Flowing Water

Posted on 21 Jan ’12 by Earl

Earl Moore Photography
Water on Granite - Winter Morning


Over the ages water has worn these slight channels into this solid granite river bottom shelf. On a cold morning with the light just right the water looks almost inky blue-black against the rusty rock. A few mud film provides a lighter yellowish color along the channels.



What Others Are Saying

  1. Colin Griffiths 21 Jan ’12 at 5:03 pm

    Yet another meandering passage and it’s a very striking one. I’m curious: is that a rocky landscape? Is it winter vegetation? Did you make the image from the air? Pray tell!

    • Earl 21 Jan ’12 at 5:40 pm

      Colin, the scale is a bit of an illusion here. The widest part of the blue water at bottom left of the frame is less then 1 meter wide. This is solid granite rock…no vegetation whatsoever with small streams of water flowing down worn paths. I was standing upon the granite slab for this photo.

  2. Markus 21 Jan ’12 at 5:29 pm

    Meandering … Colin took the words right out of my mouth! A fine image this is, soothing, calming down. Works very well for me.

    • Earl 21 Jan ’12 at 5:41 pm

      Markus, thanks. I thought of “meandering” as well while making this photo.

  3. Derrick Birdsall 21 Jan ’12 at 8:11 pm

    Nicely done!

    • Earl 21 Jan ’12 at 10:23 pm

      Darrick, thanks. I appreciate the visit and comment. I look forward to spending some time at your site.

  4. Don 22 Jan ’12 at 8:35 am

    A fine shot with excellent composition. I like it’s dual role of a landscape and abstract – all at the same time. Very well done.

    • Earl 23 Jan ’12 at 10:52 am

      Don, thanks. I guess it could be either…hadn’t really thought about it.

  5. Ken Bello 22 Jan ’12 at 6:02 pm

    Illusion or not, this is an outstanding image, Earl. I love the colors but the composition is just beautiful.

    • Earl 23 Jan ’12 at 10:53 am

      Ken, the colors were a big pull for me too. Thanks!

  6. Steve Skinner 22 Jan ’12 at 9:38 pm

    Outstanding composition; nicely seen!

    • Earl 23 Jan ’12 at 10:53 am

      Steve, thanks!

  7. Monte Stevens 23 Jan ’12 at 10:13 am

    I agree, the curving lines do offer a soothing feel. But, the contrast of the blue and rust color are what tug at me. Got my vote on this one, Earl!

    • Earl 23 Jan ’12 at 10:54 am

      Monte, I didn’t realize until later that the scale of the objects would be hard to discern…it was the colors that first attracted me as well. Thanks!

  8. John - Visual Notebook 23 Jan ’12 at 11:04 am

    Very nice image! I love simple compositions as opposed to the complex, chaotic types.

    • Earl 24 Jan ’12 at 2:40 pm

      Hi John, thanks! It depends upon the subject matter…sometimes complex can be a good effect in itself.

  9. Martina Egli 23 Jan ’12 at 12:51 pm

    Wow – what a striking image, Earl. The dark blue colour of the water complements the warm surroundings very well.
    It really looks like a vast landscape and I thought you had taken that photograph while looking out of a plane. What a wonderful illusion.

    • Earl 24 Jan ’12 at 2:41 pm

      Martina, thanks! I didn’t realize it could be viewed as it taken from a height until getting that reaction here in the comments. I guess because I knew what it was the illusion did play for me.

  10. Paul 23 Jan ’12 at 12:53 pm

    Beautifully done, Earl. I hardly recognize the place! Speaking of which, we need to do one of our Saturday morning get-togethers!

    • Earl 24 Jan ’12 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Paul,
      Thanks…I knew you’d know where and what it was! :-) A Saturday morning would be nice.

  11. Mark 26 Jan ’12 at 8:35 pm

    Earl, I would label this “Oil Spill” if it didn’t have such negative associations. :-) I think it is a gorgeous shot. It demonstrates the power of light to completely transform a scene.

    • Earl 27 Jan ’12 at 11:24 am

      LOL…visually your suggested title certainly could fit, Mark…but I think I’ll pass. :-)
      Thanks I appreciate it — light rules!

  12. pj 27 Jan ’12 at 10:18 am

    I’m a little late getting around to this, but I’m finally getting sort of caught up on making my rounds.

    This is superb Earl. Ranks right up there as one of your very best. The color… the movement… the simplicity — beautiful and perfect.

    • Earl 27 Jan ’12 at 11:27 am

      Hi pj, I’ve been a bit remiss in making the rounds myself. Life seems to have a habit of getting in the way doesn’t it!

      Thank’s I appreciate it. This was one of those which became more then I was expecting when I make the photo. Sometimes we only see a piece of the puzzle to later have the whole picture reveals itself.

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