A Glass Lake . . .
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton
Early mornings and late afternoons in the summer time are when the lakes are most likely to be perfectly still. At these times, they are like the glass on a mirror ~ shiny, smooth and reflecting everything back to you in duplicate. Logically, the lake reflection is at the bottom of the shot, but sometimes when I get home to look at photos it is hard to tell which is the reflection and which is the real version.
When it comes to taking photos, I really enjoy the opportunity water reflections give me to play with symmetry.
(the lakes here are crystal clear .. In the swan picture, what is floating on top is pollen and fuzzy seeds that have blown off the trees and plants around the lake)