On Golden Pond by James L. Brown

Canada Geese glided silently on my favorite pond at the Marthaville Habitat Area located in Southern Ontario, Canada. I rose at about six am to a wonderful fog. I knew I only had minutes to capture this magical place before the fog and mist burned off with the rising sun. Fortunately I was the only person there that morning and the geese almost seemed to want pose for me! They sure made my day.

Photo of the Day - May 08
Technical Info: Nikon D700 | f/4.5 at 1/4000sec. | ISO 200 | Focal Length 70mm | Exposure Bias: 0
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 08
Award Winner: Photo of the Month | 1st Place | 12th Month
Title of the photograph: On Golden Pond
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Canada

Photographer: James L. Brown (Petrolia, Ontario, Canada)
James L. Brown is a neophyte, mostly self taught photographer that strives to bring out the beauty in simple things and subjects. Although he really likes gear, he believes vision is what really matters in photography. He hopes some day to use my photography to help those less fortunate in this world. He is always looking for new members for his KIVA Photographerfriends lending team http://www.kiva.org/team/photographerfriends

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Silvia Bukovac Gasevic
Silvia Bukovac Gasevic(@silvia-bukovac-gasevic-2)
6 months ago

Great photo, perfect light/dark balance and wonderful painting with the light.

10 years ago

beautiful colors. the swans make the picture look alive.

jimmy brown
jimmy brown
10 years ago

Why thank you Terry. I seldom get up early enough to find that magic light . Shortly after taking this photo the fog disappeared and the magic was gone – jimmy

Terry Gibson
Terry Gibson
10 years ago

This photo is incredible! I always love the early morning surprises the skies and the landscape give us.