In September I have spent two weeks in the western part of Härjedalen, Sweden, one week of day hikes and one week participating in a photo workshop. I will post some images from these weeks: This image is from a small pond close to the hotel we where staying at.
Explanation added based on comments below: The leaves are not resting perfectly flat on the water surface, some parts of the leaves has sinken into the water. The water surface is then locally not flat, instead it has a curvature and an inclination. Hence, the sky will not reflect into the camera for these areas, making them black. The title “Surface tension” has been chosen due to these areas.
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f/16, 1/125, ISO 200, 300 mm (600 mmm equiv.)
you don’t often see pond lilies photographed when their at the end of their lives. It has a sad mood about it which is also not usual with these plants. But everything must return from whence it came. I think I’d like it better if it were one or two isolated leaves without the stem, but that can’t be helped. The deep darkness of the water adds to the mystique.