There was still a little bit of golden hour light left as I came past the jungle area I wrote about in a previous post. After pulling the car off the road and surveying the scene, I knew that I had to create a few more images from that spot. I opted for a composition that included much more of the foreground water for my Jungle Reflections piece. That aesthetic decision allowed fantastic details to be captured along with the lush greens and warm, earth tones. The various layers and the complexity that the reflections added heightened my excitement as I took in the scene through the camera’s view finder.
As we crossed a little bridge on the Middle Dike Road near the end of the driving tour, the scene felt very much like a jungle. I pulled the car off the road and got out to survey the area. This spot isn’t marked on the map, so I’m glad we were putting along slow enough to recognize the potential that it offered.
I used a limb to frame the scene in my Botany Bay Jungle piece. I love how lush and green the leaves, moss, and ferns are, and the reflection in the water was also quite attractive. You can almost hear the birds and feel the wildlife that is hiding just out of view. And, if you feel something biting you, that is likely one of the many mosquitoes that were out that morning.