The Pond

I visit Tule Springs with my 85yr old mother on a regular basis because she loves the serenity and grandness of the mature trees and sparkling ponds. However, as a photographer having shot hundreds of photos of the park, it’s difficult to come up with something new. Every once in a while my eye does catch something I haven’t noticed before as with the above image of tree branches reflecting in the pond. What I like most about the shot is the tree’s reflection mimics a shadow or young trees growing up from the edge of the pond and that changes our mental perception of what is real.

Another photo I like from the day’s shoot is this older man sitting by the edge of the pond. The simplicity of the scene made me smile as I watched the bird swim over to greet him in hope a tasty morsel would be tossed into the water.


Of course, no day at the pond would be complete without the humorous dancing antics of a goose drying off its feathers after a swim. All it needed was a good disco song and a mirror ball.



The Pond — 6 Comments

  1. I appreciate how you have found new insight into old scenes. Often when I was traveling and too tired to run after the rest of the tour, I decided to hang around one place and soak up the details–going for the deep shot rather than the surface one.

    • It’s important to slow down and look into the shadows, otherwise we might miss something worth seeing. The funny thing about photography is it’s 80% timing and 20% luck.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment here Janice.

  2. Each shot is AMAZING (((((bro))))) I truly LOVE your photography, your clarity and the stories behind the pictures. Thank you again for sharing your pics!!! Keep sharing them!!! 🙂

    • Thanks Liz. The blue sky is one of my favorite things about living in the desert, especially now that summer is over because the extreme heat muddies it up somehow.

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