Oh my, textures and colours! Yet more treasures found in the Hornby Island 2009 photo archives
April 25, 2014 in Photoworks, Rocks by Marja-Leena
The complexity is fascinating, in different ways too in each of these.
Olga, the variety of rock shapes, textures and colours on Hornby Island has always kept me in thrall.
Love the “inlay”/extrusion in those flake grays and whites, and the rust next to the pale sagey color. The second is good, too, all that bewildering, complicated alternation of elements.
Marly, disappointingly the colours in the second photo became washed out in the compression for the web though I kept pumping it up. These two images do seem to show more colours in the rocks than usual.
Still lovely–too bad we can’t see the full magic!
I long for another visit to Hornby, to find all these treasures again, though they will be transformed after five years of weathering.
That first one looks as if it could be the blade of an oxidized knife. Of course, if it turns out it’s only 2cm long it might have been a fairy sword.
The second one is definitely the skull of an extinct branch of the Moomin Beast family.
Susan, I can’t recall how long the “blade” was, perhaps the length of one’s hand? And a Moomin beast skull? You do have a colourful imagination