DePuy Spring Creek Fishing Hole

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 25 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is the breezy...(ok, really windy) scene beyond the hammock. Funny, when I was there I saw it all at once all around me, more or less, one hand keeping my flop hat on and out of my eyes. Then I started to zero in on things. All of you, my Am3 friends, know this magic well. Look at the emerald green in the water. It is from an undergound spring.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Water from an underground spring ! It's very nice !

25 Sep 2011 8:20am

@Hiro: There are 2 of these that I have visited. A different feel -- not like rivers. Very pristine and cold. The fish are fat and happy.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A pretty landscape with these tones

25 Sep 2011 9:30am

@Calusarus: Thanks for the visit.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Yes, to be surrounded with such breathtaking beauty and then trying to capture at least some of it through our lens ... what a dilemma! You've done it twice now ... and beautifully!

25 Sep 2011 1:06pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks for your insight. Isn't it sometimes a shock what the camera finds? I admit I have a little to do with it, but there is a third element maybe, a connection. Where does the hunch come from? Fun thoughts.

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a wonderful view and location! your framing works here in a perfect way and the light is perfect too! it is really like to sit here!

25 Sep 2011 3:38pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The peace and space of this setting is quite viscerally appealing. I am needing some of that brown grass beneath me, with nothing but a wide open afternoon and my senses.

25 Sep 2011 3:43pm

@Rick: I really love this tall golden, waving dry grass this time of year. Like to capture it in some part of images. The sound of the wind in it is...you can imagine. Seize the day. Remember that? Good one to tatoo on my shutter finger. :-)

Monik from PARIS, France

J'aime beaucoup le cadrage, la composition et la lumière qui entoure ce paysage. Bravo!

25 Sep 2011 7:56pm

@Monik: Thanks Monik. It was all moving in the wind. I think my lucky shot captured that.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

ahhh, magical place, indeed :)

25 Sep 2011 8:17pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a wonderful scene - the grass in the foreground is a real eyecatching element of the composition. Beautiful shot Joyce!

25 Sep 2011 10:10pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks. I love that tall wavy grass all over the place right now. Softens things I guess.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love that water color. It says "cold and clean" to me.

25 Sep 2011 11:00pm

@B. Thomas: Yes. Right. Different from practical hard flowing river full of people and silt and stuff and charging north like rush hour traffic. :-)

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I'm not sure I can take much more of this purity..like fresh air.

26 Sep 2011 12:28am

@Susan: Aww.....surrre N' ye jess can goo to thee beach? (The opposite and awesome equal to these mountains.) I'm so delighted that the purity comes through in some of my piks. Thanks Susan.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Lovely composition. The crispness of the image and the colors are fabulous.

26 Sep 2011 9:24pm

@Francisco Romero: Thanks, it was a wonderful lucky catch.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I love that open space and the feeling of having the place to your self!

27 Sep 2011 1:48am

@Julie L. Brown: And I did have it to myself. The surrounds were just more of the same. Only the fishing hat of a guy was visible for a moment and even he moved out of the frame, as though wanting the place to himself. :-D

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Beautiful! Love the different textures of grass.

27 Sep 2011 3:58pm

@Andrea: It personifies the scene to me. The different grasses waving in the wind.

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is beautiful! A place I would love to visit.

28 Sep 2011 6:04am

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