Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photo Hunt #175: Ripples

The guidelines for this week's photo hunt theme, ripples, suggest attempting to avoid water, sand, and flags. However, the first thing that came to mind was this picture taken in January. The water in our backyard pond was low. The pump would run until the float in the filter box dropped enough to shut it off. Then a little water would flow into the box, raising the float, and turning on the pump. This cycle went on for some undetermined amount of time. The temperature was low enough that a thin layer of ice formed on the surface of the pond. The intermittent action of the pump resulted in the rippling pattern you see in the picture, as the water flowed toward the filter box, which was just below the image.




7 comments:

Bim said...

A beautiful and very interesting photo!

jdeq said...

No fudging there - those are ripples!

Have a great weekend!

MyMaracas said...

Frozen ripples! What a great catch. Love it.

#167 Dad said...

I always enjoy your photos. Looks like your following is exploding...

healingmagichands said...

That was totally cool! (in more ways than one. . .)

Thanks for sharing your ice ripples. It isn't all that often you catch frozen ripples. I have some that are frozen in stone.

http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/photohunter-ripples/

David C. said...

Thanks to all for the comments.

167 Dad,
Again I resort to quoting Groucho. In response to your comment, "Looks like your following is exploding," I say, "I'm always that way after I eat radishes."

Rambling Woods said...

You have a pond? I don't think I knew that. Are there fish in it? You know I have that new found interest in fish...Michelle

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