Sculptured Rocks



I am always looking for something different in terms of a composition. Something that is opposite to what I normally do in photography. I was walking along a beach in Lake Superior Provincial Park. The evening was getting on. Just a lovely evening to enjoy. Looking at the far far scenery and trying to figure how to get there. I seem to do a lot of that in this Lake Superior country. I was strolling South on the sandy beach. Then I noticed that at the south end of the beach the shoreline became mostly boulders of different sizes and descriptions.

Now I had patterns here in the form of vertical lines. Actually they angled a bit. Also there is rounded shapes. Therefore I set up my tripod without opening the legs. I sat on my butt. Now I was down getting the true angle of my composition. I placed the first rock in the foreground due to its difference in color. You can see a zombie like head emerging. How cool is that. Then after staring at the emerging zombie, your eye goes to the next rock. Now this one is oblong in shape, but maintaining the vertical lines. Then you have smaller rocks in the water. This will tell you that this is part of a shoreline with a sandy beach. To keep everything simple I used the large rock in the background to eliminate clutter. You will also notice you will only see part of that rock. There are vertical lines there also. Your eye is going to follow a diagonal path to the background. Yet the two main rocks overlap the central line of the diagonal. There is very good earthy color and balance here.

I had a radio interview  over at Contemporary Art Gallery Online. It aired last Sunday. You can catch it here

Leanne Cole from Australia did an interview  and was posted on her blog

10 thoughts on “Sculptured Rocks”

  1. Great photos.
    We have some rock formations on the west coast of New Zealand called the Pancake Rocks -The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist goal at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Together with the ‘pancake’-layering of the limestone (created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments),[1] these form the main attraction of the area. Also called Punakaiki.
    Your photos remind me of them. 😀

    1. Hello Raewyn. From what I have seen of New Zealand through documentaries and pictures I would say that there is some awesome photography to be had there.But there is beauty everywhere if you look.

      1. Yes.Our country has so many different landscapes which is what made it great for filming the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. But yes, there is beauty all around us, I just went out in the pouring rain to take some photos. 😀

      2. Lord of the Rings, one of my favorites. We are into winter here now. It will be the end of March before things get green again.

      3. We are supposed to be summer but we have hot days and then the temperature drops about 10 degrees the next day. But in Hastings where I live it can get very dry and we have had severe droughts so the rain is welcome, and is the photo opportunities. 😀

      4. I see you are learning Photoshop. Invest in books by Scott Kelby for learning Photoshop. I highly recommend these books. His books are not technical. I buy them through Amazon.

      5. I do have the dummies guide to Photoshop. But my ex-hubby has my Mac with Photoshop on it (long story) so I now just use the filters on my iPad. It is all I can afford at the moment. Thanks for your advice. 😀

  2. I would suggest Lightroom then. Made strictly for photography. Theses programs are now through subscription. I pay 11.25 cents Cdn. per month.

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