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Stocker Pond - Grantham, NH

This is my "signature" image, used on my business cards and my web site. I had this image in mind (or something like it) for about a year. The location is at the end of Stocker Pond, and I reside on this pond further up the shore. So I had the owner whose shoreline had the most lilies call me when they peaked. I was in water up above my knees with the tripod sinking in the mud. The wide angle lens was not more than two feet from the surface of the water to take this pictue.

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Guest 23-Mar-2006 13:28
excellent capture, love the colours and contrast in your shots, this one is so beautiful.great capture
Sean Hsieh28-Feb-2006 08:37
Beautiful !!! vote
Fred Parsons01-Nov-2005 22:16
Strange - I recently rescanned the kodachrome of this image with my new Minolta 5400 so as to be able to get a fairly decent 20x30 print made and mounted on a hard board. total cost over 150 dollars. I just went to look at it and at this image again and in the original I did crop it as you said and missed it this time. Thanks for spoiling my day ;-) Not really. Fred
Darrin Harris Frisby01-Nov-2005 17:21
I like it, however, I would suggest a slight crop at the top fo the image so that the area without lillies is removed giving the impressiopn of endless lillies....Lovely reflective feeling
hartmut_e_huber31-Oct-2005 12:11
Thank you for all the effort (cold water, ...) you put into that picture - it is excellent!

Guest 03-Jun-2005 22:34
Super Shot!
Fred Parsons08-Mar-2005 19:30
If you also went to my "old" and "under revision" web site you would see this image is my "trademark" image and is also used on my business cards. The curve in the background is a hill on the other side of the pond, not the sky. But you are right, it adds a lot to the image. I just had this blown up to 20x30 and laminated to chipboard with a mylar coating to use at fairs etc as an eye catcher at my tent.
roberta08-Mar-2005 16:36
Hope you have insurance on your gear! I had my tripod in the water at Bash Bish Falls. It's hard to resist such a great shot. The colors, perspective and the curved line (sky reflection?) all join together to create a superb image.