Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watery Wednesday #20: Yates Mill Pond


"Muddy Water"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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As still and clear as a mirror, I shot this in black and white because for whatever reason, the pond at Yates Mill was extraordinarily muddy the day I took this. Not wanting the rust colored tint I opted for monochrome which still allows you to see the near perfect calm of the water.Violence Unsilenced
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22 comments:

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The reflection is perfect, and the railing adds a great sense of depth to the photo. Love this one.

kayleen said...

Perfectly framed! Great capture.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

You made the right decision, it's perfect.

Margaret

VALKYRIEN said...

A perfect choice to add the railing in front. And beautiful reflections in the water. Great shot!

Gill - That British Woman said...

such a peaceful shot, so calming.

Gill in Canada

Evita said...

Good call - the picture is stunning in BW!!!

Guy D said...

Absolutely fantastic photo, the reflection is perfect.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Today's Blah... said...

This is beautiful in B&W, I love it.

ewok1993 said...

It's beautiful this way. And kinda mysterious too.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Beautiful....you could easily put this one on Monochrome Mondays!

Kallen305 said...

Wonderful picture! Looks like something that belongs in one of those black and white photography books!

Tricia said...

Mirror image, indeed! Beautiful place too!

BNS said...

So, you say the water was muddy instead of the right blue? (Couldn't resist...) Really, though, I shall have to remember that trick of shooting B&W when the color's not right. Thanks for the tip -- and for a very pretty image.

Bobbie @ The Right Blue

Connie said...

Smooth as glass.

Bryan said...

Reflection and railing are great, but my favorite part of this photo is the trees. Most of them are bare, which automatically makes you think winter. A few here and there have their leaves, which gives an interesting break in the color and pattern.

luna miranda said...

beautiful black & white...excellent shot!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful choice! Mud would definitely spoil the view. Now it looks crystal clear and serene :).

Mariz said...

I love reflections. This photo is beautiful and dramatic in B&W.

lisaschaos said...

Too many horror movies has me waiting for a creature to pop up out of that calm water!

Tink *~*~* said...

Nice reflections. Would love to see the brown/rusty version, if you've got it.

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Laurieluc said...

loved the black and white--it really gave the picture a lot of depth--so pretty!

Pagan Sphinx said...

It turned out excellentli in black and white!