19 February 2010

Not going with the flow [rock in stream, Flounder Bay]

Hang on tight, little fella.

The mouth of the stream at Flounder Bay changes continuously. Sometimes it's too deep to cross comfortably; sometimes, as in this photo, you can cross in ankle deep but still swift water.That's a limpet clinging to the rock — an indication the sea's only a few metres away.

All content © 2010 Pete McGregor


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
It looks like a creature arriving from the sea to get a feed, or observe. I always enjoy the life you bring to water.

Patricia said...

You really convey the sense of movement and then the lovely limpet clinging to the rock is an elegant focal point. This is visual poetry!

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. There's something endlessly fascinating, almost hypnotic, about moving water. It captivates me.

Thanks Patricia :^) Glad I could share this with you.

leonie.wise said...

WOW. i love the long exposure on this one and that single limpet, clinging to the rock.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Leonie. Fortunately, the exposure wasn't TOO long — I'm not a fan of the completely-smoothed-out-water look. I like to see a bit of movement.