Pond, Calgary

Well, near Calgary. This is a pond in a development just across the road from Calgary’s western boundary.

I love the light. If there was a way to get the shots sharper, I didn’t find it, but I love the light in both of them. (Did I mention that?)

Although I chose my spot deliberately to get that sun sparkle, I wonder if I should have stood where it didn’t “blow out” that area of the scene. If there’s a way to get that effect without a big white blob, I didn’t find that either.

Next time, I’ll try taking pictures from more angles.

Prairie pond in late-afternoon light; cattails in foreground and background.


Pond withlate afternoon light; cattails in foreground and background.


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6 Responses to Pond, Calgary

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    Or use a polarizing filter. They’re supposed to reduce glare and reflections, aren’t they? Just remember to remove the filter once you’ve finished with it. Do you remember those cross-hatched filters from B/W film days? I left one on, one time, while I was taking news shots. I got some wonderful effects, but generally unusable.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – B/W film? What are you talking about? Actually, no, I never had a good camera back in that day, but I do have a polarizing filter that I’ll check out. Thanks!

  2. Tom Watson says:

    I love those shots!

  3. Ralph Gibson says:

    Could try the HDR setting (High Dynamic Range), if your camera has it. Don’t know if it could deal with this range but it would be easy to try. If you camera will take filters, you might like the effect of a polarizing filter in other settings too. Can be quite dramatic.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Ralph – Well, of course I don’t know whether I have HDR – but will look! I do have a polarizing filter – obviously, I’ll have to learn how to work it and when to use it.

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