Sunday, October 16, 2011

2011, Day 289 - Tangled

The Three Sisters are inactive volcanoes and evidence of their violent history is littered for miles around their lofty perches.  There is glass-like rock reflecting the sun and then there is the dark porous rock that seems to absorb all light.  It is interesting that such different mineral forms are the result of the same event.  This image is one that underscores contrast with rich texture and that is what immediately drew my eye.  When I was reviewing my photographs I initially regretted my failure to style the scene by removing the grass seeds but the more I thought about it the more I liked them.  They show how life will reemerge in desolate areas.  Dust and soil will collect in the divots of these rocks and eventually grasses will grown on their craggy surfaces eventually hiding their foundation and leaving mounds where once piles of volcanic rock once stood.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
27mm, f5.6, 1/60 sec @ 320 ISO

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