White Rock Lake with a little fog

I had picked my daughter Catherine and her friend up from school and we were almost home. Just before turning into our neighborhood I noticed that White Rock Lake looked uncommonly beautiful. Calm, gray, with a bit of romantic fog and beautiful reflections. I didn’t have a DSLR with me but did have my Panasonic DMC-LX3. It was after 4:30pm and I knew the light was going. Raced back to the lake (two blocks), parked and ran (very cautiously) across Garland Rd, found a spot — and realized the camera didn’t have a storage card! Luckily the LX3 has an internal buffer. I knew I needed to shoot raw and with the large raw files, I could only take a few photos. These are the two best.

White Rock Lake, west bank, with the Filter House.

Those are coots in the water.

White Rock Lake, east bank, looking directly at the Dallas Arboretum.

Fog can do nice things for landscape photos.

Haven’t had a chance to make prints yet but hope to this weekend. These are photos that need to be viewed in print, and large.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Exposure: ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/125th sec. Raw conversion by RPP; final postprocessing in Lightroom 3.6.

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