Collin J Örthner – Photographer

September 3, 2009

Polson Park

Filed under: Abstract, Autumn, Birds, Mammals, Movement, Nature, Travel, Water — collin orthner @ 3:54 am

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This image goes back almost a year. My family made a trip out to B.C. last fall and on one of the days we visited Polson Park in Vernon. The day was a perfect, for me, fall day with  high clouds, so no harsh shadows, and just slightly on the cool side, enough that you wanted to wear an extra layer over your t-shirt. One of the ponds alongside Vernon Creek had  many many mallards, and some swans, swimming about waiting for someone to throw them some feed. The fall colours were near perfect and were reflecting in the pond beautifully, making for a very abstract background, looking a lot like good camouflage. I made many images, mostly of the females with their gorgeous brown colouring. I could spend a day at this small park quite easily photographing and people watching. I would imagine just sitting alongside the pond watching the ducks slowly swimming about, creating endless new abstract patterns in the water, could make for a very relaxing afternoon. Maybe bring along a nice warm cup of coffee and a good book.

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