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Pictures for Pam, Day 73: Stream Abstract

Pictures for Pam, Day 73: Stream Abstract
(+4 insets!) (please view large!) :)

I awoke this morning to the sound of...silence outside! The rain has finally stopped! Not that I mind the rain, but too much all at once isn't a good thing and we've certainly had enough!

Stepping outside for my walk, I was about halfway across our driveway when I stopped in my tracks. What was that sound? I looked towards the noise and it dawned on me—our largest seasonal stream had roared to life with the accumulated downpour over the past few days. I was surprised how loud it was, and that meant just one thing: mini waterfalls! Rapids! Bubbles! Churning water! Abstract watery goodness! AHHHHH!!!! I about-faced, scrambled back into the house for my camera and knee pads, and burst back out again, armed and ready for action!

Excited as a kid on the first day of summer vacation, I buzzed across our smaller meadow. Past our well, pump house and cistern, the noise of rushing water grew louder and louder. Finally I arrived at the clamorous stream and watched with big eyes as it boiled down the hill in a mad dash to our pond. It was really amazing to see!

I was soon clicking away and made my way slowly towards the pond. So many interesting pictures to take, what fun! I didn't have my tripod with me so unless I braced my camera against a tree, long exposure-milky-water pictures were out. No worries, I had plenty of cool pictures to take!

I ended up spending an hour along the stream and pond and managed an impressive 300 pictures for perusal when I returned to the house. I was also very pleased to see that all of the tractor work Steve had done to repair our drainage problem was 100% effective and we wouldn't be bothered by any issues for quite a while. YAY STEVE!

Looking through my images, I was delighted to discover lots and lots of neat photos to work on. I had to pick carefully because I couldn't process them all today!

My main image is an abstract and I just couldn't resist making it my picture of the day. There is a kind of ethereal quality to the water that I love. You can see the colors that give away a mottled russet oak leaf under the water on the left side, and on the right a droplet of water pouring off another leaf that is partially exposed. This kind of picture is something you can't really plan for, so discovering it was a real treat for me!

I am also including several more pictures as insets and I had some fun with filters on the bubble shots!

Pam, do you have any seasonal streams on your property? They are certainly a great source of fun for photography. We have two of them but they dry up as soon as the rain stops unless it's a heavy storm that lasts for a while. I think our larger stream, which I photographed, should be active for a little while though, the hill is swollen with water! I'm thinking about you and hope that all is as well as can be for you my dear. Stay warm and dry!

Cheryl Beal, Marco Zerbini, tiabunna, Marco F. Delminho and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo


35 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Splendid series!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
21 months ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Perfectly captured, composed and framed, Janet.
Amazing work.
21 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
YAYYYYYYY STEVE !

NO WE DONT. WE ARE ON SANDSTONE.. NO STREAMS.. RARE TO HAVE WATER IN THE POND ....

LOVE THEPHOTO
21 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Beautifully murky series! =)
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
COOL shot(s) Janet.
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Magnificient series, Janet ! Happy week !!!!!!!!!!!
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
21 months ago.
 FarbFormFreude
FarbFormFreude club
hmmm, a very nice combination of ice and flow, of Stones and water
21 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
wonderful
21 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Excellent shot Janet, the textures are lovely.
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Excellent natural abstract ! A great composition, Janet !
21 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Nature offers small shows that make great and beautiful pictures!**********************
21 months ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Der Winter hinterläßt seine Spuren, Janet.
Sehr passende Bilder.
Danke sehr für Deinen Besuch und Kommentar.
Freundliche Grüße und eine angenehme Woche
Erich
21 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photos nature. Nicole.
21 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A interesting abstract image Janet................beautifully taken as always, but me me it's the bubble images in the PiPs that have my attention today, especially PiP No 3 with the bubbles and froth on the dark background - it's absolutely stunning.

A lovely little series overall...............and an wonderful narrative which is a joy to read! It's not only your streams that are full to overflowing, it's your enthusiasm for life..!!
21 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Panta rei..........
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Oooh that's very different Janet! It took me a while to make out the main shot, but I really like it. Great PiP's as always and I love the second one from the left! The colours and composition are beautiful! Have a great new week....Rosa.
21 months ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
Wow, ich bleibe bei dem 3. und 4. PIP hängen.
Das wären definitiv meine Hauptbilder geworden. Die Luftblasen sind ein Hingucker!
Lieben Gruß, Uwe
21 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Excellent work Janet, a great set of close-up captures!
21 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
The view into the micro world opens a new world! Good work!
21 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent shot Janet.
21 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful pictures - and the main image deserves to be seen full screen!
21 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
joli avec cs notes !!
21 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très beau cliché !
21 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
very tastfull pips
21 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I'm so pleased that Steve's hard work has paid off. It sounds a very lucky moment for you to get the bubbling stream and waterfall before they switched off and dried up. Great photos.
21 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Such a lovely shot and I enjoyed all of them, but especially the bubbles. Those two shots are exquisite, but it's hard to pick a favorite. I like the depth of field in the two other shots as well. Superb camera work and a well-chosen set of photos.

Thanks for the information on the vacuum sealing machine and bags. I think we're going to get the set-up and try it. Sounds wonderful and isn't overly expensive, especially compared to more elaborate setups. Will keep you informed.

As to the eclipse, it started to clear just after the eclipse started and we were able to watch it and to get some photos, so now I am embarrassed that we saw it and you guys didn't. It was, though, nothing short of spectacular.

Frosty morning here and we went for a walk and took a lot of photos of the frost - I came back with nearly 500! Perhaps the most spectacular was frost on some frozen water drops. Everything was covered with frost and the light was good, too.

In fact, as I look out of the window, things are still covered with frost, so it hasn't warmed up much. Would go for another walk but we have to go to a birthday party this evening (granddaughter), so perhaps tomorrow morning instead.
21 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
There hasn't been a lot of snow here except on Mount Spokane, but we found out last year that in addition to buying a yearly state parks pass, we have to buy a snow park pass as well, $35 for the state parks pass and another $80 for the winter, which I refuse to do. Won't submit to such robbery especially as we don't go there to ski, though skiers have to pay for a lift pass in addition to that. But . . . next Monday we'll be on the other side of the mountains and hope to go up to Mount Baker snowshoeing. Haven't been out on them yet this year.
21 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
The bubble shots are especially good.
21 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Cette richesse qui n'a pas de prix : l'eau et quelquefois peut-être aussi dramatique !
Excellent travail sur ce sujet d'actualité Janet, bonne journée.
21 months ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
Did you see that there is in your picture the little mask of the water goddess? (note)
My group www.ipernity.com/group/blue.planet , for the preservation of water and its equitable sharing, will be perfect to welcome this murmur of a stream.. ***hugggs**
21 months ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Betty【ツ】 club
Isn't that just lovely! Thank you for adding your note! :)
21 months ago.
Pierre Florisoone has replied to Janet Brien club
Félicitation pour ce beau texte agréable à lire
il parle comme l'eau qui coule dans la rivière ***** !!
21 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely watery abstract series, Janet. The PiPs with the bubbles also were my favourites. I was very pleased to read that Steve's tractor work was successful.
21 months ago.
 Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal club
Oh yes!!!!!!
10 months ago.

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