Core Creek Peace

Core Creek Peace

This is a minimalist shot from a local park taken at dawn last summer. The morning was cool, the sky 100% clear, and the air calm. The entire scene evoked a great sense of peace. I was fortunate that this old log was resting on the shore, so for once I didn’t have to stand in several feet of water to get a shot. A long exposure guaranteed the lake water would appear smooth as glass.

Nikon D810 with a Nikon 12-24 f/4 lens. ISO=64, f/16, 76 seconds, 12mm

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I like the deep blues across the frame, split by the horizon with its touches of warm colour.