The Ghost Lake

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Giuseppe Sapori - The Ghost Lake


At the end of this summer I took a few days to relax around area of my city, not very far from home. And so that I was able to return to visit a lake that had fascinated me but I had not got to explore and photograph carefully. The lake in question is Lake Canterno and is located near Fiuggi-Anagni; it is discovered almost by chance, it looks from the vegetation and trees, is big enough but what is most striking is the atmosphere of melancholy and yearning and the particular vegetation that grows under water. Only after a properly documentation I discovered that this lake is named the Ghost Lake because in the past with irregular intervals, the lake was dried out part or in whole, to reappear, often suddenly, in its breadth.

The name of Ghost lake is not only anchored to the past, Canterno is still subject to sudden changes in water level, also seen in a few years. Very impressive witness of these changes is the lone tree stands of water in the picture. That day, I arrived at the lake one hour before sunset, I had time to walk around the neighborhood. The whole area is quite wild and totally lack of facilities to the people, it is not a tourist place nevertheless I met someone walking in the lake area. After choosing the composition which, in my opinion the most representative of the lake, I realized this image with 5 exposures that I merged manually using Luminance Masks in Photoshop.
The Lake of Canterno particularly impressed me, for its calm, melancholy and beauty, the fact that it is a place so little beaten by tourists makes me appreciate even more, I’d like go back again hope early.



Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 100 at f/9

Five Shots (-2; -1; 0; +1; +2)

Software: Photoshop CC2015

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