The refraction of light in the Pedernales river plus the convex/concave moving waves of water around rock create dancing “light waves” on the rock bed of the river. There is a scientific and objective understanding of this phenomenon but there is also a understanding of beauty and connection too.
I almost always have a music playing while I edit photos. And if it is not literally playing then it is playing in my head. While editing this image I could hear Rush… The Trees… with the struggle between the Maples and the Oaks. “…and the trees shall be kept equal by hatchet, axe and saw.”
This image was actually a three image composite I was shooting to capture the deep shadows and the sunset sky. While not tone mapped with HDR software per se, the three images were blended using an enfusing plugin in Lightroom. I was never happy with the color version but did like the monochrome version enough to post it here.