Upside Down at Nolte

Today we took advantage of a mild winter day and went for a walk at Nolte State Park where the trees reflected perfectly in Deep Lake.

So perfectly in fact I thought they looked even better upside down.

How about you?

For Becky’s SquareUp Photo Challenge.

~ Susanne

23 Comments on “Upside Down at Nolte

  1. Wow, gorgeous Susanne! If you get an email from me today about my SS post, ignore it. It is set to publish Sunday but WP sent an email. Someone else just asked me about it.

    • ah that explains the link that doesn’t work! Also my confusion as I was thinking I am sure it isn’t Sunday just yet!!

  2. oh isn’t this lovely Susanne – the upside down one is rather lovely isn’t it. Like a painting πŸ™‚

    I am so happy you are back for squares

    • Exactly. When I rotated the picture I was surprised at how the reflection in the Lake was so perfect, just more ethereal than the reality.

  3. That is amazing! You know what I keep telling you, that you could make a fortune making jigsaw puzzles out of your photos! That would be awesome in 1,000 pieces. πŸ˜€

    • Aw thanks! I was surprised when the photo looked nearly identical when rotated and that the upside down version looked prettier to me! On the jigsaw puzzle front – I never have the patience to put one together! πŸ˜‰

      • Having a cat makes it impossible for me to do real ones anymore. πŸ˜‹ So I have to do the jigsaw puzzle apps on my ipad. 🐱🐼

  4. I have a photo like that which I always enjoy because of that almost symmetry. I love that you found the same effect. By the way have you ever posted about how to take such great pictures of birds or do you have a reference I might consult? I have lots of birds but no photo skills. I would love to develop them.

    • Thanks for your comment. I have some general photography books (not that I use them much) but nothing specific on birds. It’s mostly a matter of patience and practice, zooming in, using a wide aperture and fast shutter speed. Then experiment. For my hummingbirds, I basically hide near the feeder when I think they’re active, wait for them to come, and take lots of pictures. I also subscribed to a site that sends daily photograhphy tips which are sometimes helpful and it’s free.

  5. Wow! I lived for 45 years in western Washington (mostly in west Seattle and south King County) but never knew of Nolte State Park! So thanks – adding to my must-visit-places bucket list when I finally get to retire and return to Washington from the (rather horrible) state I’m in now. Capital-S horrid State and small-s state, small “s” as I don’t want to dignify where I am now with even a modicum of respect, actually. Your photos give me so much hope for this to happen!!

    • Thanks so much for your comment. Nolte is indeed a special park, past Maple Valley near Enumclaw. One of many special places for you to visit when you return to Washington. πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi, I have a question: Since reading this post I have been thinking of writing a post about jigsaw puzzles since I have a lot of them, and then I read in someone else’s blog that January is national jigsaw puzzle monthπŸ˜€If I do end up doing one, is it okay if I include a link back to this post since this is where I got the inspiration for it?

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