Vernal Pool. April 21, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: B&W, inverted photos, Shelburne, vernal pool
Here are two shots I took last evening of a Vernal pool in Shelburne.
It was nearly dark as I drove past a reflection in open woods. Being me, I stopped and backed up to see what I had nearly missed: a Vernal pool choked with fallen leaves. I set up rather quickly, as the light was fast disappearing, and snapped a couple of quickies off… well actually, “quickies” is relative; the set-up was quick, the exposures were long – 15 and 30 seconds long.
First, a color shot in landscape orientation:
…and second, a black & white portrait:
Both of these shots were inverted before “printing,” as you can tell if you study the details (such as the leaves floating in the upper corners. This is more obvious in the color shot.) The B&W is my favorite; it somehow “feels” very old to me.
I was pleasantly surprised that these came out, as it was nearly dark and difficult to focus.