Daily Image - Jan 2011 Archive - sonofjohan

Leaving the prime eagle area we drove further east through Marblemount and proceeded up the local mountain side leaving SR20E at the point. Just prior to crossing over the bridge that would take us to the Marblemount Fish Hatchery and the mountaintop, we stopped in a local church parking lot to take some images of the mountains from a clearing on the opposite side of the street. Walking back to the vehicle I noticed a number of frozen puddles in the gravel roadway leading to the clearing that was private property. I walked down that road as far as a visitors center assuming that using that portion of the road would be O.K. The puddles with the interesting ring-like designs on their surface were plentiful and I attempted to record several of them. I got them focused as best I could in some rather bright lighting conditions and, satisfied with the representation on the back of the camera, left to go up on the mountain. It wasn't until I got back home and looked at them carefully on the screen that I noticed there was more to the design than I had originally envisioned. Zoom in and look at the image carefully. ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 10.