Six Mile Lake, Ontario - 2009

What this is...

A snow bank leading down to a frozen pool of water.

My thoughts on this image...

This image was taken the same day as Bullrushes in Sunlight, same brilliant light, same sparkling snow, same effect of light and shadow. This image has a dream-like quality to it as a result of the layers of snow cascading deeper into the image in a series of sensous curves. The texture of the snow speckled with brilliant points of light and the foreground being out of focus draws your eye into another world, one that many see everyday yet never really look at.

It's images of that nature I find exciting, something seen yet never really looked at. Ansel Adams said "...I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word.", when describing his thought process in visualizing an image. I've always loved that thought, seeing something that is not literally there. Images like this one are typical of something most people would walk right pass and pay less than no attention to; I often wonder what people think when they see me at the side of the road intently working away, extracting an image out of ditch.

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