30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 25

I’ve been reading an interesting book titled “Living on the Edge – a guide to tide pool animals, seaweeds, and seaside plants.”  The book was written by Ruth Gortner Grierson, who writes a nature column for a local newspaper, and Thomas Vining, who was an interpretive ranger in Acadia National Park.  This guide is informative yet concise.  I like concise!  It has inspired me to pay more attention to the shoreline and examine tide pools and seaside plants more closely.  Today, I ventured to Wonderland – a magical place – where I wandered the rocky coast for two hours completely engrossed in this rugged, diverse convergence of land and sea.

I chose one of my favorite seaside plants as my photo of the day.  I love the simplicity of its flowers – Rosa rugosa – the less common white-flowering variety.  Learning about the meaning of botanical names has always fascinated me.  In many cases, botanical names are extremely descriptive lending themselves to memory more easily.   I understand that “rugose” means wrinkled or corrugated.  In this case, the rugosa refers to the botanical meaning of the reticulate venation of the leaf being rough and ridged – sometimes mentioned in text as “quilted.”

Rosa rugosa white (1 of 1)

  • I used the Aperature priority setting – ISO set at 250.  My camera settings are 1/320 sec. f/5.6 120mm
  • I did not have my tripod along for this trek along the rocky coast – too much to carry!
  • Exposure Compensation was set to -0.00.
  • In Lightroom, I did not adjust this photograph much – a slight alteration of vibrance setting and highlights – that’s it!  I did crop the photograph.

Since it has been my pattern to include more than one photo, I will not break with this tradition!  I could have wandered along this shoreline for many hours but the weather was threatening and I wanted to get to my favorite organic farm before they closed!

Sea Lymegrass (1 of 1)
Sea Lymegrass in the foreground
Wonderland near high tide (1 of 1)
More waves and rocks!
Glasswort (1 of 1)
Fall color of Glasswort
Seaside Plantain (1 of 1)
Seaside Plantain
New York Asters (1 of 1)
New York Aster

Rugosa Rose near Wonderland (1 of 1)

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