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The 5 Minute Lake

As dusk was approaching I went to the dock at the edge of the lake. The water was rippled by the wind. To make it smooth I put on a 10 stop neutral density filter. Think of a piece a grey glass you can’t see through. This allows me to make long exposure image to smooth out water or eliminate objects that move. The camera will only see what stays still long enough. This was a 5-minute exposure to smooth out the water and bring enough light to create this image.

Sun and Smoke

The wildfires are far from here but the smoke comes as a reminder of the danger far away. The smoke covers the sun and sky to darken the day. Ash falls from the smoke like snow and the smell is always there. A reminder that even though summer is over the wildfires continue to burn.