, exposing their pink bellies to the setting sun. My eyes watered, enduring the bracing winds that threatened to blow the lake into my face. (Click any image in the mosaic for a larger view.)
I had long since given up any hope of a colorful sunset reflection, and eventually returned to the warmth of the car, when, behold…beautiful, colorful reflections:
They are not my favorite compositions, but I find them interesting, and they were an unexpected treat. May you also be blessed with treats, expected or unexpected, this week!