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Single-Image Sunday: Lakeside Calm   16 comments

It’s Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S., a traditional time for being by the water.  The seaside is most popular of course, but there are still great times to be had at lakeside resorts.  This is Lake Crescent, a big beautiful lake on the northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington.  I photographed it on a misty evening during my recent trip up there.

Crescent Lake, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

Crescent Lake, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

A mild summer weather front was moving into the area.  The quiet, calm way it seeped into the valley lent a strong mood to the scene.  It spoke to me of bygone days. Times when we went away for a long weekend and did not expect to be doing much besides simply relaxing with family and friends.  A good read underneath a tree; a walk with your sweetie, skipping stones; a bit of fishing from a row boat; board games in the evening.  The only screen you fiddled with was the one on the door to the big wraparound porch.

I try to let the feeling of a place dictate the way I photograph it, so here I eschewed foreground and went with a balanced, straight-on composition.  During processing, I tried a couple black and white looks but quickly settled on a fairly subtle sepia tone.

Let me know what you think of the image.  If you’re interested just click on it to see options to purchase the high-res. version, printed or framed.  It’s not available for free download without my permission, sorry.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  I hope your weekend is going by slowly and delightfully.

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