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© Michael Ball
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 27, 2009
TakenMarch 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/250 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
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This shot looks B/W, but it's not, the way the sun was shining and the shadows I was in gives it that effect. I had been waiting for a foggy morning to take this pic. It's a little roadside pond and abandoned railroad tracks. I didn't pay the ducks enough, they flew off before I got to this spot.

54 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Gorgeous photo, love the fog. Really nice tones and mood. dp

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    This photo is full of beauty and has a serene peaceful feeling to it Michael.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Mar 2009):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    This is fantastic!!!

  • Heather Fox

    Heather Fox gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Haunting. Beautifully done.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Wow very athmospheric..

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Amazing!!! the fog was worth wait for :) This is so beautiful, Michael!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    very dreamy shot. well done, Mike!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Even without the ducks, your sense of composition and timing really came through!! Stunning!

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Excellent capture! Patience in photography usually pays off.

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (27 Mar 2009):


  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Wonderful shot Michael!! Next time make sure you pay top dollar, maybe the ducks will stick around! Love the shot even without the ducks!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (27 Mar 2009):

    Bella. . .!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Super b\w shot!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Great work!!!!...interesting capture.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    I really love fog in pictures and the abandoned railroad tracks is instrumental also in exhibiting the mood of the picture. Very well done!

  • Cindy Coubrough

    Cindy Coubrough gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    This is amazing, and not black & white you say? Very cool.

  • 3000 Names

    3000 Names gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    nice tittle!!! nice shot!! good job Michael

  • isawitz Linowitz

    isawitz Linowitz gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    peaceful and mysterious ...i love it

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Really spooky great shot!!!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Incredible shot Michael :) Looks kinda spooky tho'.....

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Just gorgeous! Love the B&W!

  • JS Daniel

    JS Daniel gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Wow Michael!!Lovely shot!!

  • JS Daniel

    JS Daniel gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    Wow Michael!!Lovely shot!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (27 Mar 2009):

    like this alot Mike!!! Well done!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    This is a beautiful place. I love the fog (when I am not driving in it!) it makes things seem so soft. This is a great photo that was well worth the wait for fog!!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Who needs ducks? This is exceptional without them!! When the ducks see this on the cover of "Outdoor Life" [it's THAT good!!], they'll realize their missed opportunity!! WOW!! The graduated layers of light make this truly OUTstanding, Mike... and such nice subject matter and composition as well!! AAA+++

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Pretty damn cool shot Michael.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Excellent, Mike. Haunting, yet soothing at the same time.


    JOE FAILK gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    You captured the reality of the scene very well.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Outstanding! Fabulous shot.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Stunning shot!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Absolutely beautifully done!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    Oh, how I love this...

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    eerie and unsettling and beautiful and mystical. love it.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    A very moody and surreal image!! Fantastic capture!!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    This ethereal beauty doesn't need ducks. Excellent composition. The silhouettes are perfect. Great shot, Michael.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    Very well done...a quality image!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (29 Mar 2009):

    oooo, very cool shot, Mike! Kinda scary in a way, like a scene from a werewolf movie. LOL Love it!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (30 Mar 2009):

    This stopped me in my tracks...(pun intended)...this is fabulous!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (2 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful,quiet morning lovely.

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Very pretty, I would have thought it was a monotone shot, nice work!

  • Andre Reid

    Andre Reid gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    I dont see how you consider yourself an amateur, your shots are amazing! Sweet Shot!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    Lightbox is a must; I see this and peace comes to mind immediately

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    What a great enry! A natural BW is great!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (13 Nov 2009):


  • marilu

    marilu (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Fantastic composition!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (16 Nov 2009):


  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2009):

    love it!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (15 Dec 2009):


  • Abha Kaul

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  • Shirley Valencia

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  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    I could look at this photograph a long evokes feeling..

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