09.08.2018 Goldenrod on the Rocks

More stain and more rocks from the Acadia coastline with some goldenrod for added color.

Seaside Goldenrod-Solidago sempervirens is seen in the cracks, gaps, and fissures filled with sand, soil, and abraded rock dust.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 09.08.2018 Goldenrod on the Rocks

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Lovely colours. If the rocks were warm enough I would be happy to lie on one of those big slabs and let the sunrise colours wash over me.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    This is not only my favorite of your set from Acadia, it’s one of my favorites among all your photos. A more prominent place for the staining on the rocks, the goldenrod, the small pool of water among the rocks, and that glorious sky-blue pink along the horizon to complement the rocks — it’s all delightful. The dark stain at the bottom and the dark sky at the top bracket the whole image beautifully.

    It’s interesting that we have that same goldenrod. When I saw that it’s native in Michigan and Illiinois, my hunch was that it’s found around the lakes, and that’s right. There’s not much in those states, but what is there is in lakeside counties.

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    • Thanks, Linda. Yeah, a little shift of perspective makes a big difference in the composition in this one. It was just a few degrees shift.
      I guess we do have a few plants that are found throughout the country.I assumed, which of course we never should, that it was found only be the ocean based on its name. But looking at the information available it just needs water nearby, no salt required.

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  3. The form of the rocks in that region always fascinate me.

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  4. Lovely burst of color amid the rocks. Plants are survivors in every sense of the word. It is difficult to see how the flower lives in a crack but yes, they actually do somehow. I have seen other wildflowers and plain weeds growing from what appears to be cracks in cement and rocky outcrops. Nature is marvelous.

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  5. This is the first photograph I’ve ever seen of goldenrod on coastal rocks, much less with staining and pastel colors. Nice.

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  6. Oh, my! This is so beautiful! Excellent capture.

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  7. Andrew says:

    I saw this on FB I believe and it really is a fabulous photo. The composition is quite bold and the tones are subtle. Overall an image that works really well.

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    • Thank you, Andrew. Funny thing is, I didn’t hold these images, there was a series of about 5, I think, in high regard until all the others had been processed. Turned out that my favorite was the last to be considered.

      Like

  8. bluebrightly says:

    I love how the sky colors come down to earth in the rocks, and the goldenrod adds just a hint of gold.

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