Lake Totems

According to the dictionary a totem is a natural object or animal believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and adopted by it as an emblem.  In my travels I came across something called a Lake Totem.  The idea is to photograph a lake when the water is completely still, like glass.  Then you rotate your photo so that the horizon is vertical.  Voila, you have a lake totem.  Here are mine taken at Lake Kashagawigamog, Ontario.  For good measure the first one is the original before rotation.


Learning – My Nikon D3000

I am no professional photographer.  I started with a little digital camera and people seemed pleased with my pics.  Last Christmas I got a Nikon D3000.  Well talk about complicated machinery.  I do not do it justice yet but Charlie Chew, a Freshly Pressed blogger at, assures me “Photography takes time, so keep shooting and you’ll get it, I promise :) .”  Thank you Ms. Chew for your encouraging words.  I went out this morning to capture my lilacs and I couldn’t figure out why the darn camera wouldn’t take my shots.  I pushed every button on the thing.  I have two words for you…..lens cap!!!  Here are some close-ups I took (finally) I hope you enjoy.

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