Downtown Brighton is still illuminated for the Holidays so I was able to capture the reflection of the lights in the trees near the dam (above). The image is grainy but it has a nice painterly look to it. The dark vertical stripes in the reflections are from a metal railing. They add an extra dimension to the pattern.
You can see how little open water there is near the lip of the waterfall (right). The ducks are keeping another 60 foot diameter circle of water open through their movements, but it will eventually freeze when temperatures descend into single digits.
The dam itself has nothing going for it aesthetically (left). It’s a hodge-podge of cement and randomly tossed giant boulders. This small corner of the millpond will be where the ducks bathe once its the only area near Main Street that remains unfrozen. As flocking animals, they handle the cramped space pretty well, but they’ll be more spats since they prefer more elbow (wing?) room.