E.J.Wilkins

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Nature's Rockery

Taken near Cascais in Portugal, this area of limestone (?) looked very much like my 'ideal' rockery ... if only we had so much space.   

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Nature's Rockery

Taken near Cascais in Portugal, this area of limestone (?) looked very much like my 'ideal' rockery ... if only we had so much space.   

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comments (19)

  • alex
  • 7 Apr 2007, 01:54
ellie, looks like a place you could take pictures of for hours...so many different angles to have fun with.
EJWilkins: There's loads to see there Alex, too much to see and never quite enough time. smile
Hi Ellie smile Great textures and colors.
EJWilkins: Thanks Kay smile
It definitely looks like lime stone. It must be natures interpretation of a Japanese Zen garden, or would that be the other way around?
EJWilkins: Thanks for thinking the same about the limestone Martin smile
  • Mia
  • 7 Apr 2007, 04:38
Yep, the white gives away that its limestone (?) I like how there are shrubs in the middle, trying to grow in a obviously "rocky" environment. Very nice shot Ellie, you've got the clarity right up to the top of the shot!
EJWilkins: The clefts are quite deep and look just wonderful, much better than in this picture.
Thanks for confirming it's limestone smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 Apr 2007, 06:03
That's exactly the kind of rock garden we should have in our back yard and thus eliminate all watering and/or mowing, Ellie! smile

This is so crisp and focused! Delightful.
EJWilkins: I think it's the sort of thing we try to do, it would certainly be low maintenance wouldn't it?
The picture was taken roughly under the +
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=38.691022&lon=-9.430644&z=17.2&r=0&src=ggl
First thing I thought of was snakes as well.
EJWilkins: There might be some, but we only saw lizards. wink
  • mal
  • 7 Apr 2007, 10:17
is this a natural formation El? lovely shot though. mal
EJWilkins: Completely natural Mal, action of the wind and the sea. It's a spectacular stretch of coastline.
The picture was taken about where the + is ...
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=38.691022&lon=-9.430644&z=17.2&r=0&src=ggl
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 7 Apr 2007, 10:52
Crisp, clear encyclopaedia type of shot Ellie. Nicely done. Many regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil smile
Feel the same as Ginnie, if this could be transported to my front garden right now, I'm sure all my neighbours would be delighted! The builders left in November but the garden still looks like a fall out site. Are you sure it's limestone though? It couldn't be some kind of lava rock could it?
EJWilkins: I've been told it's limestone, the grey rippled areas intrigue (and confuse) me. It's on the Atlantic coast, so gets some fierce seas.
I hope you get your front garden fixed soon, maybe this will be your inspiration ... wink
  • chris p
  • waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 7 Apr 2007, 14:19
Looks like an Iguana's des res Ellie grin
EJWilkins: Oh absolutely! But, we only saw some teeny little lizards, that moved oh so incredibly quickly.
You pulled it off.
EJWilkins: Just about wink
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2007, 20:18
Strangely beautiful image.
EJWilkins: .. and beautiful to see for real smile
Sapce ? you have the whole of the New Forest to play with smile I do have a smallish rock garden and like everyone else I'd love to have this one to hide in. Very nice shot indeed.
EJWilkins: You'd be hard pressed to hide here Johnny, the gaps between the rocks are true ankle-catchers!
Yes, I do play in the New Forest, but wtill wouldn't mind some of this at home wink
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 7 Apr 2007, 22:28
Hang on to the Dimage - it takes super shots.

I like these wild places wherever they appear. To keep it really wild, I'd crop out that bit of road is it? in the extreme top left corner.
EJWilkins: Yes, it does doesn't it .. even though at times it doesn't do the right thing. Our son has just been to Greece, he took it with him and got some impressive pictures.
You noticed the bit of fence, darn it! A hesitation on my part because I thought it would look better with the top of the rocks close to the top of the picture, and a little gap to try to get some sort of depth. ... I need lessons! smile
The composition leaves me wondering what to focus on in the photo, but apart from that, I do like the quality of the rock. I'd love to have some of it in my garden, too.
EJWilkins: No, not a lot to focus on Karen, you're absolutely right about the 'quality' of the picture. It's one I like because it helps me remember the place, but I hesitated to use it on here for exactly that reason. Thanks smile
very nice. i love the lighting .
EJWilkins: It was bright, bright sunshine that day smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Apr 2007, 23:11
Great pic of the rockery - but you and Ginnie must be practical. If you were to do something in this garden, how are you gonna get the tools there or push a barrow between those narrow crags? Maybe fill the craggs up with concrete and paint the surface green for grass and red and blue spots for flowers smile
EJWilkins: Tools? Easy, fasten them to long sticks! tongue Couldn't get a barrow across this, too wobbly.
Goodness me, you'd put gnomes here too, I'll bet!
Ellie! It is necessary to have a great garden to be able to have all this rockery in him!
Strange again and beautiful !!

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