29 September 2010

Sidestream, Siberia valley


In January last year we walked part of the track along the Siberia Valley. This small stream crossing the track in the beech forest called out to be photographed, but it and the enormous number of similar scenes throughout the mountains of Aotearoa have been photographed so many times it's hard to know whether adding to the complement can reasonably be justified. Consequently, I played around with the photo to make it (very) slightly resemble an illustration rather than a straightforward photo; in doing so, I trust it'll encourage at least some of you to imagine what might have happened, or might happen, somewhere around that bend where the stream issues from the unseen.

[13 January 2010, Canon 20D, 10–22 mm f4 at 10 mm, ISO 400, 1/20 at f11]

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5 comments:

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
Always beautiful to gaze upon such a scene Pete, to remember, to dream. Even the same stream a few seconds later is never really the same.
Cheers,
Robb

Relatively Retiring said...

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest.........

Barbara said...

I like that 'an invitation' appears when I hover the cursor over the photo because, if I could, I'd be snuggled in quietly at the foot of one of those trees just listening ... The photo is stunning, especially that ribbon of pure white foam cascading through the center. Thanks.

Zhoen said...

Balm to my eyes, which seems sufficient reason to me.

pohanginapete said...

Robb — and I'd add, the stream a few metres further on is also never quite the same ... so let's see what's beyond the next bend, and the next...

RR — perfect! :^)

Barbara, thanks. I'd love to be doing that too — except it's raining again right now ;:)

Zhoen, the smell of places like this (particularly beech forest in summer) can be balm too, and I know of no adequate way of conveying that sense over the Internet. But I'm glad sight's enough :^)