Still Learning To See

A ripple worth looking at



GovGal-13No matter the season I spend a fair bit of time on streams with my camera. I look for the texture of the water, especially the ripples, and then move to a point where what is being reflected works for the image, in this case an overcast sky. Sometimes I’m also lucky enough to have a bright red leaf submerged at just the right spot. What I see at times like this stops me in my tracks and leaves me not quite the same in a very good way.

This photograph, which will also be in the show at The Governor’s Gallery, was made at one of my favorite little streams, literally a few feet from a busy state highway, in Middlesex, VT on a fine Fall day. The leaf was from a nearby Red Maple.

(Be safe today, Independence Day in the United States, and enjoy being with friends and family wherever you are. I’ve always felt our freedom depends so much more on peace—rooted in our relationships with each other—rather than fighting another war to defend that freedom. I hope you can enjoy the peace of being with a fellow human being today.)


This entry was published on July 4, 2014 at 11:38 am. It’s filed under Abstract, Fall colors, John Snell, Patterns, Photograph, Reflections, Vermont, Water and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “A ripple worth looking at

  1. Dona Dugay on said:

    Thoughts of Peace that I Treasure..
    Psalm 37: 10,11 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
    Pr 2:21 For only the upright will reside in the earth, And the blameless will remain in it.
    Mt 5:5 “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.

    Keep the Faith.. Thanks for your lovely work and thoughts John.

  2. Deborah Leu on said:

    Beautiful image, John. Wonderful thought for the holiday, too. How strange is the phrase, “fight for peace.” Hope you and Liz have a Grand 4th.

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