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I constantly marvel at the energy, the power of fast moving water. I have in my garden a small – very small – pond with a correspondingly small fountain. The fall of the cascade measures in inches – 18 inches at most – and yet the ferocity with which it churns up an otherwise still surface is amazing and creates its own sense of drama.
It is interesting to compare the black and white images below with the colour image, Pond Abstract, posted recently. All of the shots were taken within seconds of each other. It seems to me that the monochrome pictures convey a sense of energy and movement, which is the essence of these photos. The colour image, I find more static but with a strong ‘pattern’ interrelationship between shapes and colours.
My small garden pond – and it is very small – is a constant source of pleasure. The sound of running water, the changing patterns of bubbles, the flashes of gold from the fish, the leaves and flowers of the water lilies etc, all combine to soothe the frenzied brow and create a relaxing diversion from the busy world. High on this ‘purr list’ is the sight of water gushing joyfully from the fountain. In this photo I have attempted to capture an impression of the moment rather than a freeze-frame replica.