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Rock Pile

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 27 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

At most of our hikes along rocky shores in Maine, we saw piles of rocks, similar to this.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I think that this is the world's most common monument.

27 Mar 2013 5:48am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

We even have a name for them in the Great White North.... Inukshuk (not too sure about spelling)

27 Mar 2013 6:41am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice capture

27 Mar 2013 7:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice composition.

27 Mar 2013 8:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely foreground and I like the painterly style you achieve with the depth of field.

27 Mar 2013 9:53am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

I took a very similar photo recently while at the beach...lovely use of DoF and great composition.

27 Mar 2013 10:07am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and colors !

27 Mar 2013 10:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely presented

27 Mar 2013 10:22am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle gestion de la pqc!!! amitié

27 Mar 2013 10:44am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I wonder if the cairn represents anything significant. Excellent find, Ruthie!

27 Mar 2013 11:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

They are quite common, but not sure what is the meaning

27 Mar 2013 12:32pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

The color and texture of the rocks are beautiful Ruthie, a super find, I like!! Enjoy the day!

27 Mar 2013 12:46pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition ce sont des cairns pour retrouver la route!!

27 Mar 2013 1:12pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Macca Pacca has been here!

27 Mar 2013 1:21pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love rock piles - the bigger the better

27 Mar 2013 1:23pm

tataray from france, France

Belle composition, j'aime les textures.
Passage du "petit Poucet" !... :))

27 Mar 2013 1:23pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this apparent marker someone has left to document their presence. Nice shot.

27 Mar 2013 3:06pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very nice use of focus.

27 Mar 2013 3:29pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Interesting found, nice capture.

27 Mar 2013 3:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very nice off-centre frame, striking compo and colours !

27 Mar 2013 3:51pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great capture!

27 Mar 2013 3:56pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Good shot and the second one I've encountered today on Am3.
Cairn in the eastern hemisphere and Inukshuk here in ours. ;D

27 Mar 2013 4:09pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Lovely colours and DOF. Great shot !

27 Mar 2013 4:11pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Für mich wären die gestapelten Steine genug gewesen. Der obere Teil ist eigentlich zu viel.

27 Mar 2013 4:17pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

beautiful compo and colours

27 Mar 2013 4:28pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

love all the different colours and textures of the rocks

27 Mar 2013 4:43pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love this rock pile.
Are these individual rocks on one another? Is there a reason to why the rocks are placed where they are?

27 Mar 2013 5:53pm

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

I think they're cairns. Love the Maine coast. Love the colors in the photo too!

27 Mar 2013 6:20pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great capture ! wonderful ! 5*****

27 Mar 2013 6:37pm

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

I like the focusing that gives a great depth of field.

27 Mar 2013 7:29pm

Yvonne Simons (:|:) from Tilburg, Netherlands

I like yours too!! Nice colors :-)

27 Mar 2013 7:31pm

helys from Paris, France

So beautiful
Great DOF, textures, contrasts, colors

27 Mar 2013 7:46pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wow Ruthie this is definitely spotlight material it's so clever and the focus is fantastic. Really well done. Goooo you!!

27 Mar 2013 7:56pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est joliment composé

27 Mar 2013 8:07pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful focus and find ... love the natural slated color palette! Very attractive photo!

27 Mar 2013 8:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Very artistic creation:)

27 Mar 2013 8:51pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Someone's piece of art

27 Mar 2013 8:52pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful framing and colors ! Nice capture.

27 Mar 2013 8:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color of the rocks. I like that they are wet! A lovely little sculpture that hopefully with withstand the waves!

27 Mar 2013 9:58pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, very good dof

27 Mar 2013 9:58pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent contraste net/ flou sur cet univers des pierres!
Bonne fin de journée!

27 Mar 2013 9:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful frame & colors!

27 Mar 2013 10:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

These abound all around the world, and each one is unique. Nice find !

27 Mar 2013 10:15pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully-rich colors that stand out in these wet rocks!!

27 Mar 2013 10:29pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain


27 Mar 2013 10:34pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An extraordinary composition ... effect on fantasy. I like.
At the beach every summer meeting these stones stacked on top of each other ... not its meaning ...
Best regards, Adela

27 Mar 2013 11:48pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Fantastic Dof !
Great Compo

27 Mar 2013 11:49pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting rock pile ... colors are wonderful !!!

27 Mar 2013 11:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

when you are going cross country in the high mountains, those are a godsend

28 Mar 2013 12:29am

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

Good detail in the foreground subject.

28 Mar 2013 12:58am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Hazy and almost dreamlike, I didn't really know what I was seeing then I scrolled down and saw the gorgeous rock pile :) Lovely !

28 Mar 2013 1:49am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

When we go hiking in the west these are often used to mark a trail that is over a rocky area or a trail above the tree line. In that case they are called rock cairns. I think some people make them for fun as an art form too. Cool shot.

28 Mar 2013 2:24am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

People like to build these cairns. Nice shot.

28 Mar 2013 3:10am

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Lovely capture.

28 Mar 2013 3:24am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Very nice use of depth of field. Terrific shot, Ruthie.

28 Mar 2013 4:13am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

These cairns are probably necessary to keep people on the trail.

28 Mar 2013 4:23am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Genial captura de estas maravillosas piedras alineadas
entre si... Espectacular color luz... ***** Que pases feliz día.

28 Mar 2013 5:34am