Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rock Cairn

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Taken somewhere in Acadia National Park during our recent trip to the States, probably by the Seawall tidepools given the sailboat in the background. Some of these cairns mark the way for hikers, but I think this one was put together by a passing family. Hopefully since it wasn't directly on a trail no one will confuse it for one of the official ones.
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21 comments:

Aileni said...

Looks remarkably like a wee caricature person. Well observed.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

lol, after Alieni's comment.. i can see a dog now.
Great set of rocks and shot. :-)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

oops Aileni..:-)

Torsdag said...

This is a beautiful B+W, can find a lot of storys in this "monumnet".

Still in Norway
Hartmut

Dawn on MDI said...

I love the artistic expression some folks put into these creative cairns, and am sad when park rangers must take them apart so some dimwit does not get confused and walk off the side of a cliff thinking s/he is following the trail. Note the delicate balance of the little, rounded rocks -- it looks as though the whole thing could come tumbling down if just one of the small stones was removed. Thanks for capturing it! And yes, I think that is Seawall. It is a popular place for such creative cairn construction!

Thom said...

I love the photo and especially showing it in black and white. :)

Arya said...

One more rock and down it goes... Great shot!

RivkA with a capital A said...

Looks like a person to me

Leslie: said...

We see lots of these along the seawall in Vancouver, Canada. People enjoy trying to make them as difficult as possible to stay together. Lovely shot and I like how the sailboat is sort of misty looking in the background. :D

Dimple said...

I think it looks like a person, too--one with a hat! Nice shot!

kden said...

I see these a lot but never have my camera with me. So lucky you to spot one AND get a shot.

Jill said...

love that photo! how hilarious!

Ellie said...

I think I see a cartoon face :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful rock formation.
Great shot!

Liz said...

I love those cairns. I made one at the side of a lake in canada and it was remarkably difficult. And mine was only tiny!

Daryl said...

Reminds me of Rob's inukshuks

Cool shot

imom said...

That is very cool!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love how the textures in stone show up in black ad white.

I love Acadia National Park.

kaye said...

I love this shot.

Marie Höglund said...

Rocks and stones often are perfect in mono. This as well. Lovely.

bettyl said...

We see these on the beach quite often. I find them all just fascinating. Great b&w shot.