Summer reflections

I shot the green leaves of summer reflected in this small forest creek flowing through the mountains of western North Carolina. Because of the variations in the water’s flow, the colors in the small pool in the foreground are darker and more clearly reflected than the faster flowing water beyond. The mirrored realism of the still water, only moderately distorted by a light breeze, gives way to a more impressionist rendering as the water gains speed and the color turns a pure bright green, dabbed here and there with blue sky.