Jordan Pond Reflections
Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
What an amazing place. So beautiful and so peaceful - it was really a treat to be here on a day with such epic clouds! Whenever I am getting ready to go shoot there are so many variables that come into play for a shot like this. The will to get up, get out, explore/adventure, and get some shots has to be there. Then the time of day you arrive, how many other people are there, and the weather can make or break a shot. Ultimately you can take a great photo in most conditions, and with enough creativity overcome the odds against you, but I can be honest here and say this shot is not amazing because I made it that way, it is amazing because everything came together around me and I happened to be here to capture it. This was one of those "lay up" shots - that do still require some skill to capture in essence, but are about as easy as it can get to come away with a winner.