September 30, 2017
The shale along the shore of the Vermilion River fascinates me no matter how many times I see and photograph it. It’s especially appealing when decorated with leaves.
This entry was posted on September 30, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Nature, Stones and Rocks and was tagged with leaf, Northern Ohio, photography, river shore, shale, Vermilion River.
September 30, 2017 at 4:51 AM
Thank you, Jessica. I’m sure you’ve seen shale fracture like this. I love how moisture collects in the cracks.
September 30, 2017 at 8:36 AM
The leaf makes it, its such a focal point – wonderful image.
September 30, 2017 at 5:46 AM
Thanks, Adrian. That the leaf is red doesn’t hurt, does it.
September 30, 2017 at 8:38 AM
It would hurt if it weren’t red!!! 😉
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September 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM
WOW! What a great find!
September 30, 2017 at 9:25 AM
Thanks, Ken. As fall progresses, these red leaves will be easier and easier to find, but they won’t all be on such nice sections of shale.
September 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Fantastic! Those patterns of wetness are so indistinct, but the red leaf has such clarity – it’s a great duet.
September 30, 2017 at 9:43 PM
Thanks, Lynn. As usual, you make me think about my photograph in a new way.
October 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM
It would have been a good abstract without the leaf, but the leaf is a wonderful addition. Perfectly positioned in the frame.
October 3, 2017 at 3:35 AM
Thank you, Andy. I did crop a little in processing.
October 3, 2017 at 9:25 AM
Beautiful!, the red leaf activates the rest of the composition..
October 3, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Oooh, I like your description, Harrie. Thanks.
October 3, 2017 at 9:01 PM
Cool, like a landscape shot from a satellite …but the leaf changes all…
Kind regards, Jürgen
October 7, 2017 at 11:54 AM
Thank you, Jürgen. After looking at the photograph again, I see what you mean!
October 7, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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