Photo #21 – Boats at Rest

Yesterday, we explored friendship through the eyes of a young boy and girl while today, we move back to Family Camp to enjoy a view of the lake adjacent to Hotel Medlov.

Many of you know that I love benches. I love photographing them, and better yet, I enjoy sitting upon them and resting. Today's picture was taken from my favorite bench at Family Camp.

Canon 5D/2, 34mm, 1/200 @F2.8, ISO 100

Sometimes I think I get wrapped up in photographing the actual bench instead of seeing the view from that bench. So…that's what I did…I took my own advice and took a picture from the bench.

After the evening program, I would try to make my way down to this bench and watch the sun go down. Each time I would take my camera with me so that I would be prepared for whatever I might see.

One evening, the light was still headed down and I looked out to see the rowboats and the dock sort of bobbing on the lake. I began to realize that the lake was rather silent this particular evening, and the boats were just “resting” after a busy day of taking occupants to other parts of the lake.

This evening, the sun danced off the ripples in the lake and the tree line began to take its rightful place in the reflection on the water, and then as if on cue, the sun descended behind the hill leaving a rosy glow behind the clouds. Each object seemed to have its rightful place in the picture, and I just started taking different pictures.

As I sat awhile on the bench, my heart began to rest as well. There was no hurry in my giddy-up. I did not have to rush off to take a picture or be somewhere, I could just rest. This quiet serene landscape serves as a reminder that it is okay to rest awhile.

Tomorrow, we explore the majesty of the boat dock.

Do you find this landscape a peaceful oasis? I would to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment here.

[This post is part of my Top 25 Summer Trip Pics series.]

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