Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, November 2, 2015

Meandering Creek

Cedar Creek meandering back toward its natural path just after the grist mill.  The water is surprisingly lazy-looking at this point.  The white path is a little deceptive; it's not white water, but actually is caused by some sort of foam that develops in the chute.  I was wondering why the foam would be there at all.  The mill is in a very rural location, and I can't imagine much upstream that would cause any sort of soapy foam.  Maybe it forms naturally, but I had always assumed it was soapy pollution.  Anyway, the white foam took a path, which I decided to highlight with the long exposure. 

3 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It can be caused by decaying organic matter in the stream, so at this time of year it may well be rotting leaves causing it. Presumably the grist mill is water-powered in which case the action of the waterwheel could be aerating the water and adding to the foam. Or it may be chemicals dumped in the water. It's a pretty effect whatever.

TexWisGirl said...

makes a pretty scene.

Gin G said...

I think your water shots are always so spectacular. You have a knack for capturing the movement.