One by one the outdoor fountains are coming back to life. The splashing and gurgling give voice to the joy and abundance that surround us as spring continues to unfold.
Westminster is one of the beautiful old downtown churches. Seen in the slight ripple of a nearby reflecting pool, it has a nice impressionistic quality.
westminster church reflection
Movement, water, light and time can make for a powerful potion, turning a simple fountain into a tempestuous, swirling sea at the edge of the world.
Another day, another fountain…It took me a while to see the slight ripple effect. It took the camera to reveal the colorful mosaic below the surface.
The fountain inside IDS Center is a 105 foot free fall of water – like rain coming out of the ceiling. I love the visible “splat” of the drops as they flatten and bounce. Turns out, they may actually splash before they hit the surface…
This pool, at the base of a fountain, is in constant motion. But, frozen in the midst of its swirling, churning movement, the surface looks almost like bubble glass with shimmering bits of light caught in a sea of aquamarine.
bubble glass illusion
This fountain in TCF Tower appeared a bit neglected at first glance. A closer look revealed the mercurial shimmer of the water droplets dancing in the golden light.
I often think about the idea of “almost abstract” when I’m taking pictures. The subject matter is still identifiable, especially if you really look but the image is really about colors, textures, and patterns.
coins in a fountain