Sunday, October 10, 2010

solitude falls dam

Pics taken along the top of Lake Solitude dam in High Bridge NJ

gorgeous fall day: bright blue sky; intense sunshine;
green, yellow, and orange leaves reflected in the water.

The top of the dam was made of iron by the Taylor Forge Ironworks, which was the main industry in the area at the turn of the last century.

The iron had ridges on it, creating little channels for the water. Moving water, sunlight, reflected color, textured surface all conspired to produce these intense random patterns in the rippled surface of the water.

Unlike with some of my digital work, these images were treated with next to no post-camera editing.