05.14.2020 Beauty in the Chaos

This is not the neatest of cascade compositions.  But there are a couple of elements that attracted me as I headed home back on April 25th from the new spot on Dean Brook. The sun was hitting the water at that time so I returned yesterday morning for this and another yet to be processed.

Of course the domed rock first grabbed my attention but I also like the upper root-dam with the water cascading both over and under as well as the two pieces of branch reaching out from the flow. The water enveloping the root above looks wrapped around it. I considered removing the trapped leaves in front of the rock which the closer piece of branch is holding in place but decided to leave as found. Probably will never hang on anyone’s wall, mine included, but I enjoy looking at the scene.


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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15 Responses to 05.14.2020 Beauty in the Chaos

  1. I do like the photo for the reasons you point out. For me, what makes the photo work, is the counterpoint between the dome rock – which has a fascinating shape of its own – and the flower water coming down over the root to the left.

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  2. The dome on the foreground drew my eyes right away. I don’t recall ever seeing a waterfall picture with a rock like that.

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    • That attracted me from a distance and I liked it better from close. I found one similar years ago but apparently never posted it here. It reminded me of the statuette in the first Indiana Jones movie.


  3. This one seems to have Extra “depth”! A lot going on and gives you a lot to take in! Very nice!!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The texture and clarity of the water in front of the rock is nice; it contrasts very well with the rest of the flow.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    The round, weathered rock makes a nice central focus. Makes you wonder how long that one has tumbled over the milennia.

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  6. A painting. As seen.
    Well seen.

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  7. krikitarts says:

    I like it that you decided not to remove the trapped leaves. They add a very interesting extra bit of texture. And what a beautiful dome!

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    • Thanks, Gary. I am glad that I didn’t also because who knows what small creatures might have sought harbor in those leaves. A lot of insect larva start in water and rely on things to keep them from flowing away. There’s a lot of small stuff happening that we aren’t aware of.

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