Scaling Hydrology

Purposefully composed for ambiguity of scale, this image of fluid natural artwork initially makes one unsure if the height of the photographer is closer to 3, 300, 3,000, or 30,000 feet. Stream flow courses and erodes in similar ways at vastly different scalesin this case, the best answer being 3 feet.  The best give-away is a shoe mark at upper left.  Even though this scene was alongside the Jokulsa a Fjollum River (Iceland) at the site of the marvelous Selfoss waterfall, it could occur almost anywhere with dark sand and running silty water.  Even in a place with such vast and stunning wide-angle landscapes as Iceland, wonderment can be found simply by looking down, underfoot.

9 NNW Holssel, Iceland (21 Aug 14) Looking S
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