Before heading out for dinner on Friday night, I went to the Crystal Point Conservation Area in Haverhill, MA for a short walk around the main trail at the entrance. Part of this trail follows along Crystal Lake, which is a drinking supply source for the city of Haverhill.
Not far at all from the entrance is this inlet, which includes a beaver lodge and several trees that have been nearly gnawed away at the base by the beavers. The inlet was sheltered from the wind and was amazingly calm in comparison to the very rippled surface in the open waters.
The circular effect in this photo is natural and wasn’t added in post-processing. Something about the angle of the trees and their reflections created this unusual look that seems to almost “bend” the light, as if the whole scene itself was a reflection in some way.
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