I came across this scene near Whortlekill Creek in Dutchess County, NY. I’d like to say that I was taken by tonal contrasts, the shiny water and the textures of the trees/grasses sticking out of the water. And that would be partly true. However, I mostly wanted to use the words ‘Whortlekill Creek’. I just like the sound of it.

Incidentally there’s quite a bit of redundancy here. I took the words “Whortlekill Creek” from a nearby sign. The Dutch word ‘kill’ means ‘Creek’ so the sign essentially read: ‘Whortle Creek Creek’.

Taken with a Sony NEX 5N and Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm T Tessar.

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