03.18.2020 A bit of Nature’s Chaos 2

A little distance downstream on the West Branch of Fever Brook as it meanders through the woods in North Quabbin and leaves the pond along State Forest Road.

This is a bit of an odd reflection as we are looking at a beaver dam with some trees growing up below and behind it.  Because of that the reflections are offset a bit. I haven’t decided whether that is of interest or something that makes the image less successful. I’ll be interested in your opinions.

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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18 Responses to 03.18.2020 A bit of Nature’s Chaos 2

  1. Some intersting geometry going on here, Steve, which the b&w really brings to the fore.

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  2. The black and white makes for a good first impression, so much so that initially I didn’t even notice the offset of the trees’ reflections. It was your text that drew my attention to them. Without your explanation about the beaver dam, the offset reflections would be puzzling.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I really like this. I would title it “Broken Triangle.” It looks as though it’s been blown onto its side, with the ‘decoration’ that had been at its top now lying in the water. Knowing the pile of growth is a beaver dam isn’t important for any of the ways I first saw the image. A more tongue-in-cheek title could be “An End to Plein Air Painting.”

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  4. In most reflection images, the “flip-line” of the reflection is the shore line. In this image, you have no shore line, so the offset creates the demarcation where the “flip” of the images occurs. I think it actually helps the image…otherwise the large tree would appear to the mind at first glance to be one long tree with a bend in the middle. Your title, “A Bit of Nature’s Chaos 2” tells the viewer that he (she) should be prepared for something different. I like the image.

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  5. At first, I didn’t even notice the offset. I see this as a order in chaos. Most effective in black-and-white. Absolutely.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    It’s simple scenes like this that many of us might overlook. But you’ve created something very interesting and beautiful here. I love all the different lines. And I don’t think the offset created by the dam is a bad thing. If anything it adds a little extra interest, showing nature isn’t always “perfect,” and perhaps causing us to ask questions if we don’t already know the cause. Great eye, Steve.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I am getting better at seeing although sometimes push things a little too hard. It’s a fine line I guess between order and a mess. 🙂 The lines were the appeal to me as well as the reflection.


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    It has a bit of a funhouse-mirror effect, but still captures the eye.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    It doesn’t bother me, and reading about it was interesting. It’s certainly successful! 😉

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  9. cindy knoke says:

    Such beautifully orderly chaos!

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