Swan on The Lake

Swan on the lake in the Park Naunhof, in Saxony, Germany

September 2016, Park Naunhof, Germany

How many millions of pictures with the ordinary swan floating gracious on a lake in the park exist out there? Maybe this motive is overused, yet sometimes it has something that makes it for you unable to resist and still snap a picture. I love the background in this one, the almost sur-realist texture created by the small waves and the golden reflection of the foliage. It makes the swan appear as if cut from some other image and pasted on this one. I love also the contrast of the textures: the almost smooth and matte white on the body and the unsettled background.

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