The stretch of water on the Maumee River that runs through Side Cut Park isn’t always very picturesque. There’s a lot of mud and brown most days of the year. However, sometimes I’m really happy with the way the variables come together. In this case, with the sky very empty of clouds and the sun brightly shining, the reflected blue made for nicer looking water, and the reflected sparkles from the sun helped emphasize the silhouette of the heron. I also liked how the “dots” are concentrated in the line across the top but then spread out the closer they are to the bottom, like falling snow.
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Focal Length: 226mm