04.14.2022 Dean Brook Intimate

Although the cascading water is usually my primary subject I found these broken branches or stumps interesting, especially with the dangling icicles.



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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28 Responses to 04.14.2022 Dean Brook Intimate

  1. Yes, that is a shift of focus away from flowing water. The barkless part of the closest stump, being lighter, does draw the viewer’s eye. Regarding the cute little “comb” of icicles, did you also do any abstract closeups of it in its own right, if that was even possible?

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    • I adjusted that bright part of the stump in LR and burned it some in PS as well but anything more would have been very obvious. No, getting any closer to those icicles would have been risky and this brook almost claimed me once. I only had the 70-200 for reach plus was at a small distance and elevated.. But I’ve photographed similar icicles in the past so didn’t feel compelled in this case not that it isn’t worth acquiring more images even if similar..


  2. Gallivanta says:

    A very dramatic image.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I found the way the S-shaped curve of the falling water is replicated by the ‘curve’ of the fallen branches the most pleasing aspect of the photo. That pairing is so strong I might not have noticed the icicles if you hadn’t mentioned them.

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  4. It is an interesting composition and one that you can truly call yours.

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    • I appreciate the “call yours” comment as that is something I try for when shooting a landscape and a reason why I chose my locations rather than go to the popular spots. Thanks, Alessandra.


  5. Very nice Steve! Love the detail & the “rushing” water detail!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    The upper stump mimics the flow of water nicely. Nice!

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  7. This is a very “moody” photo–in the best of the ways.

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  8. Dave Ply says:

    Great textures!

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  9. krikitarts says:

    I can clearly see the head of a fox-like dragon, with icy teeth, in the upper-right third. I’m surprised that I’m the first to comment on it. What a wonderful find.

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  10. Wally Jones says:

    This is a really satisfying, dramatic photograph, Steve.

    I view this, technically, as a “reverse leading line” composition. The cascading water flowing from the upper left draws our eyes to the central subject.

    Disclosure: I are not a expert. Just know what I like.

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    And when processed in black & white it takes on a more abstract feel. I like it. The highlights are nicely balanced in the composition.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    Very interesting! I agree with Todd about B&W emphasizing the abstract feeling.

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