September 9, 2014
Some rocks have so much character that photographing them is taking their portrait.
This entry was posted on September 9, 2014 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Iron Oxide, Nature, Shale, Stones and Rocks and was tagged with iron bacteria, iron oxide, nature, photography, rocks, rust, shale, Shore, Vermilion River.
This portrait does have character but I’ll bet you shot some some closeups as well.
September 9, 2014 at 3:21 PM
You’re right, Ken, but of this rock I liked this shot best. You can always click on it to see more detail.
September 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Are those fossilized plant stems or other such formations? It’s beautiful whatever it is.
The lines are where the shale is breaking apart and moisture has turned it dark; this shale is very brittle.
September 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Totally true – perfect statement for this image.
September 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM
September 13, 2014 at 9:06 PM
Some fascinating detail in that rock that almost doesn’t look real. Could be the source of a great bunch of abstracts, I suspect, Linda.
September 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Thanks for your comment, Andy. I tried getting in closer, but wasn’t happy with what I got. I should have tried harder or longer. The rock didn’t look like this anymore yesterday. I suspect that the strong rain and consequent fast-moving river water busted up this rock and moved the pieces downstream.
September 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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