AbstractWaters_4840, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

This is one of those abstract shots I love to take. This particular shot was taken in Iceland, but it could have been taken just about anywhere. Heck, I think even the bathtub could get me results that look a little something like this, don’t you think? (Glub, glub, glub.)

A funny thing about ripple shots like this too is that I think a lot of people have them and, on some level anyway, they can be viewed as being quite “boring.” I mean, there’s really nothing to see here but a bunch of lines, right? How dull is that? Doesn’t make for an interesting photo (or does it?)

Ah, but there’s something about a quiet ripple. I like to call shots like these a “spa day for my eyes.” There’s something quiet and soothing and gentle about it all. It’s minimal. It’s quiet. It shouts in loud whispers and screams in silence. You get the point. It’s subtle. Sometimes subtle is good, no? We can’t all be in-your-face loud all the time, right?

I like to think that there are times in life when we can all speak softly and make our way through a dense forest. As we walk through the woods, our boots quietly cracking the pine needles beneath our feet, we get to enjoy the subtle, quiet sounds of nature. A quiet forest, a tall overhead canopy of trees, thick grass, maybe a small pond or two. This is the kind of place where we can skip stones, where we can take our shoes off, sit down, and enjoy an apple. Couldn’t you just so *be there* right about now?

Of course, we all relish a quiet walk in the woods, enjoy the pond, and the apple right up until the giant bear comes along and eats us all.

Hey! I’m an optimist. Get your big bad bear out of my fantasy Friday!

Until next time…


  1. Great Grandma Lin
    April 6, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    perfect peace then there are the robot words to stumble through Gearte urairm…too bad you can't get rid of them too…

  2. Peruby
    April 7, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    How the hell big IS your bathtub?

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