Interesting optical effects on the lake last night. We went out to do a little fishing after a busy day. The wind died. The sun came out. The lake went completely flat and glassy.
We were the only boat on the lake, so no wakes to disturb the surface.
The mirror effect was so profound that the brain would not let you accept what you are seeing. For example - the end of the dock in this picture appears to be several feet above water level. It's not.
The edge of the dock is actually right at the water surface level. Everything you see below the dock is a reflection.
I think the fish were as spooked by the effect as we were. Very little action, although Dad and Brian each caught undersized pike.
18 and 20" fish.
fish objects in the mirror are smaller and further away than it seems.