The Devil is in the Detail

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The coastline of the Schoodic peninsula is a tapestry of nature’s most basic work. The rocky landscape is… all at the same time… smoothed and polished, cracked and broken. Along this particular section of shoreline, there are massive swathes of granite divided by lines – or dykes – of black basalt which stretch from the headland down to the ocean. The thin fingers of basalt are more easily worn down by the elements, creating a fractured landscape that is absolutely captivating to explore. Water often pools in deeper pockets of rock, and in the photograph above I was intrigued by the patterns, reflection, and natural details on display. In the second image, you can get some sense of the windswept nature of this stubborn piece of rock that reaches out into the Atlantic, and off in the distance across Frenchman Bay lies a close relative of this land… Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island. And yes… those trees really do lean back like that!

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10 thoughts on “The Devil is in the Detail

  1. That first photo is a winner 😉 – I love it, it’s a unique composition. And the warm evening light is a nice contrast to the blue sky and its reflections in the water.

  2. That first picture is stunning. I love the composition, and the colour, and the way you’ve chosen to isolate the detail – it emphasises the scale and makes it much more powerful – and at the same time really peaceful. Thank you!

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