Rio Grande, T or C
There is something foreboding about this well-composed closeup of rapids, taken in mid-October. The ice-white color of the water foretells the approach of winter, and the subdued tones of the rocks look hypothermic.
Don’t overlook the smaller still life within the larger still life. A delicate frond clings to the dark stone in the center of the image. Like so many Americans right now, it is struggling to stay above water.
—Tom Hinson, editor, Photograph of the Week
Editor’s Note: Click on the photograph to view it in a light box for even greater clarity.