Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tide's out ...

... or at least that's what it looked like to me at this point on the St. Lawrence River. Although the St. Lawrence is influenced by ocean tides, their effects disappear far from here, at Trois Rivières, Québec, so I'm not sure how this apparent high water mark developed on these rocks. It's possible that plants are/were growing in a narrow band to create the illusion.

(60mm  f8.0  1/15 sec  ISO200)


15 comments:

Dawn said...

The tide has always seems a tricky thing to me. I had better learn more about it though...West COast Trail this summer (yippeee!)...and I think you have to watch the tide in order to get over to the adjoining trail. Miss it- and you have to wait a few more hours:)

Like the rocks here....I guess you could always wait it out to see if the tide really does come up to that level? (Although you may be waiting a long while...)

darlin said...

Rick this is a fascinating fantastic photo, it has me curious how the tide works. If you figure out how the water marks got that high please keep us posted.

You always come up with such cool photos, well not always, the spider ones aren't cool! lol

ju-north said...

I like this! We have started to see huge amounts of stones being washed up on our local beach where previously there has never been anything but sand. I must say I prefer the sand instead of the stones which make walking difficult.

imac said...

Water marks are a wonderful thing to shoot Rick.
Nice one my friend.

magda said...

It is wonderful nature, see that sprouted!
And your photo speaks ..
Greetings

Kenneth Larsson said...

Nice shot and a great blog to!

Have a nice day! :-)

Scott said...

Maybe there are times when the river is that high in the spring runoff??? Whatever it makes for a very interesting and thought provoking photo.

joey said...

Another favorite subject ... rocks and shorelines!

Soraia B. said...

Very good! :D

CarreraCaballo said...

The photo is crisp and clean. I like the graduated colors :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

There's so much mystery to this world of ours .. I really wouldn't have a clue, but it does look like a water mark. Lovely spot, none the less! Have a wonderufl week end Rick! I just noticed you almost have 170 followers now Rick .. well done. Its a testament to your beautiful images & words! :)

Rick said...

Not having lived near tidal waters I find the tide fascinating. Yep - you'd better be well aware of it then on the trail, Dawn - don't want to be caught out there by the tide. I think I'd have to wait till global warming became a reality before I'd see the tide this high up on the St. Lawrence though ;-)

Oh Darlene - I'm disappointed; I thought you would have liked a close up of one of God's creatures (that way you wouldn't have to look closely at a real one ;-) I'm pretty sure it isn't a tidal mark on those rocks, but I suppose it could be a high water mark. Thanks, Darlene !

Thank you Julia. I wonder what's causing stones to appear on your beach ? Hmmm - photos soon ?

Thank you kindly, Stewart !

Rick said...

Thank you so much, Magda !

Thanks for visiting, and your nice comment, Kenneth ! Have a wonderful weekend.

Yes, that's a possibility, Scott; I may have to get down there again in April/May and have a look. Thank you.

Thanks joey - that's what makes photography so interesting - many favourites ! ;-)

Thanks Soraia !

Rick said...

Thank you Joseph !

Yes, there's always lots to discover in this world ! I hope your weekend is going well already, Katherine. Thank you for your kind words - I truly feel blessed by all the wonderful people who come by for a visit. My regret is that there aren't enough hours in the day/week to visit everyone - I'll have to work out a system to do that, perhaps every other week or so.