Friday, October 21, 2005


Water, rock, leaf, & light

Water, rock, leaf, & light 3, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

In thinking about texture, we can't confine ourselves just to landforms: for instance, take water. Or clouds. Or rays of sun. Though these don't have that nubbly or velvety texture that you can feel with your fingertips, their patterns provide a different sort of visual texture that is magical. There's something about those smooth rocks gleaming at the bottom of a swift stream...the combination of sunlight and water is a continuous source of reflection and delight to me. Here are some late-afternoon sunbeams dancing in Rattlesnake Creek just outside of Missoula, Montana.

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