Standing along the shoreline of Firefly Lake on this October afternoon, the three white pines immediately caught my attention. Experimenting with a fixed lens, I moved around to see how I could bring the three pillars together without interfering each other.
The three, by themselves, didn’t work. Moving back and adding the fourth tree in the far left provided a linear reference. With this, the image took on a new dimension.
Shadows & Colors
The late afternoon shadows on the pines provides depth. A dash of yellow is offered by the oak trees on either side.
Each standing tall, in a row, as if guarding the shoreline from the onslaught of upcoming winter storms. Their tree roots extending throughout the sandy shoreline, further aiding in preventing beach erosion.
With the calm waters in the background, I find this image peacefully relaxing, behind the shoreline pillars.
File ID: PHP_IMG_14342
1Ds Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2 L USM
focal length 50mm
ISO 50, 1/15 second, f/14
spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay
Firefly Lake, Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Vilas County, near Sayner, Wisconsin