My image, “Reflections,” won the People’s Choice Award in the ViewBug “Mesmerizing Landscapes” photo challenge. The challenge featured images that show the beauty of nature. “Reflections” garnered the most votes from thousands of other photographers and was crowned People’s Choice.
After a long day of hiking and photographing, I captured the image in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. The shape of the clouds reflected in the still water echo the shape of the far bank of the pond, providing an interesting repeating pattern. Captured near sunset in July 2015, the image looks peaceful, but swarms of mosquitos made capturing the image a little challenging. It is hard to be creative when you are swatting pesky bloodsuckers away.