11x14, 16x20, 20x24, 24x30, 30x40, 40x50, 48x60
Camera: Canham 8x10 Metal Field
Film: Fuji Provia 100F Transparency Film
Window to woods lake, forest reflection
“Window to Woods Lake, Forest Reflection” is an image I have envisioned for a very long time. Most often I visit this beautiful little mountain lake in Fall when the Aspen and Willows are turning yellow. However, I had the pull to visit when we received some early snow. I just had a feeling that this place would be serene. I am glad I trusted my instincts. The feeling I had envisioned came to life. The lake, as well as the stream that feed it, were mirror calm. In order to compose the image that drew me in, I had to wade out into the stream. As I composed my 8x10 inch film camera, I attempted to remain still, so as not to disturb the reflection. As I held the shutter release cable waiting for the last ripples to disappear, I knew I had something special. Looking through the trees and the streams entrance to the lake, we are pulled in by the tree standing on the little rock island. The background is a field of granite boulders that make up the mountainside upon which the lake rests. A true High Sierra dream.