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As with ferns, so with rocks

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Austin doesn’t offer rock formations anywhere near as grand as the ones I recently saw along the Atlantic coast in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, on a smaller scale, some structures here are worth looking at.

From the same stretch along Capital of Texas Highway that provided the fern pictures in the previous post, you’re now looking at the cliff’s patterns and textures as I photographed them on June 24th.

I took almost all my pictures in a vertical orientation to align with the downward dripping and flowing of water as it seeped out of the rocks.

I figure the forms in the last two portraits might lead us to form, on the model of the portraitist whose models’ forms are said to be Rubenesque, the adjective seepesque.

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

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August 19, 2018 at 6:38 PM

I’m a sap for a seep

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In American English a seep is a place where underground water oozes to the surface, as opposed to a spring, where water flows out of the ground more quickly. Near the Sierra Nevada entrance to Great Hills Park are two seeps that might better be considered a single seep because they’re so close together on opposite sides of a trail. On March 18th I continued my present penchant for abstract pattern pictures by portraying picturesque portions of both parts. Here are a few samples.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 3, 2016 at 5:13 AM

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