Placid Lake

Placid Lake

I love the serenity of this placid lake and the seemingly solitary man in a rowboat. This picture was taken with a telephoto lens and cuts out the others on the lake, the factory nearby, and the busy highway. To me, it represents the idea that no matter the hustle and bustle in your life, we can take some quiet time for yourself. Finding peace is important. Even if it is just 5 mins of quiet, we all need to make the effort, even in the middle of a busy modern life.

This was an easy daylight snapshot from a balcony zoomed in fully at 250mm. The shot came out much more dramatic than I expected, but I am very happy with the result. I changed the contrast just a bit in Lightroom, but didn’t do anything further.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S55-250 mm at 250mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/800
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom