Sometimes you find things that you are not looking for and it just cuts you with surprise. A few month back we were in Oregon. We hiked for more than an hour to see Mirror Lake with reflection of the Mt Hood. We were lucky with clear skies and the view was nice, but there was a constant breeze that put some ripples across the lake, we spent almost an hour looking from couple different points and waiting for calmness. I managed to take some photos, one of them was posted here in August. A lot of effort, but in the end I didn’t get the perfect “mirror”.
This morning I went for a walk in the nearby Reynolda Park. There is a trail there and couple gravel roads. Usually I take the trail, but this morning for whatever reason I started in the wrong place and took one of the side roads. I knew where I was and went towards little ponds to get back to the trail. When I came to the pond, I approached it from an unusual access point and was treated to this awesome view of absolutely still water with amazing deep reflection of the sky and trees from the other side of the pond. The sun was at the right angle and it helped to reflect it with some amazing detail. As I was enjoying the view I thought that if I didn’t get lost and if I came to the lake from the other side, I might not see this little mirror, with it glimpse on the world above it. You can almost flip this photo 180 and you’d think that the reflection was the real thing. The cool part is that there are more details on the trees in the mirror than in its real version.
After taking this photo I hiked around the pond. No cool reflections.