Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Theme Day: Water's Edge


The day I took this the clouds were moving in to hide 
the bright sun. I turned to look over the little bridge at the Coke Field, 
where the sun reflected off the water so brightly it drove the plants 
at water's edge into shadows and silhouette.

Today is Theme Day for the members of the 
City Daily Photo community of bloggers.
Here are other interpretations of the theme,
made by photographers from all over the world.
  

11 comments:

Joe said...

Fabulous photograph. Very ethereal. Congrats.

Tanya said...

this is beautiful!

Shantaram said...

No sharp edges... only gentle curves... like the way the water is framed by the leaves.

dive said...

I love the negative space you've found here, Speedway; like a ghost with black wavy hair.

Speedway said...

Thank you, for your kind words. The sun's reflection off the creek was so bright, I thought it might illuminate more of the grasses around it. Instead, I ended up with this mysterious little patch of water. I was hoping, Dive, for a bit more blue in the water, say, just a blush of the sky. Would that involve layers in Photoshop, to create that blue with the inky color over it? How would I do that?

dive said...

Severla ways to achieve that, Speedway. The way I'd try first would be to use the magic wand selection tool to pick up all the black around the edges (set it around "15") as it's easier than trying to select the inside parts.
Then go to the Selection menu and hit "Inverse" so only the non-black stuff is selected.
Then play with the colour settings and saturation.
Fun!

wilf said...

Dreamy, beautiful

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Have a great month!

Red Nomad OZ said...

What an awesome combination of black & silver! Gorgeous!

Speedway said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I find the picture to be both mysterious and calming. A weird combination, but it works. Somehow.

Linda said...

Lovely image! I like the silvery water.