“Algae Art” – Secord Pond, Uxbridge
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Art is everywhere. Sometimes, in the most surprising places, and with unexpected elements. Case in point, this algal bloom on a local pond. It looks a bit like a satellite image of some tropical forest and smells just like a horse stable. In fact, I was wondering if the local trail riding association was having a meeting close by.
In any case, these wonderful layered patterns in various shades of glowing greens and dull brown were a sight to see and it would have been interesting to watch them form.The bloom was likely caused by the sudden heat up we had this past weekend and the waves and layers caused by winds blowing from the east and forcing the progressive layers of the bloom into one end of the pond. It’s also quite thick but I had no desire to touch it to check consistency.
And that, is why I enjoy nature so much; there is always something new to see and discover that is beyond the imagination.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm
1/80 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200