Last week's post explained our treck to see waterfall #1, the one frozen from its top ledge to the bottom pool. I'm starting with some photos that Debbie Abell took then, since she "saw" things in a different way than I did. This fascinates me. Given half a chance, we each have a personal vision of what is around us. Art gives us a way to share those unique points of view.
First, a photo of Debbie at work:
|frozen bubbles, by Debbie Abell|
|frozen bubbles 2, by Debbie Abell|
|This is very similar to one I posted last week, except the water behind is more visible, and, to me, the whole thing looks more fluid and flowing.|
|frozen reflection, by Debbie Abell|
|frozen bubbles, by Debbie Abell (I think these were in the creek, but I am not sure.)|
Here is the photo I lost and have now found. I love this detail. Debbie calls it "frozen globules."
The second section of today's post has a few images from that same area but a week later. It says something about the importance -- when working outside -- not to assume that your "subject" will ever look the same tomorrow or next week. Stuff melts! Or it dries up! A tree falls over! Fire! New buds, blossoms and bugs! Clouds change the light! Whatever!
Get out there NOW. Go vision yourself.
|perhaps unrecognizable -- the creek and waterfall #1 after a week's meltdown...|
|a shell of its former frozen self|
|checking for ice at waterfall #3, the "big waterfall"|
My last section today is a link to some recent photos by John Flavell, who yesterday won First Place in the General News Photo Story/Essay catagory at the Kentucky News Photographers Association convention. Click on "SLIDE SHOW" for captions, and admire both the photos and the hard work of getting the photos over a period of time. (One of the images is in my home county! I could have been there that day but didn't make it.) Way to go, John! Congratulations!