Again I am sharing some stones I have harvested at Ladoga skerries -- this time for a nice contest \The Piled Stone Phenomenon!\ by @kus-knee. If you can share your photos, please join the fun, you are warmly welcome.
Do you remember the Stonehedge?.. Looking at the pics coming from different parts of the globe, putting stones into pyramids seems to be quite an ancient sort of fun, humans used to.
Three years ago I had a boat trip with my family across the Lagoda skerries. One day we made a night stop at a little bay which apparently served as a favorite stopping place for many other travelers. This bay (a) had a pebble beach, full of stones of different sizes, mainly medium and small; (B) it had a cool shoreline of huge whole granite boulders. I don’t know the exact reason, but perhaps this particular set of reasons (and maybe something else ... maybe just an example of the first traveler who started that pattern?) ...led to this pattern that every traveler who stopped there, left a pyramid behind. This "ice-melted", granite shore, laden with many small cute pyramids, inspired .... no, just REQUESTED to create your own pyramid there. Which of course I did.
Late time and poor lighting did not allow me to take photographs, and the next morning we quickly turned up the camp and I was not up to photographing.
the next day...
The next island we stopped was the last stand -- our boat already was going backwards, so we were granted a lot of free time... and it was the last opportunity for this trip, to venture into the pyramid-making business. The shore was rich with stones, and my pyramid obsession (inspired by our last stand) was very sufficient.
This time there were many other children in the team, they joined us. We cooperated our efforts: I was lifting big stones from the foot of the rock to its top, and the children piled them together with medium and little ones, they were finding around themselves.
After we finished, I took camera and created a few dozen of images -- believe me or not but I couldnt stop, I tried to find the best angle, to make "the best shot" etc -- the every shot I took seemed perfect to me. Such a trap for the photographer!
Actually, I think I already have shared some pics from this session I consider my faves (no children, just the stones and the mossy ground), but I cant find the link to that certain post. I really have to start making an index to my publications, as @bambuka advised me...
Ok, probably that is all. I want to share a few other pics in this post as a bonus, just dont feel they are worth creating a separate blog; these are from the same travel, I found them in the same folder.
As far as I know, there even exists such a way of attributing the authenticity of cave paintings and, more broadly, other stuff - if there is lichens on them, then most likely the phenomenon exists for more than a hundred years (hundred years ago, people more likely were not yet interested in making fakes). Looking at this stone above, one wonders involuntarily: God! this stone was sitting quietly at this very spot for more than three hundred years — which is longer than the whole history of Romanoff's — the last Russian imperial house.
Good bye! Thank you for visiting --
And, have a great travels!
taken with Canon 350D +Sigma 50mm 1.4
location: Ladoga skerries, Karelia, Russia
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