Aug 19, 2010

Rock at the End of Depot Lane





  We inherited an oil painting depicting the rock at the end of Depot Lane from my wife's grandmother years ago and today it hangs on our dining room wall.   During my years of blogging I've photographed this rock many times.  I find it a fascinating subject as it remains solid, seemingly unmovable, and immutable since it was dropped off here by the Wisconsin glacier some 21,000 years ago.  What does change is everything else... day, night, the seasons, the tide.  In the summer sun it is very warm to the touch and remains so into the night.  In the winter it is sometimes completely covered with a glaze of ice from salt water spray.  During a low, or neap tide, it can be high and dry as in the painting but when a high tide is in it can be pretty far into the water, with a depth difference of more than six feet.



Here from much further away I have a day time photo
 at a higher tide followed by an evening shot
at lower tide.





This same evening, August 14,  produced a nice late sunset over the Sound.




Here is a photo of the sky over a Depot Lane sod farm from the same evening.




11 comments:

KaHolly said...

Very beautiful photographs. The painting must be very old? How neat to be able to visit the same rock that's in the painting, over and over again. I would imagine it is comforting, in a way. ~karen

Torsdag 1952 said...

Great collection and wonderful colours.

Hartmut

J. Evan Kreider said...

Possibly one more shot showing the painting? Or send it to me privately?

Mark Kreider said...

What a great idea... it just never crossed my mind! I'll see what I can do.

Lyndsey said...

Very beautiful series! Gives you a great feeling!

Sue McGettigan said...

Just beautiful!! Haven't seen a sunset like that for a while, thanks for the inspiration.

JO said...

oh wow! beautiful photos.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

wow

stunnig , lovely shots
congrats
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Anne said...

Loook at the light, its marvelous!!

LV said...

A truly lovely post for today. All your sky scenes are breathtaking.

J. Evan Kreider said...

It is utterly fascinating to compare the painting with your photos. It is clearly the same rock, same part of the beach, and then? What becomes artistic license and what has actually changed over the decades? There are now little trees on the left bank, nicely holding the soil, though the grass in the painting has a much nicer, softer and more uniform look. Otherwise, the shoreline is remarkably unchanged. Thanks for making the comparisons possible!