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“Egan Strata 1”

“Egan Strata 1”

“It was during my enchanted days of travel that the idea came to me, which, through the years, has come into my thoughts again and again and always happily—the idea that geology is the music of the earth.” 
― Hans Cloos

A few weeks back, I visited Egan Chutes, a beautiful series of elongated waterfalls near Bancroft, Ontario. I simply love the raw power of the chutes, as the waters of the York River plummet through a narrow defile in the rocks. The rocks themselves are heavily metamorphosed volcanic rock, part of the Canadian Shield and among the oldest rocks in the world.

And so, my inner geologist emerges and become one with the artist and photographer. You see, my background is actually in Mining Engineering, though I never found work in that field, yet I remain fascinated by rocks and geological structures. To me, the rhythms and folds of the rock are nature’s canvas.

Over the next few days, I will share a series of images titles “Egan Strata”, a documentary on the wonderful folds and complex structures that form the base of Egan Chute, the highest and foremost of the three chutes that make up this natural wonder.

I was blessed by several days of rain prior to my arrival, and the water that fills the creases and cracks in the rock further enhancing the rugged beauty found here. Perhaps it’s just me and my admiration for natural forms, but I find them quite stunning and I hope you enjoy them as well.

iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/120 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20

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“Bark and Lichen”

“Bark and Lichen”

Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form… certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind.
– Lynda Lehmann

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 15 of 2017.

It’s a very simple composition, a dead branch next to the trail, some of the bark already shed, revealing yet more texture in the wood below. There’s also a bit of lichen growing on the remaining pieces of bark to add a small splash of colour.

I’m finding myself continually drawn to these forms, they are an interesting testament to the cycle of life in the forest, changing from one form to the next. Now that I have a good macro lens, I’m able to document these forms more effectively and enjoy them even more.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/320 sec, f/10.0, ISO 800

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