I like the idea of sunrise off camera. The promise of the day is in the reflections on the water, the boat and the mind of the photographer. Eventually the image comes together. Still water, mist rising and a garish day boat that looks better in black and white. I filled the sky with a touch of blue. Not sure why, but it feels right. This picture tells me that it is the end of summer. That it will be a long time until the boat sails again. A long until the lake’s silence is joined with the exuberance of new summer memories mixed with the quiet conversation of waiting for the bass to rise.
Little lake Bemidji, Minnesota September 2010