Here’s another example of why repeated visits offer new opportunities. I’ve been to the Amethyst Brook Waterfall many times and have posted a few images from there. A couple have included swirls but this was the first with a double. It was a challenge getting something appealing at the right exposure and I tried many. This seemed to have the best structure. The others had a globby feel to the foam and bubbles that I didn’t care for but of course that is a taste thing. The other problem was composition. Balancing the swirls while eliminating as much of the solid white foam on the left as possible meant trying several different perspectives. This seemed the better.
I am certainly glad I wasn’t shooting film as the number of experimental shots would have wasted quite a bit.
At some point you have to decide that you got it or you didn’t and try something else.
Most likely that’s a glacial erratic. There is evidence of a rock structure nearby but it’s an awfully large rock to have been placed there. A couple guys and a lever might have but the slope would likely have caused it to roll into the brook. My theory anyway.
If you’d like to see another unusual swirl click this.