Swan Lake

Well... it's more of a pond really.

These aren't nearly as clear as I'd hoped, but I like them nontheless.


McC said...


What do you think happened with the quality? Were they out of focus? Heavily cropped? Did processing them add a lot of noise?

I like the reflections, especially the first one. My instinct lately is to make sure that I capture the whole reflection--I can't decide, though, whether that would have been best here. What do you think?

Nice work!

Trojan Gayle said...

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My name is Erin. said...

Thanks, Trojan! I'll be by your blog shortly.

McC... I need to spend more time learning my camera settings. Being a stay-at-home Mom, who is usually doing homework for school or doing housework, I typically just grab my camera, keep it on auto and start snapping. This has worked for me in most scenarios, but this is one instance that it didn't.

So the pond is a ways outside my home, but I can view it from my window or my deck. It was quite chilly that day and I believe I was shivering. I should have taken the time to put on enough clothing to manage my camera properly, but I didn't. So I think that was the first issue. Second was that I was zooming in quite a ways to get the close-up shots... add a constant shiver to that and an automatic camera setting and there you go.

As for the reflection... I didn't even pay any attention to it! Not even when I was editing! I love the reflection in the first and wish that I would have been more mindful of it in the others. You are absolutely right! Thank you so much for pointing it out to me! Mental note for all future water shots.

As always, thank you so much for encouraging me to think more technically.

My name is Erin. said...

Gahhh! Everytime I see these now, I think, "Why didn't I capture the reflection, too!!!" Drives me crazy!!!

Chris said...

Sorry ;)