Friday, October 4, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday - Savin Rock, near and far

Savin Rock up close, 22 September
Savin Rock, more distant in the early Spring - the lovely Patti in shadow
Shadow Shot Sunday returns as I look at nearby Savin Rock in West haven Connecticut. Set on the shoreline of New Haven Harbor. Looking up close at said rock, it seems huge, almost as if it is part of an outcropping set in a rocky canyon, a small part of a rocky ridge. Up close, that is...from a distance, it looks as if it were more of an anthill...

It is merely a matter of perspective. However, standing atop it on a clear day, one can see across Long Island Sound and Long Island NY, 12 miles (19 km) distant. The colonial army kept a sentry on it to see any advancing warships of the Royal Navy as they approached (and actually landed in 1779) during the American Revolution. So whether big or small in perspective, it is an impressive rock...

12 comments:

Jeannie Marie said...

Nice shadows while visiting Savon Rock! It looks like a crisp fall day!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful day indeed, Ralph! Lovely skies, lots of sunshine and wonderful shadows! I love that rock!! Impressive it is and a great history! Thanks for sharing!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Most things (great or small) are matters of perspective!

Shadowy Critter

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Wondering if they let folks up on the hill...love the history with the image. Can you imagine having sentries be a part of everyday life? Not me.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love all those craggy shapes in the shadowy rock. And a great view of the rock looking so grassy from a distance.

robin. said...

great details with your photo Ralph!!! i agree with MMT's comment!!

BLOGitse said...

Me too, agree with MMT's comment!
Patti's shadow is the best shadow! :)
Happy Sunday!
BLOGitse

Catherine said...

Great perspective here

Chubby Chieque said...

As everyone said: PERSPECTIVE with a great lens everything makes PERFECT.

Mrs. P. You did a great job.

Hugs to you both.
/CC girl

Laura said...

Perspective is everything.

colleen said...

That bench looks inviting and the person shadow is intriguing.

Kay L. Davies said...

Interesting history of this rock. In western Canada, where we have many, many rocks, few of them have such personal histories, but the rocks in my SSS post today have a very, very ancient history.
K