Shallow Waters East of Bald Island came about when I was able to ditch working on the cabin one afternoon and go out exploring in my kayak instead. Telling my family I would be back “in awhile” I set out for a rock reef I was curious about on the map. When I finally returned (5 hours later) I was able to muster a somewhat convincingly guilty face! Bald Island is located in Lake of the Woods, Ontario, about 3 hours north of the Minnesota/Canadian border. While kayaking that day I had stopped on it for a shore lunch. I liked the lowered perspective of sitting on the boulder strewn shore instead of standing. From this viewpoint the horizon line was much higher and allowed more space to show the underwater fade of the midground rocks which I found visually intriguing. That particular day had virtually no wind which made the reflections almost a complete mirror. I added the ripples aroung the rocks to add a bit of implied action into the scene and played with the transition between the sky reflection and water transparency to tie together the background with the foreground.
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