October 2, 2017
This entry was posted on October 2, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Stones and Rocks and was tagged with Vermilion River, iron bacteria, shale, photography, Northern Ohio, rust, river shore, dried leaves.
Great composition, Linda. And the orange color is unexpected. I’m going through an “orange phase” myself. Maybe it’s typical for this time of year.
October 2, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Thanks, Ken. It’s funny how quickly I can break with the one-third, one-third convention. I never considered anything other than putting this crack right up the middle of the composition. That orange, BTW, is the iron oxide (rust) that iron bacteria precipitated out of the river water when the water level was higher.
October 2, 2017 at 3:40 PM
Distinctly striking, and texturally very rough.
October 2, 2017 at 11:18 AM
Thank you, Adrian. The next big rain we get, expected later this week, will sweep all this texture down to Lake Erie (one of the Great Lakes).
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October 2, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Compositional rules are there to be broken! I like the way that line divides the image. The texture and patterning feels akin to paint flaking.
October 3, 2017 at 9:31 AM
Glad this composition sits right with you, Andy. Some things just have to be in the middle of the frame.
October 3, 2017 at 9:42 AM
October 3, 2017 at 4:39 PM
Thank you, Harrie.
October 3, 2017 at 8:59 PM
Rust – it just keeps on giving! 😉 I like the crack right down the middle, too.
October 4, 2017 at 4:52 PM
Oh, good! Thanks, Lynn.
October 4, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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For more information about the iron bacteria, including Leptothrix discophora, click on this image of the book They Breathe Iron: Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form.
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