Still Learning To See

Water magic on the river

Spring arrived in Central Vermont on Monday and it appears she will stick around and not jump right into summer as happens some years. Looking at the mountains I can see an early, subtle haze of color and almost hear the buds breaking.


NB-9528I spent most of yesterday on the North Branch with good friends. The sounds of the water’s cascading and the delight of it being not-cold certainly added to the magic of the day.

NB-9493 I’m already looking forward to going back to this stretch of water on days when the light is less harsh—soon softly filtered by green leaves—and the water warm enough to walk in.



This entry was published on April 15, 2016 at 7:31 am. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Reflections, Spring, Vermont, Water and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Water magic on the river

  1. Wonderful seeing with you today… thank you for sharing!

  2. Karen Dailey on said:

    John: Can you tell us more about what we are seeing in the last picture with its white oddities? When on site, what did you make of it? I seem unable to see it for what it is…

    • Yes! It was the reflection of a White Birch tree across the stream and the way the water eddied it formed these small circles. The exposure was 1/25th of a second so the circles ended up being distorted. The blue spots of sky really blew my mind!

  3. These shots are simply stunning, John. Wow.

  4. Deborah Leu on said:

    Beautiful scenes and shots, John!

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