Photo-a-Day (Friday, 2nd November, 2012)
Nice photo Dan, but i,m a regular around the lakes and i haven,t seen the water that colour in 10 years, in fact i,ve never seen it that colour.
The fishing rod is somewhat smaller than that used on L & L canal. You`d need a huge rod to reach the other side !
For an aerial view of these lakes refer Album, Places, Worthington.
There`s an aerial view of Kilhey Court in New Gallery, Aerial photos with Worthington lakes in foreground,
Not a single duck maybe they dont like it when the waters blue.
What a belter!!! The blue of the lake is stunning. Everything is just perfect, well done Dan, excellent!!!! Cheers.
A lovely photo Dan and fairly unusual to have a landscape in portrait format - works extremely well.
Ernest, Why not just sit on the other side from time to time,
Billy H, I`ve never fished and my comment was meant jokingly.
Mick has made comment previously on P-a-D of fishing comp. with long rods `why not fish on other side`.
Janice, expected you to comment re the blue colour of the water - surely this photo has been `touched up`?
Ernest - I can say there is absolutely no "touching up" or photoshop work on this. It's straight from the camera which had a CPL filter on as it was a sunny day.
I live by the North Sea & I can vouch for the colour of that lake....when the sky is blue the sea is blue, when the sky is grey or worse, the sea reflects a threatening sky & is devoid of any colour, yesterday it was black...no joke !
Blue sky - blue water. Reflection. I very often saw the water appearing that colour on a sunny day.
Dan, I apologise, did you see this colour? Joe said he`d never seen it and must have been there on sunny days.
Janice, "portrait format" is generally more suitable with CPL filters to keep the angle-of-view small, as the effect of the filter over wide/wider angles can be variable. Even if this is not the reason with today's photo, I agree with you that the presenation of the photo is very effective
Perhaps the colouring is as a result of the same effect as the "Blue Lake" in Mt Gambier South Aust. The lake actually changes colour over the summer months "from a steel grey to cobalt blue". Google Mt Gambier, the shade of the colour changes depending on cloud cover yes but compared to the brown colouring of the other lake(s)in the same volcano,it's magnificent
November already! Where did october go?? scary !
I to can vouch for the colour Helen. We live by a reservoir and yes when the sky is blue the water is also blue, greyish sky today so the water is grey. So you got the right day for your shot Dan, well done! Cheers!!
Just to say the blue lake in Mt Gambier is actually blue. If you take a sample the water is blue so I've been told by experts. I will not swear to that Kevan, may be you could delve a little deeper. Cheers!!!
Neil, thank you for your comment re the polarising filter - very helpful to us beginners. I use one quite often as most of my photographs are taken at mid - day when the light can be quite harsh. I must make a determined effort to get up and make full use of the 'golden hours'.
I spend more around Worthington lake than I do with the missis and Ive never seen it so blue with my naked eyes.
Mick, you are in agreement with Joe on not seeing this very blue colour. I suspect it`s to do with the camera, what say you, Dan?
November always gets me in a tizzie as now I know there are only weeks to Christmas!!!! Shopping for the grand kids and all the big kids!! Oh the pressure!!! Yes it is scarey Jean I totally agree with you!! Cheers.
Ernest you can get a similar effect by sticking quality street wrappers in front of the camera.
The blue might have been more saturated because of the filter I use. If you have a look at this pic taken on the same day you can see how blue the sky is which reflects in the water and perhaps the position of the sun also influences the colours. http://www.danhightonphotography.co.uk/p1021138309/e482e1958
It's to do with the amount of LIGHT in the sky - hence why the SKY is blue and of course the colour of the sky will be reflected in the water.
It's to do with LIGHT passing through water droplets etc.
I didn't want to leave a comment but, I am sat here after reading all the comments and I am just shaking my head.
Hi Ken, I know what you mean, Never read as much BUNKUM in my life.