Sunset Glow on Lake, Like Sweet-Flowing Nectar by Stephanie Johnson (StephJohnPhoto)
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Sunset Glow on Lake, Like Sweet-Flowing Nectar

August 31, 2019

A handheld, in-camera, horizontal ICM of a beautiful sunset reflecting on the water of a nearby lake.

"All around us is the cosmic game, the cosmic play. The universe is full of joy, inner and outer. When realisation takes place, we have to feel the necessity of manifesting this constant delight in our heart. The delight glows, but does not burn. It has tremendous intensity, but it is all softness and absolutely sweet-flowing nectar." ~ Sri Chimnoy

I hand held the camera vertically and panned horizontally from right to left quickly for this image, using a 1/10" shutter speed, at ISO 100 and aperture f/32. No filters.

I composed the shot with just a bare minimum of the sky above the horizon line (the darkest area at the top) because the sun was still fully above the horizon, but reflecting brilliantly on the water of the lake.

So the majority of this frame is of the sun reflecting on the water, and the lines are created by the ripples on the lake, as well as the wakes from a few passing speed boats.

200mm · f/32.0 · 1/10s · ISO 100
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