Day 239 (27 Aug 2012) Mansfield Hollow Lake


Sitting down to leftovers at my computer, I had already decided I wanted to shoot the sunset.  There were lots of clouds in the sky so I had hopes that they would provide beautiful colors (much like when I shot the Airline Trail sunset).  I decided that the colors would probably look amazing reflecting off the surface of water, so I started looking for lakes on yahoo maps that had the sun setting across from an access location.  Mansfield Hollow Lake fit the bill perfectly, and it was only 30 min away!

However, the cloud cover beyond the horizon must have been heavier than I anticipated, as there was not a lot of color.  But I still made the best of it, I think, with some long exposer shots of the water/sky.  And as I was packing up and walking back to my car, I noticed that the moon had risen high directly to the East, and was reflecting on part of the lake when the clouds parted a moment.  I set up my tripod next to the road and capture a few frames 🙂  And to reward myself for getting off my tush and finding/making my daily images, I splurged on a frappe for the ride home 🙂

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Mansfield Hollow Lake)

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18 mm, 15 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Moon over Mansfield Hollow)

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53 mm, 6 sec, f/22, ISO 100 (Waterlogged)

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18 mm, 4 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Colors Reflected)

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18 mm, 2.5 sec, f/22, ISO 100 (Sunset Over Mansfield Hollow Lake)

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12 thoughts on “Day 239 (27 Aug 2012) Mansfield Hollow Lake

    • Thanks Shannon! I realized I failed to credit you for the inspiration for shooing the long exposure water. I was picturing the shot you have as you banner 🙂

  1. I am in love with these. I really need a full-time, well-paying, extra job just so I can buy all your photos. You really need to put a book so we can just have them on the coffee table all the time. Have you considered that – doing a book of the pictures within this project?

    • Thanks Shell!! I did think about it at the beginning, but I quickly realized that even one of my imaged from each day is 366! I could just choose my top 20 or 50 or whatever. I can make books fairly easy w/ my processing software (so I hear), not sure on cost. I can look into it if you like.

      • I think top 20 or 50 is a great idea! If there is interest from others – or you feel led to go that route, I think it would be amazing. Your photography has come so far. I was looking back at the pictures from January, which I thought were good then – and wow…you have outdone yourself and grown every day in your art! Way to go.

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