and this mashup occurred to me in the shower, so I had to try it:
the [rather unpromising] original on the left, processed to clarify the forces at work:
(2) I don't think anybody has told me something was a "best" but here's what Flickr IDs as most-viewed:
These images are pretty enough, and accurately represent the circumstances of early/late light that prompted me to a digital commit, but there's nothing really surprising or transcendant. It's really like this where we live, and after all, the audience at Flickr is inclined to respond to pretty, and not so much to challenging.
(3) most complex:
Think about it: what interpersonal complexities would provoke somebody to tear off the photo and slap on the duct tape?
An infundibulum drawing the viewer into some distant destination, the trees looming with intent...
It's just water in its solid state, but there's nothing simple about the form it has taken as it froze.
what's up? what's down?
On and on, deeper and deeper. But are we coming or going?