Lake Johnson is a 150 acre recreational lake in Raleigh used for fishing, small sail boating, pedal boating, canoeing, kayaking, and such. The 300 acre park around the lake has more than five miles of paved trails.
The day I took this picture was a beautiful fall day—one like we hadn’t had in a while. And, the fall colors were about at their peak. It was so nice, I took the afternoon off from work and decided to take a walk around the lake. The leaves on the trees were full of autumn color. I walked almost all the way around the lake when I noticed some nice colorful trees across a small cove in the lake.
I worked my way down to the lake from the trail and found a nice spot under a tree that hung out over the lake. To eliminate the glare from the leaves, I attached a circular polarizing filter to my lens. The filter also provides the rich saturation of colors of the trees, lake, and sky. What I really like about this picture, in addition to the color in the trees, is the reflection of the leaves in the lake, both from the tree I was crouching under and the trees across the cove.
Reflections in Lake Johnson
Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55 mm at 17 mm
Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 100
Date Taken: November 6, 2008
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