07.18.2019 Man in the Rock and Gate Post

After photographing yesterday’s dewy false foxglove at the end of Winsor Dam in Quabbin Park, I walked around the corner to the Spillway to see if I could find another abstract along the idea of my ones a few weeks ago.

I usually have to wait for someone else to see something in one of my photographs, but in this case I see a face.

At the entrance to the road along the spillway is a gate that is sometimes closed but generally open.  As I approached the gate, I heard a quiet whistle suggesting I look its way.


Looks kind of lonely, doesn’t he?

Looks kind of lonely, doesn’t he.


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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13 Responses to 07.18.2019 Man in the Rock and Gate Post

  1. Pete Hillman says:

    I see a man in the rock with his eyes closed having a snooze. I love this kinda thing, and see faces in most things. The gate post man looks quite startled to see you 🙂 Nice photos Steve, I particularly like the colours and textures of the “Rock Man”.

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  2. Well, this second chap has kind of a steely gaze, but perhaps just a bit lonely, maybe he’s whistling “Dock of the Bay.” The man in the rock, I see a profile with a nose and pursed lips, unless it’s kind of a Picasso cubism thing, and then I also see a disembodied eye.
    Both of them, very neat!!

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    • He didn’t seem too interested in striking up a conversation, I can tell you that. The nose and lips are what I see too. The rock’s colors and textures are what drew my attention at first and it was only afterwards that I noticed the face.


  3. Let’s face it: I see two faces, too. The second picture is whimsical, and the first is an excellent abstraction.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I can see a face in the first if I really try, but the colors are the appeal for me. It’s one of those images I can let my eye wander over for some time.

    It took me a while to figure out that the face others were seeing in the second image involved the bolts as eyes (the ‘steely gaze’ Rob mentioned). I saw the knothole and and curved lines below it as an Edvard Munch-like figure, or perhaps as Pan, the Greek god of the forest, leaning over his pipes.

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    • The colors and pattern were what drew me to this particular rock just as with my previous rock abstract post. Once I saw the face I considered black and white but that just ruined what had my attention from the start. The face is incidental but adds just a touch more interest.

      I thought Munch also even though it’s not exactly screaming…I thought more of a whistle. I like the idea of Pan even more. I have a local acquaintance, a Facebook friend, named Pan (self-taken) who loves the forest and has shown me a few of his ‘discoveries’ over time.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    The rock abstract is just beautiful – those colors! And so nicely framed. 🙂

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    • I’ve been looking more for rocks with interesting patterns lately. Most in the woods, as you probably notice there also, are covered with lichens, things of beauty in their own right, but finding clean ones with interesting color is nice.Thanks, Lynn!

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  6. Your Easter Island rock and baboon wood are quite appealing. I don’t usually like to see faces in my own photographs but don’t mind at all seeing them in others.’ In the case of these photographs, they have a lot going for them besides faces: texture, line, color . . . And, yes, I see the similarity between your baboon and my guardians.

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