This is a photography of the Silver Lake. I want to say that this is a reservoir. But it’s not. At least I don’t think it is
Needless to say it was damn cold this past Sunday. Making matters worse was a nasty frigid wind coming off Silver Lake. But I lumbered along the lake taking photograph after photograph. As I have mentioned before Silver Lake is a beauty off the beaten path. And that path less traveled is in “the forgotten borough” — Staten Island.
So where am I exactly? Well there is this foot-bridge that runs along the lake — cutting it in half. On the bridge you have this lovely, unobstructed, view of Silver Lake. All 360 degrees of it. I am not sure what the small house-like structure does. But I am sure it’s something very important. And I thought I would bring it into the photograph. I think it works. What do you think?
You will notice these rainbow-colored circles at the bottom of the photograph. And you might be thinking it’s a mistake on my part. Well, I am here to say that it was done on purpose. The rainbow-colored circles, are known as lens flare. This is what happens when the Sun hits your lens — just at the “right” angle.
Call To Action
This was the first time I have used lens flare, on purpose. So why did I do it — because. I wanted to try something different. Something outside of my comfort-zone. So my task for you is — to try something different and head over to Silver Lake.