Brainwaves

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Strange patterns made by trees and floating detritus in a pond remind me of brain neurons. I discovered that part of a neuron is called a dendrite – presumably because of its resemblance to trees.

38 thoughts on “Brainwaves

    1. Thank you very much, Woodlandgnome! Yes – the effect is rather discombobulating isn’t it?! There is a gentle movement in this pond which throws up all sorts of curious reflections, colours and shapes.

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  1. Good call, M, and what an absolutely fascinating abstract image! And the FATman was right–there are geological dendrites, too: they happen when one mineral crystallizes in another mineral in the form of a branching or treelike mark. And I can’t stop looking at this photo! My eye is drawn–as my younger daughter Batty used to say when she was little–every witch way!

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  2. I feel my dendrites are being manipulated looking at this …it’s a nice feeling 😉
    I bet your heart was beating just a little bit faster when you saw this through your lens M … such a beautiful transient moment to capture .

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