One Word Photo Challenge: Teal

Tranquil dark lake,

still mirror, reflects and floats

leaf, twig and water lily.

Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell

Lily pads and fall reflected in water.
Lily pads and fall reflected in water.
Lily pads and fall reflected in water.

I included this image cropped three different ways. I like the first version best because it excludes areas that were overexposed, in the branches, red tree, and rocks, shown in the second version. I also like the abstract quality of the first photo. The way the image is blurred where the water is disturbed, at the top of the photo, and then progresses to clarity where the water is smooth and still lower down, adds interest to the composition that the third version lacks.

Which version do you prefer?

This post is my response to the One Word Photo Challenge: Teal. Thank you Jennifer for the challenge!

It’s also my response to the Photography 101 prompt: Experiment with Composition.

And it’s my fourth post in the Five Days Challenge. I was invited by Amy, from Snapshots, Snippets And Scribbles to participate in the challenge, and for each of the five days I’m supposed to invite one person.

Today I’m inviting Terri from The Beespeak… If you would like to participate, post a photo every day for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. I’ve written a haiku for today, but your stories can be fiction or non-fiction. They can be short paragraphs, multiple pages, or poems. Each day, please invite one person to carry on the challenge. The challenge is not mandatory and can be refused. I hope you accept and have fun!