This shot represents a relatively uncommon event – beautiful daytime lighting, light clouds in the sky, a blue sky, and relatively still water.
I love reflections.
Trying to capture them means having a camera with you when the tide and weather conditions line up for the shot. There must be no wind, good light, and be at slack tide when the water stills before changing its path to move in the other direction. There must also be something to reflect.
This property overlooks the entrance to Waquoit Bay, and I learned long ago to never leave my camera home when we visit. I have many “moments in time” from this spot.
The day was so perfect, and the reflections just so good, that I zoomed in to the dock area for a different kind of shot. The light of daytime allows for greater color and detail often missing in reflections.
Although not quite as still, last night with the golden glow of sunset, I couldn’t resist this scene or the one below.
I usually shoot what is being reflected as well as the reflection, but this one was better on its own. I prefer the distortions of the house with the ripples in the water over the actual one above.
It wasn’t even two minutes later that the sun was down and the reflections gone.
Don’t think about it, shoot it when you see it.