Submerged Rocks, In Brice Creek, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Multi-Colored Rocks Smeared
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Rocks of many different colors lay under the water of Brice Creek. From brown, through gray, to green with tiny specks of blue and white.


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:32:15 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4272
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Sunlight Augmented Ripples
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Sunlight reflecting off the top of the water added a brighter layer to the display of ripples. It also caused highlights and shadows to appear under the water.


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:32:21 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4273
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Placid Water Fools The Eye
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Placid water fools the eye into not-seeing the water layer over the rocks, but there was just enough distortion to make the mind believe.


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:59:40 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4302
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Active Water Is Impressionistic
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If water were an artist, the rapidly moving and more rippled water could mark its impressionistic period. The rocks become suggestions of rocks, no longer actual rocks.


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:59:53 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4304
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Relative Motion Due To Water
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The water, here, is passing over the rocks from left to right. The effect is to cause the rocks below the surface to appear as if they are moving rapidly from right to left.


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:07:00 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4312
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Small Rocks Settled Around Boulders
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The tendency for small rocks to settle around the base of larger boulders, causes the smaller rocks to take on recognizable shapes. Here, the rocks resemble a galloping giraffe, or a scorpion attacking a duck. What shapes to you see?


Submerged Rocks In Brice Creek   •  Umpqua National Forest external link   •  Cottage Grove Ranger District external link   •  Brice Creek Trail external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:24 Wednesday 26 August 2015)   •  (Date Published: Friday 11 September 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_4320
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