Day 232...Energy a Force of Destruction and Creation

by Russell Smith August. 20, 2017 845 views
Energy of Destruction and Creation

Energy of Destruction and Creation

While at Hitchcock Woods I came to a dry river bed. The sign when turning towards the riverbed says " Beware Quicksand When it Rains" . Well it has not rained hard in a few days so I decided to have a look see and discover something new. The river bottom is sugar sand . As I walked I started looking at the erosion of the banks . The deeper furrows that the rushing water cut on its path to its destination. Trees piled up like Lincoln Logs around 1 bend. As I decided it was time to sit down and I checked the log I was going to perch upon for any hidden snakes . I noticed how the shade felt lovely in the almost 100F heat. I saw evidence of energy all around me. I decided to limit myself to 1 lens today. I choose a 75-300mm . Great idea I though to myself choose a long lens on a day a wide angle lens would be perfect. Next thought is how to simplify the tangled mess of trees and logs.
As I wondered around looking for a composition I was happy with I found this stump resting in its new temporary home. Hmmm Lets play with this for a moment and see.
Well I am sure as I walked around looking at this stump and muttered to myself that if there was anyone watching they might have thought I was having a heat stroke. I decided to get lower and use the bank of the stream behind the log as my subject. This just screamed energy to me. The force it took to move this stump to its current home. The sun providing energy for the moss . To me it was quite symbolic of energy and even potential energy . The post processing on this image I am only 50% happy with. I can see where I want the image to be. I also am having a mental block on how to get it to where I want . This will be something I lay to bed for a week or so then I will come back and post process again when I have "fresh eyes" . Although I can almost promise it will be a mental rubics cube for me. I will twist it turn it in my mind but that will keep my mind active too. I feel like I am almost a rambling id10-t form right now so with that I do thank you for spending a few moments with me on my journey.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

I like the way you've described the process that took this image to us.

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you .

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