Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

I’ll be honest – I had decided against doing a photo challenge this week…until I saw the theme that is.

I have just returned from a couple of days of exploring and playing my way around the Thousand Islands region in Up State New York with The Hubby…a quiet weekend retreat for both of us.  The weather was amazing, the atmosphere relaxed, and my surroundings were abundantly inspiring.

On the second last day of our mini-vacation, I began photographing the sunset after a long and beautiful afternoon out on the water.  We perched ourselves on the rocky shoreline of Lake Ontario, anticipating a fantastical display of golds and oranges that would surely mark the sun’s final salute for the day.  Alas, clouds slowly started rolling just as the show was about to begin, muting the brilliant colours I wanted to see.  I started snapping anyway, noticing delicate pastel colouring on the horizon and becoming intrigued by the cloud formations in the sky.

I was not yet aware of this week’s photo challenge theme – but this is the way I work, it is the way I was taught: approach your subjects not just from one angle, but as many angles as physically possible in order to capture the intricacies of its character…there is more than “one way” to shoot everything you come across.

Shoreline, Sunset
Shoreline, Sunset
Reflected, Sunset
Reflected, Sunset

I literally shot the two preceding images one after the other.  The sunglasses my husband was wearing had very high reflective lenses.  I couldn’t help but feel it would have been an awesome infrared photograph…had I been carrying a roll on me.  In editing, I applied a digital filter to Reflected, Sunset to give it a similar effect.

So there you have it: I stumbled my way into posting for the photo challenge even when I didn’t intend to:

One Shot – Two Ways

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