04.22.2020 Word Wednesday-Smooth

The first of a few from yesterday’s shoot at Hop Brook in Holland Glen along the New England Trail in Belchertown, MA. Hop Brook is a fairly common name in New England.

1/5 sec, f/8 @ISO400, 70-200+CP


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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24 Responses to 04.22.2020 Word Wednesday-Smooth

  1. This one has a horizontally pinched-in look, in large part because of that “nose” at the center.

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  2. tomwhelan says:

    The flow has an hourglass shape, and the water flows in different directions – a dynamic image.

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  3. Nice Steve! You anc see the movement and “energy” in your image.

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  4. Wow. You just keep on doing it. You’re going to have to get some awfully big walls.

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  5. One of your absolute finest, Steve. Masterly! Absolutely masterly!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Great shot, Steve. I see a deer head! 🙂

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  7. The shape is extraordinary, Steve. Lovely job.

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  8. Wow. Just had an opportunity to get a closer look at this one. Based on the comments, all seeing something different, I’d say you scored big with this image. Sort of a wet “Rorschach inkblot test.” Are the burnt umber colors behind the water from leaves or rocks? Fascinating water patterns!

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    • Thanks, Bob. That happens with many of these flow abstracts. Usually they are not things that I see having a slow imagination but once someone points it out I then cannot unsee it. The brown tones are both rock and leaves. I cleared a few twigs and branches, one a very large branch, and was very careful not to dislodge all the leaves.


  9. krikitarts says:

    Something occurred to me immediately with my first look, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, so I read all the comments so far, to see if anyone else had “seen” what I did. No one had. So I had a closer look—and the whole structure is a wonderful, whimsical face! The slanted rock at mid-right is the nose and the white cascade water a marvelous mustache—and it’s giving us a big wink!

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    • That’s funny. I hadn’t seen a face but when you mentioned it all of sudden one showed up but slightly different than your vision. The main part of the composition, front and center, looks like a nose and the oval dark spot on the left of that, an eye, and then the mustache. WInk, wink, nod, nod.

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  10. I see a dog with the right eye closed, a long nose and with very gorgeous dark and white hair with orange highlights. Amazing. 🙂

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