03.15.2020-2 Dean Brook Chaotic Cascade

I was going to be making show prints this weekend but I bet you can guess why I am not.  Okay, time’s up.  The show has been cancelled. The building the it is held in is an old house that is quite tiny.  There are two floors with one narrow staircase which makes you wonder how the fire department that shares the parking lot okays that. When people are there to enjoy the various works it is literally like being in a can of sardines…without the oiliness. Not good under the best of conditions but with this virus threat even badder.  Anyway, it’s on to other things like keywording and backing up the processed images that have languished for the last two years. Should keep me out of trouble for a while.

This is another from the winter of 2017-18 that for some reason saw me not blogging.

It seemed a better choice to freeze as much of the action as possible rather than have a mass of smooth water especially with that cute rock hanging off to the side. This was shot with the older 70-200 f/4 at f/11, 1/13 sec, ISO 400

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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30 Responses to 03.15.2020-2 Dean Brook Chaotic Cascade

  1. Sorry to hear about the delay, Steve, but I guess this is happening all over, including here. Lovely image, capturing the power of the water.

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  2. As always, the long hair is appealing.
    A slide show I was scheduled to give next month to a Native Plant Society of Texas chapter in the next county has also been cancelled.

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    • Thanks, Steve. I have the option of doing a slide presentation next month that I was on the fence about. I haven’t made up my mind but that may be taken care of for me. I am not comfortable in front of people so, although I have done a couple for the same group previously, wasn’t sure about it this time.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    It’s too bad about the timing of the show, but I guess if they held it you’d be feeling like you should go, and worrying about it. You sound like you’re full of equanimity in the face of all the news. Hopefully that’s the case. 🙂 Water shows the way: go with the flow. 🙂

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    • There’s not much to complain about as it seems the best way to deal with things right now. I was not at all surprised and expected that to be their decision. I’ll probably still get back into making prints just the same.
      Yes, we should always go with the flow. Thanks, Lynn.

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  4. Leya says:

    Everything here is shut down and postponed as well. Love your spaghetti haired water! Very fitting for my Chaos theme, as you said.

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    • Thank you, Ann-Christine. We are hearing mostly about China, Italy, and France, as well as the U.S., but I don’t think your locale is getting much reportage. It’s a shame that we all have this in common right now, but a good thing we can support each other.

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      • Leya says:

        Yes – not always I salute Internet…but for blogging among friends and in this chaos – it is essential. My old father is 87 and very good with his computer. His greatest sadness now is that all sport events are shut down. He is one of the leader legends in Swedish wrestling history, and very interested in almost all sports. I hope they will start sending old matches! From yesterday we are forbidden to visit people over 70 and they should stay at home. I have to do the shopping for them. We will have to stand in the door, talking.
        I heard Trump yesterday – not easy for you either.

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      • It is a shame that he cannot watch sporting events while confined to his home. Some networks here are showing old games. I don’t expect to be watching them myself…I do not enjoy knowing the final result while watching.
        I am not sure how you mean not easy? Whether the conditions or him. There was awareness of this coming last year but no precautions were taken. That is true everywhere but still no excuse. But at least he is now taking it seriously. We are behind most other countries in our ability to test people for their symptoms as well a having anywhere near the support for hospitals and caregivers that will be required. OTOH, it got here later than elsewhere which did give scientists a chance to start to develop menas for fighting its spread.
        I am over 70 also but have been doing our shopping. I take precautions such as using disinfectant wipes…I was one of the lucky ones to find some…and keeping away from people while in the stores.
        I hope that your parents, or is it just your father?, avoid this as I do also you and the rest of your family and friends.

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      • Leya says:

        The not easy one I guess was meant overall – everything. Both. i had to talk him into me doing the shopping…he is rather stubborn. “I am not easily scared”, but this time he decided to trust me. My mother is still here too, but dementia is far gone, so she has no idea of the virus. But she stays put at home anyway. I take her out for short walks three times a week now. Last year she could still walk with an easy backpack and our usual 70 kilometer hike. Now she has to hold my arm and only do short walks. Sad –

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      • I checked the like not because any of that is to be liked…but that you are a good and attentive daughter. ❤ Wow, 70km is quite a hike.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Sorry about your show, Steve. It’s looks like folks are trying to starve this bug by limiting its number of hosts being exposed. Let’s hope it works, the repercussions are going to hurt for a long time to come. Stay safe.

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    • Thank you, Eliza. Yes, most of the graphs I see comparing this to previous pandemics/epidemics, show a flattening of the incidence curve with greater employment of social distancing…the new catchword for staying away from each other. Even if we do keep this at a minimum, like you say, there will be lasting effects.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful image. It took less than a nanosecond for me to be hearing “Sister Golden Hair” playing in my mind. There’s going to be a lot of “meeting in the air” for a while.

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    • Thank you, Linda. That’d be a good tune to accompany this if I were to put it to music.

      A meme I’ve seen lately shows a guy smacking himself on the side of the head saying “all those meetings could have been emails”. I wonder if this will create that trend and cause people to not spend as much time around tables in “bored” rooms.

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    It must be very frustrating to have the exhibition cancelled, but it does sound like an exceedingly risky venue. Your photograph is beautiful. You could really have an exhibition of your own of these wonderful winter images – when things get better.

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    • It is disappointing, Ann. OTOH, it saves me the frustration of having jurors give my images a thumbs down. 🙂
      Thank you. I am accumulating these for just that…an exhibition of winter’s beauty slightly different from what most expect.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        That will be a wonderful exhibition! Meanwhile, do you sell your images online? I think they would be very successful. (I’m just starting to set up on Fine Art America…slowly! 🙂 )

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      • I have a website and also show on FAA, Ann. I am not a very good self-promoter so don’t get a lot of activity from either. I’ve had a few sales on FAA from FB friends and some commercials sales through the website but not many. I hope you do well with the site.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        Aha! I mostly read blogs through the reader, so it’s easy to miss the extra links etc that I’d see if I went to the actual site. I think there is probably a lot of work to do to get work seen on FAA and I doubt that there will be a lot of art sales in the current crisis, but at least right now there is time to get on with uploading images! Now I must go and find you there… 🙂

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      • Yes, there is a lot of work getting your work seen whether on FAA or a website or any other venue. Sadly, I am not promotion motivated which is surprising I guess since you might think I’d have those dollar signs in my eyes.
        Good luck there, Ann.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        Nah, you don’t strike me as the sort of person to have dollar signs in your eyes – but your work does deserve to be seen and to be displayed on people’s walls… 🙂

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      • BTW, the links to both are in the right hand margin above.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        LOL, didn’t see this ’til I’d posted the previous comment! Hehe!

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  8. Very Nice Steve! Love the movement of the flow! But cancelling the show is probably safer to do. What printer do you have & use?

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    • Thanks, Reed. Yes, cancellation, actually postponement as they are thinking of trying again in the fall,is a wise move.
      My printer is an Epson Surecolor P800 that replaced my old 3800. I am very pleased with the results I get with it. I use a ColorMunki to calibrate the display and printer together and that produces reliable prints.

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  9. Dave Ply says:

    Chaos – yes, that’s appropriate. I’ve never been highly motivated to do much key wording – I don’t go searching for picture types often enough to incur the time to do it, and my filing system gets me to most places I go looking for. But it seems to be popular for some.

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    • I can pretty much find any image file I am looking for but for a good SEO (Search Engine Optimization, I think) score for Google spider web crawl searches it helps to have all that as part of the images I upload to the website. If I have “water in motion” or “chaotic cascade” and someone uses those words in a search my image, and hundreds of others probably, will show up…if I am lucky.

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