Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted Farm Pond   94 comments


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Farm ponds are a regular fixture in the Midwest. So are wild grasses. But are these wild grasses and farm pond from the Midwest? Or are they from another dimension? Another universe? Or only in the imagination?

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94 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted Farm Pond

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  1. Yes! It’s really something! 😀

    • Thanks. I was just messing around, which I don’t do often. Maybe I should try it more often. :)

      • It’s fun messing around like that! And sometimes something totally unpredicted comes out from it.

        • Well, it certainly did with this old farm pond. Funny, though, there’s no farm to go with the farm pond. It’s just inside a private lake community boundary, surrounded by trees, unlike most other farm ponds.

          • Maybe there has been a farm once?

          • I don’t know. The pond is right next to the road. It’s pretty much forest surrounding the pond, and I’m guessing it’s much older than the prefab trailer-like house down the road and across the street. If there was a farm, it had to have been long before the private lake was created. I can’t see where there would have been room for a house. Anyway, nighty night. 3 a.m.

          • Nighty night!

  2. Beautiful picture and very contrasting too :)

  3. brilliant!

  4. Another wow !!! coming your way. I’m down here at the bottom (so far!) but I keep scrolling up to check those incredible, flaming colours! I try so hard to use as few !!! as possible but these fabulous colours can’t keep them down!

    • You sure know how to make a photographer smile! :)

      I don’t usually mess around too much with my photographs, but due to the nature of the challenge, I felt this was the best way to address the challenge.

      Thanks for your induced smiles! :) :)

  5. Stunning Cris! Love the colours! :)

  6. I love the colours.

    • Thank you. What would it be like if we woke up and everything looked like this? Would it be so beautiful then? Hee. Hee. Seriously, I appreciate your stopping by and commenting. :)

  7. I don’t know exactly what it is I’m reacting to but there’s almost an eerie feeling to the picture. Maybe it looks extraterrestrial or something, I don’t know. Good job though! You’ve created something that keeps me looking at it beyond a simple glance.

    Michael Fishman
  8. wicked good distortion! thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • wicked good – isn’t that an oxymoron? :)
      I love to get out and visit. If I didn’t have anything else to do, I could visit everyone all day. For what time I have, it’s kind of fun to visit other people’s blogs.

  9. Nice photo. That black spot in the back kind of looks like a black hole.

    • With that comment, I had to go back and look.

      What I see is a vulture standing there. You can see his feet, sort of. You can see the wing tips on either side of the feet. And if you look r-e-a-l-l-y hard, you can imagine its head kind of drooping down in front of it the way vultures’ heads do.

      But point taken.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  10. very interesting picture and interpretation on the subject, thanks for stopping by at my blog :)

  11. Reminds me of some set scenery out of “Star Trek” where Captain Kirk and his crew have landed on a strange planet – Phazers ready for whatever dangerous inhabitants they may face!! Immie :-)

    • I don’t remember that one, but then I don’t remember much of yesterday, either. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting, leaving a smile upon my lips. :)

      • They were usually sometimes the general program outlines and I’m glad I made you smile :-) ask me what I done last week and I couldn’t tell you even if I was either being interrogated by some government officials- they’d get nothing outta me!! have a great day :-)

        • Sounds like we’re sailing the same ship of forgetfulness in a sea of chocolate, given your obvious interest in chocolate, and mine too. :) Have a great day yourself!

  12. I love the colors!

    • Thanks, it’s amazing what a little post-production can do. :) If we start seeing colors like these out doors, we better pinch ourselves because we’re either dreaming or have stepped into “The Twilight Zone”.

  13. Wow it really unique, it works with the colour saturation and it’s a very interesting distorted image. Good stuff!

  14. Fantastic colors… :-)

  15. An eerie color shift. Could be on planet Mars… ;-)

  16. This photo is on phire! Amazing! And thank you for dropping by blog. Be seeing you…

  17. I stumbled upon these challenges a couple weeks ago and am finding interpretations of the challenges quite inspirational. I enjoyed your post – thanks for inviting me to view!

  18. Wow, amazing colours!

  19. Hey, I really like the unusual colour combinations in your picture. A different type of distortion from my interpretation in my picture. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks and thanks for dropping by and commenting. It’s always nice to hear what others think about one’s work. That’s what’s so fun about this challenge. It gives everyone a chance to do just that. :)

  20. Amazingly cool photo!! I like how you played with the bright color here!! Beautiful!!

  21. looks like a vortex or a portal… amazing!

  22. It reminds me of Jeeper Creepers. LOL. Nice colors.

  23. I love the saturation slider, thanks MJ

  24. Love the orange! Thanks for dropping by the blog :)

    • Thanks. NP. I love seeing what other people are interpreting for the various challenges. It sometimes wakes up my creative juices when I’m stumped from time to time.

  25. Very nice, Cris! Glad you invited me to stop and look at this. And thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment on my photos as well.

  26. Flame-T-Abulous Colors…awesome…

  27. love the colours…really love them

  28. Those are spectacular looking!!!

    nerdshirtsandcardigans
  29. what a great picture..!! seems you are a nature photographer…, I’m glad that you have dropped by in my blog, I hope we can share each other for our creation in photography :)
    have a nice day

    • Thanks. I like taking pictures of people, too. It’s just that out here in the boonies there aren’t a lot of people to take pictures of. Most of my picture-taking these days is on my way home from work. My daylight hours are rather limited.

      Your photo of the cranes reminds me of the (in)famous Norway spiral that appeared when President Obama was accepting his (in)famous Nobel peace prize for doing nothing. Hee. Hee.

      You have some wonderful photos on your blog. It’s a privilege to follow you. I wish I spoke English as good as you do, which is apparently your second language.

  30. love the high saturation!

  31. Now that is some crazy, distorted, post processing. Either that or your camera is long overdue for some service :-D

  32. The colours certainly make the setting eerie

  33. definitely out-worldly….nice effect

  34. right? I can almost see the extraterrestrial landing cross yonder…..lol
    Nice job!
    cheers.
    SueAnn

    • I had to go back and look at the picture and see if I could find your ET landing cross. As I don’t know what such a thing looks like, I was unable to locate it. LOL Thanks.

  35. WOWWWWWWWWW! absolutely love this “Lake on Fire” photo. I want to get a giant canvas made of this. Big as possible.

    Great Work, Cris’l.

    love, CaroL

  36. Very colourful!

  37. Wow! That is eye-popping! The gold grasses in the front look like flames! Thanks for dropping by.

    ~Anne

    • Thanks. I did try and come up with some wordage to reflect that golden-ish, but was just unable to. Words failed me. You’re welcome. It’s fun to see what other people come up with.

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