03.25.2019 Water as an Abstract

I visited a cascade in Hop Brook along the New England Trail this morning. It’s been a while since I was there, but things haven’t changed much.  I wanted something different and noticed the way the water was moving over some rocks. There was a bit of an eddy and some ripples which were flowing too fast for the exposure I was shooting.  Definitely a revisit site as long as the water supply doesn’t dwindle.

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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12 Responses to 03.25.2019 Water as an Abstract

  1. Your picture does a good job delivering what your title promises: water as an abstract.

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  2. Very cool Steve! I love this!!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Once I got past the cinnamon roll in the upper left, it took me forever to figure out what that gorgeous, swirling pattern and color reminded me of. I finally got it. It’s wood: specifically, the grain of the flame birch that a friend in Maine turned into an end table for me. It’s the most beautiful wood in the world, and I’m glad to be reminded of it.

    The smoke-like appearance of the water is attractive, too. Ice is nice, but this has a pleasing warmth to it.

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    • That sounds like a beautiful table. I am not sure what I saw besides what it is, but as Cinnamon Rolls are one of my favorite snacks, I will forever see that now. Ice is nice, but for this season I have seen well enough. There will still be some nights cold enough for ice making but our trend is definitely toward the warmer. Still weeks too early for flowers, although skunk cabbage is blooming.

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  4. Very rich in warm color and these happen to be some of m favorite colors. It is very much abstract and the irony of this image is that if it were a painting, it would likely sell for many thousands, if not millions.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Yes! Revisit! This is great, the way the water and rocks work together, and also, the fact that the water is (of course) a cool color and the rocks are a warm color – that just adds to the interest. The patterns on the rocks show through just the right amount, the water has just the right flow….gorgeous!

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    • Thanks, Lynn.This isn’t something I have practiced at and will need to be looking for more to work with.It is one of my favorites of this year so far.
      It’s overcast and will rain later this morning. I think I’ll go here again today although it is windy out and this location provided me a conk on the head from a falling branch. Maybe I’ll wear my hardhat.


      • bluebrightly says:

        Do you mean that photographing moving water close up like this isn’t something you’ve practiced? Certainly you’ve mastered waterfalls. I can see this is different but it still looks like you’ve practiced quite a bit! I’m glad you have a new challenge to work with – I know that feeling, it’s good. Maybe the overcast light will be just right today. As for the hardhat, I just learned yesterday that camping is no longer allowed at one of our state parks, because of the danger of giant Douglas firs falling on the campers! I’m glad the branch that fell on you wasn’t too big…you’ve had enough to deal with!

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      • Not very much, Lynn. Most of my water in motion closeups are not at all abstract. I wasn’t looking for it at all, but happily it caught my eye.
        Ihave tried to avoid any complications to my health and well-being since the illness. Like you said, it was enough to deal with and I am trying to take better care. Surprisingly, once I got to Holland Glen this morning the wind seemed to disappear and only returned once I was back in my car. Possibly I was sheltered a bit by being lower than the surrounding elevations. At any rate, it was most enjoyable and I think the shots are at least worthy of sharing…but nothing abstract. 🙂

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