A study of fluid motion on the Black River, Pattison State Park, Wisconsin.
Sometimes nature does the art and we just have to be there to document the creation.
One of my favorite winter subjects is patterns in the ice. As water freezes, it doesn’t always do it at once, it sometimes does it in layers. I will spend a entire day scouring the ledge rock along the Lake Superior shoreline seeking the small crevices and pools that harbor these patterns. On this day, I only found two, but I’ll be back out soon looking for more of these frozen artworks.
When I passed this location, I stopped, moved back and forth knowing there was a composition to be captured. I finally opted for a viewpoint that showed a jumble of lines and shapes. Also, I think the two posts in front create a bit of tension but, they do then lead the eye into the image to discover the other shapes.
Playing with arrangements and allowing the waves to wash over and add shine.