Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is an actual photograph. It's the surface of the Fox River in downtown Elgin, Illinois as the waters approach a dam. The surging water slows as it encounters the barrier and forms smooth ripples on its surface.

I photographed the phenomenon two years ago during an all-day photography event sponsored by the city of Elgin. Today is the third annual installment of Elgin 1440 (the 1440 being indicative of the number of minutes in a day). Photographers are criss-crossing the city today gathering images that will be submitted to a jury for an exhibition to be held in November.

I was out this morning photographing the daybreak. I'm taking a break to attend to some business, then I'll be back out this afternoon. And yes, I'll be posting photos here and on Flickr.

Click on this post's headline for image EXIF data. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

I love to photograph watery reflections...there are some pretty cool things there is you look close enough and it looks like you caught a doozy!

That's really beautiful, James!

Richard said...

"Sail away, away/ Ripples never come back/They've gone to the other side..." (Genesis)
Some beautiful shots here, well done !