I like how Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter, painted the same grove of poplar trees in different seasons in his Poplar Series. So I decided to try it with a camera instead of a paintbrush to create a sky and lake series of landscape photographs in different light. I wanted to see and explore the interplay of light on the lake through landscape photography.
I’ve roamed around this lake, actually called Sag Slough, taking pictures of wildlife while walking the trails and knew the different vantage points. I returned to the same lookout point by the lake over a period of days at different times. The lake is freezing over with a thin layer of ice smoothing out the surface of the water and changes reflections. And, I saw how the light on a rainy morning to evening bathed the sky and lake in varying colors.
Let me know which light you like the best?
Sky and Lake Series
If you have a favorite grove of poplar trees, lily pad filled pond or lake; have you tried photographing it at different times of days or seasons?