Yesterday I wrote that I want to spend more mornings at the lake, and today I did just that. Right after I had dropped off Kaefer at school I went to the lake when the sun wasn't even up behind the hills. The sky already showed some change as you can see in the picture above, but it was still rather dull.
However, that changed very soon.
The sun was hitting the mountains behind the lake and the light was reflected in the water. So beautiful. Since the storms in December there have been a lot of branches, tree trunks etc. floating in the lake; I could also see quite some damage.
This one is for Texture Tuesday: I turned the original photo to black & white, brushed the color back on the floating tree and did some levels and saturation adjustments. Then I layered the photo with kk_yesteryear in color burn at 75% because I liked the dramatic effect. Another levels adjustment on the texture only so that the image is not too dark.
The real stunners though were on the other side of the lake:
You might think we're still in autumn and not in January - this is how our trees look like in winter. When the first sun hits them in the morning they glow and are quite breath taking.
This cooked tree has always been my favorite and it's a lovely foreground for the trees on the other side:
I am linking up with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday - if you follow the link you can see some stunning photo artwork! And if you want to see how others capture the light, please go to Nature Footstep and her Catching Light meme.