Archive for October 27th, 2013

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Oct
13

Nature: Autumn at Fort Rock

Autumn Ft. Rock Clouds SwittersB Gary Muncy

Fort Rock (Oregon)

27
Oct
13

Photography: Dawn Beckons…………..

Michelle over at The Daily Prompt put forth her daily prompt for photographers, artists etc. to show your readers ‘Dawn’. I have usually been a Dusk sort of person it appears from my photos. Sunsets, back lit clouds, colorful extensions of light. The photos usually put a highlight to a wonderful day in passing.

Dawn Early Morning Rays SwittersB

But, once in awhile I am up early, at Dawn, outside, to take it in. And then the image does not summarize what was. It beckons. What might be. If one is fortunate enough to be in this setting, one’s attitude is probably more positive than negative. In essence, controlling one’s destiny, one’s path helps keep things in a more positive light at Dawn.

Dawn2 SB

27
Oct
13

Photography: Those Pesky Science Questions………….

Geeze, if only I would have really paid attention in those Science classes rather than staring  out the window and daydreaming. Perhaps I would know the answer to this question based on a recent observation from the field.

My wife took a series of photos of rocks adjacent to a lake. The images clearly depict a water line of sorts.

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So, I researched littoral zones, eulittoral zones, lakes, vegetation, high water, Southern exposures, lichen, types of rocks etc. Why does nothing grow upon the rocks below the high water marks? The water is well below this mark for many warm months during the Summer. The water doesn’t rise up to this level for many months after Summer. Snow/Ice covers much of this area at times. I just wonder the why of it.

My wife took these images not with that question in mind, but rather she intuitively sensed the contrast and starkness of it all in a harsh environment. Perhaps someone with a greater grasp of science or more common sense than I can answer the question?




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