Still Learning To See

Blue sky, water, wind and an hour with my camera


Millstone Trails in Graniteville, Vermont, is a remarkable group of old granite quarries—from swimming pool size to a lake that is hundreds of feet deep—and literal mountains of “grout” (small to huge blocks of unusable granite) and acres of beautiful mixed hardwoods with fascinating long views of Central Vermont. Many of the quarries are filled with water, including Little John quarry which is also subject to amazing wind patterns.

The hour I spent there this week photographing water reflection patterns took my breath away. Because the camera stops a dynamic scene, I am never certain how the photos will come out but in this case I was pretty sure many would end up as amazing abstracts. Was I right?


Add in reflections of clouds, branches, foliage and I had to be very careful to not just fall in the water dizzy with pleasure.





I hope you enjoy these as much as I am. More tomorrow!

This entry was published on September 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm. It’s filed under Abstract, John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Patterns, Reflections, Vermont, Water, and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Blue sky, water, wind and an hour with my camera

  1. Dale Dailey on said:

    John, beautiful photos. They inspire me to get down closer to the water in our pond.

  2. Narcissus was mesmerized with the reflection in the water, but was it his?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: