On Point by dSnider
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On Point

by dSnider in Rise/Sets

Lake Weiss in the Northeastern part of the state is fastly becoming one of my favorite spots to hit for sunset. Hoping lots more to come from this awesome place. Mother Nature truly put on a show for me this evening.

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  • Submitted:Jan 7th, 2013
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  • luthcu

    luthcu

    love this!

    Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Thank you! Great evening that was! It will be another year until I get the low water like that again for winter.

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      but isn't it a wonderful thing - knowing the world that well that you know it will come again, that it will be different and the same at the same time :-)

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      I have a shot I took almost in the same spot last summer but about 100 yards back because the water is at full levels I think I like better than any. But these puddles when the water is down for that few weeks every winter will be shot everyday now that I know its such a short period of time for the low water. We get our best skies in winter like this one to.

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      it would be great to compare them. The sense of the pucs must be completely different!

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      http://shadowness.com/dSnider/sticks-and-stones

      Now this one is looking more to the right because the sun sets farther around during the longer days of summer. But this is pretty much the same spot.

      Now these two were taken in the same sunset as this shot we are commenting on. Talk about an ever changing light show.

      http://shadowness.com/dSnider/low-waters

      http://shadowness.com/dSnider/puddles

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      I've just commented on them without thinking. They are both just beautiful. What a gorgeous looking place. But the difference the water makes, The one with teh tangle of drifttwood is gorgeous.

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      It's been one of my favorite shots I have gotten from there so far so thank you. Means a lot to me! Thats a public park and boat launch yet I have never once seen another photographer there. And I have been a lot. LOL!

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      I get people in my neighbourhood coming up to me all the timem wondering what I am doing. 'Taking photos of the sunset', I tell them, and then they tell me stories of how they see the sunset, or the trees in the area (which I also phtoograph) or theior gardens (which I also photograph) & often give me flowers as well :-) No phtoographers, lots of curious friendly people :-)

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      I get a few curious people but I gotta say....Aussie is sounding quite nice to me!! Flowers and location tips from strangers? Nope...never gotten that. Hehe.

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      :-) These are all people in my *very* local area. I live in the inner city, in an old area (for Perth), but there are now a lot of flats and not as much neighbourliness as I imagine there once was. It is rather nice.

      Feb 11th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Maybe I should move....Australia is one of the most beautiful places on earth...but y'all have a lot of venomous things over there at the same time.

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      It depends on tastes. After the 5th day of extreme temperatures, I find little beauty. You know it's been hot when 36 degrees (that's about 98 degrees farenheit) is thought of as a 'cool change'!

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      SHEESH! Yeeeeeaaaahhhh....maybe I can win the lotto and have a "winter home" there. HAHAHA! Which would work out great since I despise the hot weather. We rarely get into the 100's around here but mid 90's in summer is an every day thing. With 100% humidity of course. Ugh! I am not as much a fan of summer as I am winter. LOL!

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      Oh same here. I much prefer winter! But where are you that it's in the mid 90's + humidity?

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      In the Southeastern part of the US. Alabama. :)

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      Ah!! OK. Yes - always felt that was a place I've always imagined more warm to hot than cold. Has some lovely areas though - from your photos :-)

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Our winters are fairly mild by US standards but our summers are about as bad as they get anywhere in the country due to the humidity. Alabama is a sleeper state for beauty I feel. Hoping I can help shed some light on it.

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      I've never been to the States, but from what I've seen, there's scads of beauty there - including the Gulf States. I owuldn't like Miami, but what remains of the wilderness of teh Everglades would be stunning, all those swamps - & the coasts with those Barrier Islands. Fascinating and beautiful in a totally differnet way to European and Australian. My photos are all urban Perth 'cause I don't have the money to go elsewhere, or the time. & I concetrate on the natural world for the most part.

      Feb 12th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      I feel that is the true point of what photography is and should be about. We can't all afford to travel to the most beautiful locations to take shots. Its the ones who have their heart in it that don't need to anyway. They find beauty to shoot and share in their everyday worlds. Wherever they may be from or surroundings they may have. Photography can be so many different things to so many different people. As long as what you are doing and photographing can bring some happiness and smiles to you...nothing else on earth matters my friend. Yes the US has many many beautiful things to see. More than I could ever see in a lifetime. I personally see lots of beauty in the Southeast and the Gulf Coast...even though it isn't a place on the lips of photographers much.

      Feb 13th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      That surprises me - I would've thought there was a lot of beauty there. It is such a sensuously rich land.

      Feb 13th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      So many other big name places in the States that offer truly unique sights. But that's OK...I kinda like it that way. ;) Hehe

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      Big names draw big crowds with big drawbacks. I like it that you appreciate where you are - you get to have all that beauty almost to yourself!

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      I bump into a few shooters here and there...but most all the places I shoot locally are pretty much not known about. Yeah I have "stood in line" at some of those big name locals to take a shot more than once. I love seeing those places for sure...but I also love being all alone and having scenes like this one to myself. LOL!

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      YES!!!! I take most of my photos either in the city itself (Perth city is rather small) or in the inner suburbs where I live. There is beauty enough for quite a while - people's gardens, parks small & large, the local university campus...beauty can be found in the smallest of areas :-)

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      You just have to look for it right my friend? ;) That's awesome you are seeing the beauty of your surroundings. It makes for a happier existence when you can.

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      Believe you me, I need to!!! It;s all that keeps me sane & able to face each day witha modicum of sanity!!

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      I know what you mean!!

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
    • luthcu

      luthcu

      :sigh yeah

      Feb 14th, 2013 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Stunning and beautiful capture

    Jan 8th, 2013 Reply Subscriber
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    amazing place and wonderful pic! :)

    Jan 7th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Thank you! Truly is a wonderful place. This time of year the water is always low like this giving these fun puddles to play with.

      Jan 7th, 2013 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i bet it is wonderful place. must be amazing to be sit there watching sunset :)
      you are welcome :)

      Jan 7th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Its one of my favorite places to do that very thing. Even on the days Mother Nature doesn't play as nice as she did this day. LOL!

      Jan 8th, 2013 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      lucky you that mother nature plays so nicely from time to time

      Jan 9th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • dSnider

      dSnider

      Lucky indeed!

      Jan 9th, 2013 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      Jan 10th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?