Honestly, and it’s a small thing, but I am not sure I would have made this image if not for the small bleached branch.
I’m wondering whether you come upon these vantages by beating a path through the woods and then emerge onto a barren, rocky, point … or … are these prescribed trails or overlooks, bringing you to particular location? Perhaps this comment only serves to show you how much I don’t know about Acadia.
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While I do bushwhack at times, mostly near home rather than parks, this was along the part of Ocean Path across from the parking lot for Otter Cliffs on the Loop Road. There was a climb ahead of me to the left that I was too tired to undertake so I stopped here.
Those rocks are beautiful. Are they naturally so red, or is it the effect of the light? Your branch’s shadow (and your habits) suggest it was early morning. I like the way what I’m assuming to be Great Head is peeking around the rocks.
It looks as though a species of Salicornia might be peeking up from the bottom of the photo. Is that so?
It is very possible that some Salicornia sp might be peeking in from the bottom but in continuing with the honesty thing, I didn’t not pay them much mind as I was balanced on the edge of a ledge and my acrophobia was getting the better of me. I barely got close enough to include the branch. I had a friend several years ago who specialized in photographing glasswort near Cape Cod.
They do have a tendency towards reddishness when the right light hits them. Gentler light creates a pink quality. And this was absolutely shot shortly after sunrise at my Otter Rocks location, the results of which I have not reviewed and may or may not appear in a future post.
I looked at the photo before I read your caption, and the bleached branch caught my eye, it definitely makes it a neat shot. And because both the branch and your digital “signature” are whitish, it looks like it might be your personal rune.
Sometimes all it takes is a small detail to finish off a composition…or wreck it. I don’t know about the signature and branch combo, but one step forward would definitely have been my ruin.
You’re supposed to suffer for your art! But maybe not a broken neck. It’s a really nice shot.
I come a little too close sometimes,but so far I am all here. I’ve been pretty fortunate to have only broken a few toes and none of that was photography related.
That bleached branch does make the image special.
Thanks, Rod. I’m glad you see that and enjoyed the image.
I could say “Been there, done that,” but only the first part would be correct. No dead branch on the rocks like that appears in any of the pictures I took along the Loop Rd.
It certainly wasn’t anything I was looking for specifically and had I not seen it I might have just kept on up.
A really nice scene. And I see that Rod noticed the same thing that I did, I skipped reading your intro. But the bleached piece of driftwood caught my eye first.
Bright shiny objects, Yvonne. 🙂
Sometimes it’s the little things that complete the whole. Thanks.
There’s a lot to see in this composition. I wasn’t immediately struck by the bleached wood. My attention was drawn first to the colour of the cliffs and then, about the middle of the photo, there’s a small light patch in the lower rocks which attracted my eye. It may be sand, or a rock pool, but it makes me think of a peep hole; even a small door to another world. I have a feeling I would like to see through it!
It is a pool and a miniature world probably full of tiny sea life, but at this stage of my life someone else would have to venture down to see. 🙂 There is a trail, which I did not visit this trip, called Wonderland, that has many tide pools with all sorts of little creatures.
I’m glad you did! That branch is a nice touch~it is exactly what the image needed.
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