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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 6 July 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual.

This pattern is at the bottom of a pool in Salt Creek. It seems to be some sort of algae.

Death Valley National Park
Part of The Great American West series.

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*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

strange shot... i like the details and color tone

6 Jul 2010 5:07am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Interesting to find that the alage form such nice pattern. :)

6 Jul 2010 5:34am

Marie LC from France

Beautiful and strange graphism !

6 Jul 2010 5:55am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely find!! great shot!:)

6 Jul 2010 5:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je n'arrive pas à voir ce que c'est ! Je te souhaite une bonne journée

6 Jul 2010 6:07am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Gosh! Fascinating one... Brocade; yes. Could also be a microscope slide, or even an aerial view over a mountain range. Works as a good maze too (I found the way to the centre by the way...).

6 Jul 2010 7:42am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Interesting.. I thought it was a microscopic shot of something.. nicely done.

6 Jul 2010 7:52am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A Google Earth map... ;-) Great abstract. I like the patterns and textures.

6 Jul 2010 8:04am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Nature has all the best patterns mapped out . . another of your fascinating finds.

6 Jul 2010 9:35am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

A very cool abstract such interesting patterns and colors

6 Jul 2010 11:40am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

so cooool

6 Jul 2010 12:18pm

Don from spokane, United States

Whatever it makes a fine pattern shot. Works for me.

6 Jul 2010 12:36pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This IS fascinating - I guess we went to Death Valley at the wrong time - but this is really neat Steve.

6 Jul 2010 1:09pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Awesome! Makes for a great graphic image!

6 Jul 2010 1:28pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

It creates a great abstract !

6 Jul 2010 1:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! What an interesting find. its texture takes on a look of woven yarn. Nice color, too.

6 Jul 2010 3:05pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

wow, very cool abstract pattern. i don't think i would want to swim in that!

6 Jul 2010 3:09pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

absctact picture (first a read swimming pool :-( ....) nice colors

6 Jul 2010 3:57pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , interesting subject :)

6 Jul 2010 5:43pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

That makes a quite soft bottom for feet ! And a beautiful abstract !

6 Jul 2010 8:10pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. Would make a strange wallpaper pattern.

6 Jul 2010 8:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool. That could just as easily be put in the "Abstract" category.

6 Jul 2010 9:13pm

@john4jack: Done. ;-)

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very cool

6 Jul 2010 11:27pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is wonderful! Love the abstract of every day life that we miss otherwise! Love the colors and textures! This is superb!

7 Jul 2010 12:08am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

The pattern is really amazing, fractal in nature as.. nature is fractal :) I almost thought it was some kind of brocade too but then it seemed way too organic for a woven cloth.. clever catch.

7 Jul 2010 12:09am

Ajay from Pune, India

This looks so lovely... like a satellite shot from some distant planet from some other galaxy.

7 Jul 2010 1:11am

Jojigirl from Philippines

you turn an ordinary sight into a phenomenal one, ",)

7 Jul 2010 1:38am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I like the organic look, Steve. Very enjoyable.

7 Jul 2010 2:26am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Looks really great this green pattern and it makes a great abstract! Great observing Steve!

7 Jul 2010 2:44am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very interesting abstract. Looks like something you might see with a microscope.

7 Jul 2010 4:48am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

How amazing! You're right it looks like brocade. Fascinating how it seems to form in those curves and rivulets.

7 Jul 2010 5:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

7 Jul 2010 4:15pm

Céline from New York City, United States

It looks like a brain ! Nice capture !

7 Jul 2010 11:50pm

Remus from Portugal

well done abstraction with strong graphic feeling!

9 Jul 2010 8:13pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Creative nature of beautiful color :)

9 Jul 2010 9:15pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joliment graphique.

10 Jul 2010 5:03pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great abstract ! excellent !

11 Jul 2010 7:29pm