Saturday, October 18, 2008


Grass Tuft
Rock strewn shoreline with exposed ledgerock make up much of the lakes in northern Minnesota and Canada. These ancient formations were scoured many times by the advancing and receding glaciers. Evidence of this can be seen by the deep grooves and rounded edges on the rock outcroppings.

Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 200


  1. A great photo!!
    We have the same phenomena here in the Alps. Receding glaciers reveal many of these beautiful formations. At the other hand there is also no more eternal snow on our mountains like 25 to 30 years ago. It is all melting and this precious water seems to flow wastedly away down to the rivers and the sea...

  2. I like this photo for the message it speaks but nobody in political power has been listening.

  3. Craggy, that's not a term we older folks like to hear used. In this case it's perfect for you gorgeous monotone shot today. Good one DL>
    Have a grand last weekend at your cabin. Can't wait to see the batch of photos from there.

  4. Lovely! Craggy is a good word for it, too. Don't you just love geologic phenomena?

  5. Dusty,
    I came along to see your mono image you were talking about in your comments. I don't know but there is some thing wrong with the image. Let me explain. I use Linux for all my email, internet access and viewing this image it did not look right. Now for all my photography I use a fully colour managed system. When I looked at your image on this system I think that the image lacks contrast. You have too many tones in the same range with no blacks or whites of note. The Grass Tuft is the subject in this image. You have placed it on one of the thirds and we have the lines in the rocks leading to the grass. All you need to do is lighten the grass and add some local contrast and open out your black and white points on your histogram. I hope you don't mind my hard C&C.
    And as we have said before Art it's a funny old word !