My trek around Walden Pond on July 24, 2017, in 94°F weather seeking to capture the essence of the pond Thoreau described as "lovelier than diamonds,” yielded some beautiful and inviting photographs. This one is a panorama combining 3 images resulting in an intriguingly wide-angle view of the pond. The reflections of the clouds on the rippled surface of the water almost look like shimmering diamonds.
Large canvas prints of this image will enhance the lobbies and dental rooms of two new dental offices in Austin, Texas. The dental offices' owner lived near the pond in Massachusetts and trained for triathlons by swimming its 1.678 miles length. The photographs will be a reminder of his favorite place after which he named his two offices, Walden Dental.