The idea of going back to places you have photographed a hundred times before and looking for something different is a topic I have written about before. This picture reinforces my belief that you can find something different in the familiar. A different viewpoint, a different light or a different time can all lead to something unexpected.
I have photographed the island in the lake at Brookvale Park more times than I can remember. On this particular morning the lake was partially frozen and the light from the rising sun backlit the mist rising from the surface, giving the impression of a thin, lace-like, hazy backdrop. In the first picture the weak winter sun is held back by the brances of the tree just enough to avoid flaring. I got low down to place the island centrally in the frame and took the shot. I shot the second picture in portrait to narrow the frame and bring the island to more prominence.
The branches frame the picture and draw you to the main subject. The blue sky reflected in the water helps balance the effect and the thin cloud above and below the island add to the emphasis.
Nikon D800 1) 35mm f10 1/250 ISO160 2) 35mm f10 1/320 ISO160
This is the last Imageye for 2016 so I'd like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!