December 15, 2016
This entry was posted on December 15, 2016 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Plants and was tagged with Deer Isle, Maine, nature, photography, seaweed.
December 15, 2016 at 6:23 AM
Thank you, Barry. Or the seaweed thanks you.
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December 18, 2016 at 5:50 PM
Really nice color and texture, and so well composed. A great find.
December 15, 2016 at 8:47 AM
Thanks, Ken. Would love to go back to Maine and shoot these guys again. I suppose that discovering them for the first time would stand as the best experience, but I’d like to see what I see the second time.
December 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM
Oh, I love this.
December 15, 2016 at 10:49 AM
Thanks, Lynn. These guys are so cool. Nannus made me look them up. Take a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascophyllum.
December 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM
A real sense of flow through this image, Linda. And the WP reader wasn’t able to ruin this one for you. A pattern picture is always a pattern picture.
December 21, 2016 at 3:50 AM
Thank you, Andy. I guess when the water flows through a movable medium (the kelp), it can create a sense of visual flow as it recedes. I’ve seen it do this with shale fragments along the river, arranging the stones in what almost looks like a human-created mosaic. I must have posted at least one photograph that shows this, but a search of this blog didn’t find any. The WP reader happened to get this photo of the kelp in a good spot. A slice of the image somewhere else wouldn’t have been as fortuitous. FYI, WP didn’t allow my comment, either. Here’s what I wrote: “I’m with Dina. Your cropping of photos does not respect the photographer’s eye. Please reconsider. A thumbnail would be preferable to your crop.” I guess my language was too harsh. (?!)
December 21, 2016 at 9:38 AM
UPDATE: WP has approved my comment. It’s here: https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/reader-refresh-2017/?c=231987#comment-231987.
December 21, 2016 at 1:40 PM
Your comment sounds very polite to me, Linda. It seems that the crops engineered by the WP computer are always based on the centre of the image. So, if following my thoughts in my most recent post, you post images with less than 100m characters, think carefully about the central slice of your image that WP will use to fill the width of the Reader’s space. But why should we base compositions to suit someone else’s whims – computerised or otherwise. aarrgghh!
December 21, 2016 at 1:44 PM
They posted it after all. Guess it just took a while. I hope it helps.
December 21, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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