Tag Archives: Stones

“Washed Clean”

“Washed Clean”

“Change is the end of something you know and the beginning of something else that you don’t know. Something new that holds opportunities.”
― Kholoud Yasser

A multitude of bubbles pours over the shore, strewn with age polished stones, worn smooth by the constant churn of Lake Ontario.

It’s almost spring, but the air is still cold and the water even colder. Yet, there is a fresh feeling to the air, and the migratory birds are returning. The grime of winter washes away, and the world is made fresh and clear. Soon, very soon.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 220mm
1/100 sec, f/10.0, ISO 200

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“Balancing on a Log”

“Balanced on a Log”

“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.” 

― Nicholas Sparks

While on a recent excursion to Lynde Shores, a conservation area on the shores of Lake Ontario, for some bird photos, I took a few minutes to walk the lake shore and enjoy the gently rolling waves. The stone ‘beach’ is made up of water polished rocks of varying sizes. I used some of these rocks, stacked on a piece of driftwood, to make this balanced stone sculpture. Just a bit of whimsey to share with you today.

As to the photo itself: I narrowed the aperture just enough to keep the stones in focus, while allowing the background to blur

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 270mm

1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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“Two Stones in Ice” – Seaton Trail

“Two Stones in Ice” - Seaton Trail

“Sense how
Even the smooth stones ache
With stories of their own
In the shuddering light of day.”
― Scott Hastie

Emerging from their icy bondage, two stones, or is it three, rest upon their captor, as ice water flows over them.

What’s the story of these stones? They sit alone, apart from others. Where did they come from? The pure ice they rest in fills a narrow but deep, steep walled, valley that flows into the Duffins Creek valley. Because of this, the hiking trail follows the valley rim and diverts far from the creek.

I looked into the valley, and hearing the sound of numerous cascades, decided to climb into the valley to photograph them. At the base of the valley, I found not just the small cascades which I heard, but a narrow frozen creek of bright white, with these rock embedded in it. It was not what I was looking, but I’m glad I entered the valley or I would not have found this beautiful scene.

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 190 mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 250

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