Marsh Water Colors Observation


Nasty morning here but it cleared to spectacular blue skies with perfectly
puffy clouds. Took a break and meandered down to the marsh. Too much glare
this time of day but I was happy to get this shot. I’d observed the amazing
gradation of color on another recent walk but didn’t have my camera that
time. Excuse the blown out grasses in the foreground but I wanted to record
the way the fresh water runoff brings the amber-brown tannins down to the
salt marsh. The downward view shows the true color. The middle range
passes through a oxblood red. Then the sky reflections gradually take over
as the glassy surface recedes. Imagine trying to paint this!