The Big Lake has been exceptionally high for the past couple of years. In the past, the rocks in this photo were next to the beach and offered more composition opportunities. When you are used to working with the camera in the same areas for years at a time, you notice even subtle differences, from seasonal light qualities to a host of other extraneous variables that have an impact on what you can create. We should be at peak color change in about 2.5 weeks, which will result in the last stampede of tourists until the snowmobile crowd comes all winter.
“This couldn’t be just a lake. No real water was ever blue like that. A light breeze stirred the pin-cherry tree beside the window, ruffled the feathers of a fat sea gull promenading on the pink rocks below. The breeze was full of evergreen spice.”
― Dorothy Maywood Bird, Mystery at Laughing Water