Mystic Bonsai Cove

Nearest Area
Rangeley Lakes Region

One of my most memorable and ultimately satisfying images of last year ended up being in the right place at the right time, despite all of the planning I had done prior to the shot when thick fog threw me a curve ball. I had planned a sunrise shoot for this cove on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the mountains of western Maine but arrived to find extremely low water levels and thick fog blanketing the cove. Low water meant that reflections were much more difficult to come by as the once submerged rocks now dotted the cove, breaking up the smooth reflective surface. After rock hopping to potential locations among the rocks to find unified compositions should the sun emerge, I ended up waiting several hours for that transitional moment when the fog began to burn off. I could tell exactly where the sun was for much of the morning as clouds were thick, but then began to see a brighter portion of the sky and the sun behind the fog, looking much like the moon. I found this composition and was able to include the reflecting sun, and tree roots in the image to help tell the story of the location. I chose BW as it helped simplify the image, and eliminated the muddy tones of the shallow water visible in the original color shot.

Date Added
January 4, 2022