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The Lower Falls

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Algae in Lower Falls of McKinney Falls 0406

On March 1st at McKinney Falls State Park I photographed, among other things, the falls, specifically what are called the Lower Falls. In this closeup, the green algae whose destiny is to be swept into long strands by flowing water strike me as chlorophyll stalactites, though no such thing exists. Even at as fast a shutter speed as 1/800 sec. my camera slowed down but didn’t stop the falling of the water in Onion Creek as it went over the falls.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 15, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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  1. Yesterday, this would have been only a photo. Today, it’s a reminder of just how hard it can be for someone (a quite surprised someone, at that) to get back up on a dock when every available footing is covered with the stuff. No damage done, but I can’t resist the temptation to say you’ve given us a really slick photo. 😉


    March 15, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    • What can you expect from someone who was once a city slicker? (Austin doesn’t count: I’m thinking of New York.)

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 15, 2013 at 7:37 AM

  2. Hey Steve, this is a very interesting study in color, shape movement and textures. I gazed at it for quite some time before reading the copy to find out what I was looking at. Well done!!!


    March 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    • Thanks, David. I’m keen on abstraction, as you can tell from some of the pictures I’ve posted here. Knowing what the picture shows, I could never see it as the pure abstraction you did. I’m pleased to hear you were intrigued trying to figure out what this is.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

  3. […] of the cactus to St. Patrick’s Day if you wish. Or you can go back and grab the green from the Lower Falls. There’s no extra charge for the repurposing of either […]

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