09.30.2021 Otter Rocks Rock!

The granite along the Acadia shoreline as well as on the mountains contains a lot of feldspar and that causes the rocks to have a pink glow when the warm sun hits it. Here’s a landscape example.

This was the day prior to my post earlier this morning. Once the sun cleared the cloud bank on the horizon  there was some nice illumination for a while before another flotilla of cumuli (cumuluses?) floated in. I wandered around looking for interesting rocks and found this arrangement.

“There’s always one!”

It’s amazing to me how these rocks get tossed around, wear in the wind and storms, and take their various shapes. Originally they must have been part of solid granite bodies before fracturing then softening as the were battered by the weather.


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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21 Responses to 09.30.2021 Otter Rocks Rock!

  1. eremophila says:

    All rocks rock!😁

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  2. It’s the aeons-rounded forms of these rocks that make the view effective. The texture’s a plus, too.

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  3. Might almost be a baker’s rack of loaves, coarse stoneground flour of course.

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  4. Beautiful rocks, very sharp photograph and the texture and color are striking. The reddish rocks are interesting. I had not seen something like that before.

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    • Thanks, Alessandra! Glad I could show you something new. It’s a combination of elements and warm light-something I enjoy capturing in various forms. I posted a link above in my comment to Steve S of some different rocks along the Acadia shoreline. I didn’t get to visit them this year but do try during most trips. I love all the colors and variety of shapes there too.

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  5. Ah yes they also have the pink granite in Sweden as per comment on previous post, and those lovely soft organic shapes. There were also many interesting plants growing between the rocks but not here it seems.

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  6. Nice Steve! Can I say this image really Rocks!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I just had the most interesting experience. I had looked at this image before, but don’t remember the play of sunlight on the rocks; this time, the sunlight seems quite pronounced, and very nice. I suspect when I first saw the photo I focused on the perpendicular rock, which is less affected by the sunlight.

    Our state capitol is built of pink granite, and one of the famous spots in the state (which I have yet to visit) is Enchanted Rock: a really big hunk of granite.

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    • That is a big chunk. I suggest you hie yourself over there.

      I am glad that you came back to it and saw the light as well as the shapes. I had been looking at the parallel fractures in another spot when I saw the one here jutting up and hied myself right over to it. (No, I did not just learn a new word…just being cute.)

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    I like the way the light softly grazes over the texture of the rocks – and the one rock doing its own thing!

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