06.11.2015 Chapel Brook Falls Streambed Abstract

When visiting a waterfall, it is easy to be mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape and miss some of the smaller details.Β  These colors in the streambed caught my attention as I waded in the water from my position in the first image.

Chapel-Brook-Falls-streambed-abstract-060815-700WebWe are looking through very clear water so the colors are literally saturated. The use of a polarizer helps diminish whatever reflections there were and give the impression of no water and a bit of increased contrast finishes off the effect.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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11 Responses to 06.11.2015 Chapel Brook Falls Streambed Abstract

  1. Beautiful colors and that is one unusual stream bed. I think the colors that we see in nature are the prettiest. These colors would be gorgeous if replicated in floor tiles.

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  2. Very interesting, Steve. It looks like the rocks are melting into one another. I would like to see it with the reflections, too πŸ™‚

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    • Most of the color is provided by algae and other organisms. Wetness adds to the richness of the color. Someday they just may melt into each other…in quite a few millennia. πŸ™‚


  3. Cool abstract image Steve love all the great patterns you find in nature !!

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  4. Let’s hear it for patterns and abstractions.


  5. shoreacres says:

    If I hadn’t read your title first, I would have assumed you were presenting lichens clinging to some kind of exotic East Coast tree that I don’t know about.

    The texture appears to be very nearly that of Ralph Lauren’s River Rock paint. I suppose I should say that the paint appears to be that of the river bed — which is the point, of course. If you mix three colors and put it on with a sponge, it makes one fine wall. πŸ™‚

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    • I’ll have to grab a can of “River Rock” and make us a Chapel Falls Streambed mural. πŸ™‚

      You are closer than you might have thought…although I imagine you may have already come up with this…but lichens are part algae so there is a relationship. Possibly some of what we are seeing are lichens.


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