Situated in Southwestern Virginia, Smith Moutain Lake is very much a small paradise. At least for nature lovers, lake fans, and those who like it quiet
Truth be told. If you like bustling activity, shopping, and to have a million things to do, walk away
The serene beauty and almost eerie quietness of the place calls for contemplative rest, and introspection
I found myself reflecting upon life a lot, but in a good way, with a sense of peace and fatalism
Whatever will be, will be. And the trees, mountain and water won’t care one bit
While Marla and her dad enjoyed yet a perfect moment
This kid must have fish DNA mixed in her own !
I tried the NEX7’s 10 images/sec burstmode for the first time, and it works mighty well
The lens line-up I had brought along was competent and gap proof, and the 16-70 was versatile as ever, even if I do find it lacking in character, and therefore, emotion
Like a little ghost
The OM 50/1.8 took care of the portrait and low light stuff
The sun was fierce, and we got tanned the very first day !
Fishing spree in the making
Marla is also an avid fisherwoman !!
Fishing has always been part of our lakeside vacations
Same spot, three years ago !
Same chairs, but less curls 😉
Messing around with some camera “effects”, here Toy Camera
Swimming off the boat while anchored in a quiet cove
Yes, I did buy a real fishing rod at the nearby gas station
When not boating, she basically alternated swimming and fishing non stop
Toy Camera effect mode again
The Navitar comes out
Got one !
Dance of joy
The lake was loaded with that species of fish, coming in various sizes, and Marla caught close to 30 over the whole stay !
Though she was a little reluctant to handle them…
Two years ago, in Vermont…
Typical 16-70 shot. See what I mean by “lack of character” ??
That’s the SEL35/1.8, and I like the output better
I added a touch of Snapseed to that one, to bring some detail in the skies, and water
To be followed…