I’m drawn to reflections in still water. Combine them with dramatic skies, which also fascinate me, and I’m in my photographic element. Add mountains in the background, and I can’t restrain myself.
Few places offer more of those elements than Lake Junaluska, just down the road from our home in Waynesville. Barbara owns a home at the lake where we stayed for our first two summers after we married in 2001. We are seriously considering moving to that little house when the time comes to downsize. It is hard to find a more tranquil setting.
In the meantime, I keep an eye on the sky, especially around sunset; and when it looks promising, the lake is one of the first places I go with my camera.
So over the years I have captured quite a few “reflective moments” at Lake Junaluska, which I am pleased to share with you today.
I’ll be doing a similar project at my website that will include all my best water reflections. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. Anyway, hope you enjoy these.
Ed Kelley said:
Bob, I must say you have captured the essence of Lake Junaluska well. It really is one of my favorite places on Earth, probably because it’s one of closest places to experience and observe nature without having to drive 30 or more minutes. Number 2 particularly speaks to me of the peace I find there through physical meditation (exercise) which invariably leads to mental meditation, and I always feel that I leave feeling a more peaceful a person than when I came.
Robert Ludlow said:
Thanks Ed. I know you go there often. It is great that it’s so close to where we live.
John Miller said:
As Wordsworth might have said, ‘“Bob Ludlow’s photography is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”. Thanks a lot Bob. John Miller