// Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin //
It was like many of my photos here--trying to be simple and peaceful.
I want my viewers to feel relaxed after a long day's work; hence the empty space above the lake is important. It should have been less contrasy because strong contrast labors my mind's eyes.
P.S. [June 25, 2006] I added this poem by William Wordsworth
By the Sea
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;
The holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven is on the sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder - everlastingly.
Dear child! dear girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought
Thy nature is not therefore less divine:
Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year,
And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.