Misty Morning at Lost Lake

© Lynn Haack

Misty Morning at Lost Lake

Uploaded: September 06, 2007


Canon Powershot S3 - PS applied. Edits include slight curves, contrast, sharpening. Camera on "night" mode, tripod used.
While on vacation on Lost Lake in northern WI, I was thrilled to capture a silouhette image of this magestic Great Blue Heron. With beautiful bird songs all around me, saying "wake up" and begin a new day, my weariness with life was "lost" and I found my soul.
Every sunrise is a present, a gift from God above,
Gift-wrapped with scarlet ribbons and tied with bows of love.

Each day's a new beginning, a time to start anew,
While all the stars are sleeping, and the rose is fresh with dew.

Every day's a new creation, too lovely to ignore,
And we may find a blessing, just outside our door.

We cannot keep the past, like fireflies in a jar
Nor journey to the future by wishing on a star.

Every sunrise is a blessing, a gift for just today.
Rejoice, my friend, embrace it before it fades away!

~ Author Unknown ~
Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/1000, Flash: flash did not fire, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 21mm, Camera Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS


Heather September 06, 2007

Beautiful Work and Great Colors!! :) #732127

Lynn Haack September 06, 2007

Heather...thank you very much! Lynn #4756875

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 06, 2007

AWSOME girl, the colors are just WOW...BEAUTIFUL job g/f! #4757205

Lynn Haack September 06, 2007

Nancy...thank you for being you...so kind and supportive. You are a blessing! Lynn #4757335

Debra R. Harder September 06, 2007

WOW, Lynn! These reflection images are just fantastic! The colors, composition, lighting and silhouettes are incredible! Love them! Deb #4757337

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 06, 2007

All three of your recent heron silhouette images are lovely but this is my favorite. I favor the darker golden brown tones and am crazy about the cloud reflection. I also find the composition very relaxing, perhaps because it is a little more spread out and seems to have more breathing room. Just lovely, Lynn. #4757565

Lynn Haack September 06, 2007

Nikki...thank you for your wonderful perspective on this image. I really appreciate your honest and very helpful critiques...it helps me to know where I have done well and where I can improve. Thank you again for your encouragement! Lynn #4757685

Toni Riggs September 07, 2007

Wow, this is gorgeous! Another very beautiful series of images! #4758367

September 07, 2007

Great image, Lynn! #4762558

Rahul Sharma September 08, 2007

Wonderful Image Lynn... I just love the scene and how beautifully its captured... Beautiful colors, great clarity and nice composition....
The reflection of sun is just looking great.... #4765947

Lynn Haack September 09, 2007

Toni, Brian, Rahul....many thanks for stopping by to comment on this photo. I enjoyed your galleries very much! Lynn #4768549

Susie Peek-Swint September 09, 2007

So beautiful Lynn ~ I can feel the peacefulness ... I love early mornings with no noise other than the birds chattering :) #4768680

Lynn Haack September 09, 2007

Susie...thank you so much for your kinds words....it was the most peace I had felt in months. Lynn #4768763

Stephen Zacker September 09, 2007

Super warm feeling and reflections #4769318

Cassie L. Woodlee September 09, 2007

Gorgeous Lynn, outstanding tones and reflection!!!! #4769534

Angela Azzinnaro September 10, 2007

Your description sounds as lovely as the image!!!! FANTASTIC JOB Lynn!!!!!!! #4775239

September 11, 2007

I can just picture the beautiful bird song and sit watching this magical scene unfold.. what a fabulous sunrise and brilliant reflections, both yours and the photos.. Laney #4779676

Duane Carter September 13, 2007

This is just fantastic, love the composition on this one!!! #4786065

Lynn Haack September 13, 2007

Stephen, Cassie, Angela, Elaine, and Duane....thank you so much for sharing such wonderful comments with me. It is very much appreciated...Lynn #4787317

Kate Jackson level-classic September 14, 2007

What a joy it has been this morning to see all your latest additions Lynn. You have managed also to find just the right words to share this sense of peace. Thanks for sharing this amazing moment! #4788683

Odeth Mizuno September 14, 2007

Super beautiful image, Lynn. I love it :D #4788750

Karen Slagle September 14, 2007

This is fantastic, Lynn, and oh so peaceful. I love reflections, saturated colors and silhouettes. You achieved all 3 in this wonderful creation. #4790704

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 14, 2007

Lynn- Breath taking beauty so perfectly captured in such golden glow and peaceful tranquility. The heron is such a wonder added feature to it all.
The poem was special. Your unique gift of the right touch of light comes though again.
Take care #4790774

Patricia Ronan September 14, 2007

Very beautiful image Lynn, love the colours of the sunrise and the lovely silhouettes:) #4791583

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 15, 2007

So serene and beautiful Lynn!!! #4795555

Sam Britt September 15, 2007

Beautiful warm tones & reflection, Lynn. So peaceful looking. #4795688

Heather Thorsen September 17, 2007

This is too beautiful Lynn, and the poem is fantastic.
It really did something for me after a day at work where I felt really weary.
Thank you. #4802554

Mitch Spence level-classic September 17, 2007

Very nicely done, Lynn, with exceptional light. #4803356

Carol Teal September 17, 2007

Stunning and vibrant color Lynn! Great reflections too! #4805517

Kathleen Roughan level-deluxe September 19, 2007

This is such a beautiful image Lynn!! Great colors, composition, reflections and silhouettes!! #4810912

Steven E. Ray September 21, 2007

Wow, this is beautiful! Another very nice photo in your series of images! #4823698

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 21, 2007

Fabulously fantastic, Lynn!
Love everything about this one!
And the narrative and poem are wonderful, too!
--Lisa #4825296

Bill Houghton September 22, 2007

This is such a beautiful photo Lynn. You did a great job in capturing this. Bill

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Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 23, 2007

Beautiful sunrise and reflections. Definitely a winner. #4832410

Lynn Haack September 23, 2007

Kate, Odeth, Karen, Fran, Patricia, Donna, Samantha, Heather, Mitch, Carol, Kathy, Steve, Lisa, Bill and Leslie....Many thanks for your supportive and kind comments! I enjoyed each of your galleries VERY MUCH! Lynn :) #4833442

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 24, 2007

BRAVO (4 Times). Your work is astonish!! #4975429

Duane Carter October 25, 2007

Congrats on this fantastic beauty Lynn!!! #4977898

Kathy L. Clark October 25, 2007

Another beauty Lynn, side by side with the first one. Congrat on a finalist well deserved. #4978718

Mitch Spence level-classic October 25, 2007

Excellent, Lynn. Congratulations! #4979919

Gary Lange October 25, 2007

I heartily agree with the others here, Lynn. This is one super image and a well deserved finalist! Best of luck!! #4981393

Michael Umbreit October 25, 2007

Lynn - Congratulations on all of your finalists! - Mike #4981670

Carol Teal October 25, 2007

Beautiful Lynn! Congrats again on another finalist! #4981716

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 25, 2007

Congratulations, Lynne. I'm re-reading my comments on your finalists and feeling pretty powerful myself :) Thanks!! Oh, and very good luck in the next round. #4981778

Kathleen Roughan level-deluxe October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Lynn!! #4982483

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic October 25, 2007

Alright Mrs finialist!!! Congrats!! #4982616

Jessica Jenney October 26, 2007

Stunning work, Lynn! Congratulations! #4985588

Lynn Haack October 29, 2007

Thank you everyone for your very kind and supportive comments! Lynn #5001827

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 08, 2008

A very beautiful photo! What a great feeling. #6036120

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