Archive for July 10th, 2009



Abstract in Marsh Foam

Abstract in Marsh Foam

Given the heavy and frequent (incessant) rains we have had this summer in Maine, it is not surprising that all the streams are running full and fast. They are also picking up a lot of sediment and organics along the way. This leads to some interesting foam where the water eddies, especially where the fresh water meets the salt and some interaction (possibly even of a chemical nature) takes place.

This was a huge patch of stream/sea foam along the shore where an unnamed tributary empties into the Mousam river, just yards from where the Mousam empties into the sea.

I was struck by the swirling patterns, and took several shots attempting to make something of them.

Sony DSC H50 at about 90mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/640 @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

In Lightroom, just added Vibrance, Clarity, and Landscape sharpen preset. I also increased the contrast to bring out the pattern more.

A second shot: which shows the variety of color and texture in the mass.

Marsh Foam Abstract 2

Marsh Foam Abstract 2

From Around Home, Kennebunk ME.