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Through the Tarn.

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 3 January 2009 in Plant & Nature.

A view of the Tarn bottom, clear water , gentle ripples and light playng together nicely to create this abstract.

Canon EOS 400D 1/50 second F/5.6 ISO 200 46 mm

I do not always get to check my site every day , so i apologise for not commenting immediately,but i do generally check in 3-5 times a week so your comments are always viewed and appreciated. Thank you for checking out my photos, please give constructive criticism as i want to learn from you wonderful people.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful Maxine....very clever idea and it works really well! We must catch up soon!!!!

3 Jan 2009 6:01am

@Linerberry: Yes indeed, work has just flattened me lately- so darn heavy and chaotic.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The Tarn ? The Tarn is a river in France. Do you have a river with the same name in New Zealand ?

3 Jan 2009 11:45am

@Calusarus: A Tarn is a small clear natural pond that you find high up in the mountains.This one is up at the highest road point on the road across the Alps that divide the West and East Coast from each other in the South Island of NZ.

Charles from New York, United States

I love the effect of the water. Looks so clear!

3 Jan 2009 1:37pm

@Charles: It is rainwater that has filtered to the low depressions high up on a plateau. I love the gentle wind ripples in this shot.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

I like the colours in it

3 Jan 2009 5:58pm

@Dimitrios: I do too. the golds and browns are subtle and sumptious at the same time - if thats possible!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Where does the name 'Tarn' come from...? If that was in Scotland they would be making Whisky from the spring water ;) Nice shot Max.

3 Jan 2009 10:20pm

@Observing: I always thought it was Scottish in origin, and no doubt the water would make great Whiskey!

willow from Chelsea, United States

Very nice abstract. I love the play of the reflections and ripples with the stones. BTW, What is a tarn?

4 Jan 2009 12:24am

@willow: A tarn is a mountain pond, rainfed and filtered by the soils and plants surrounding them.Glad you like this Willow.

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Very nice effect. It almost looks like stained glass.

4 Jan 2009 4:45am

@Kenton: yes you are right! i like it too , glad you do!

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

great! i agree with your description - the elements work together wonderfully! i like the vertical presentation too!

5 Jan 2009 1:22am

Canon EOS 400D
1/50 second
ISO 200
46 mm