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Siebenthaler Fen, Beavercreek, Ohio

While I try my best to not romanticize the artistic aspect of photography, sometimes there is no other way. Reflections of animals and objects in water have remained a mainstay for my photographic interest. Here, a half submerged, mangled dead tree trunk piques my vision. The twisted nature of its' being interested me but wouldn't be enough to make for an image. Fortunately, the near dusk reflection in the water of the Little Beaver Creek shows another side of the trunk. Symmetry is imperative in a balanced image like this, so the horizon line is placed straight down the middle. I have gone back many times to this same spot since then, and the tree trunk is no longer visible. Truly an image that cannot be recreated.

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