This is a selection from a longer work entitled The Crystal World.
It is based on computational photographs of a specific site in Bear Mountain Park, located in upstate New York.
“The long arc of trees hanging over the water seemed to drip and glitter with myriads of prisms, the trunks and branches sheathed by bars of yellow and carmine light that bled away across the surface of the water, as if the whole scene were being reproduced by some over-active technicolor process. The entire length of the opposite shore glittered with this blurred kaleidoscope, the overlapping bands of colour increasing the density of the vegetation, so that it was impossible to see more than a few feet between the front line of trunks.”
J. G. Ballard, The Crystal World