Fall Symmetry

15s - f/11 - ISO100

Sometimes, looking for a specific shot leads to unexpected discoveries. On a recent outing to High Park, a symmetrical colourful composition at Grenadier Pond simply presented itself. While it may be easy to attribute a more naturalistic and symbolic meaning, this photograph really captivates with its graphic content. It is a natural Rorschach blot, colourful in multitude of meaning colours, shapes and reflections offer.

Symmetry is generally tricky, a thin line between boring and interesting. To complicate things further, what is interesting to one person may not be even worth a print to other. So much is in the eye of beholder.  To me, streaking clouds slightly accentuate the fall colours blot on a azure blue canvas. Arresting and intriguing, almost as if Fall is trying to draw us in, bring us into the fold and keep us fixed in it’s glorious, colourful, peaceful gaze.

Io one of those moments where one gets transfixed while staring at a viewfinder, the nature keeps offering meanings and reflections, physical or otherwise. We just need to keep looking and seeing different things in its midst.

Technical Notes:

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikkor 24mm/f2.8D
  • Filters: Tiffen C-POL/Hoya NDx8
  • Exposure:
    • Shutter: 15s
    • Aperture: f/11
    • ISO: 100

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