November 22, 2013

Skeleton, St. Lawrence River

Photograph by Stephen Clough, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

While walking along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City I saw this skeleton.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? This photograph has the elements of many shoreline shots I have seen—the waves made smooth by the long exposure time, the glistening sand—but the skeleton lends an unexpected and welcome twist. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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57 comments
志明 杨
志明 杨

 这是一个人类永恒的主题,令人焦虑的影像素材让更多的人去学会如何看待与思考人类及世界的命运。

Sean McConnell
Sean McConnell

sense of scale from the bones to the hills is really disorienting, a picture that gets better the longer you look at it.

Stephen Clough
Stephen Clough

Thank you so much everybody for your kind words and thoughts!!!! Just like people around the world and some, so far away, are becoming members of my familly!

Angel Fitzsimmons
Angel Fitzsimmons

Beautiful composition - the ocean, coming to claim back one of its own...

christine krom
christine krom

Can see me losing the race to keep my dog from rolling in it  or trying to scarf it down...And the aroma remenicent of childhood walks along the beaches of Lake Huron and coming across such a prize.

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

Memento mori.  It always ends badly, in that every living creature will die eventually.

The photographer's choices of a long shutter speed, a wide-angle view, a deep depth of field, and, most essentially, B&W rather than colour, all contribute to this photo's invocation of primordial elements of nature, and make this earth seem like a melancholy, desolate planet.

Ashutosh Pathak
Ashutosh Pathak

A wonderful shot with a Thought... The best part is complete skeleton, with Eye and nostrils are visible

vasantray parmar
vasantray parmar

The truth of life........ જીંદગીનું સત્ય

Steven G.
Steven G.

Wow, what a photo. Would have loved to have seen what J S thought about this one!

Shanna Jones
Shanna Jones

I don't feel sad, it is serene to me. . the skeleton does make your mind go to death but somehow it is a peaceful feeling, reminding you that time goes on.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Beautiful and ominous at the same time.

Doreen Ojala
Doreen Ojala

Nice balance, makes you think of what is going on with the environment, the beauty of it is deceptive!

beverly michalski
beverly michalski

I grew up on the American side of the St. Lawrence.  It's a beautiful river, but everything it takes winds up on the shore at some point.  That's a great pic, portrays beauty, life, and the last ripple of death.


Super Kami
Super Kami

This picture was a really great photo but like Janice it envoked sadness in me when i look at it

M. Hardesty
M. Hardesty

This photograph evoked sadness in me, seems to be deserted and abandoned there, lonely and quiet.  The black and white makes it all stand out even more, it is beautiful though.

Janice H.
Janice H.

This photo evoked sadness in me, seems to be deserted and desolate there.       The black and white makes it all stand out even more, especially the fish's skeleton.      

Patricia Mugica
Patricia Mugica

Wow...the life and death. Water is life....correct. The duality is in this this photograph. Great job

Heidi KNOLL
Heidi KNOLL

love this for the aesthetics of the image..

JERRY SMITH
JERRY SMITH

pollution!I am sorry for animal's loss

Yannick Belley
Yannick Belley

I think it's out of Quebec city. This look like St-Vallier. 30 minutes out of Québec city on the south shore of St. Lawrence river. Everyone should go there in october. It's a very wonderful country with falls colors and the hundred of thousands Snow Geese. Cause I live there :)

Eric Bergeron
Eric Bergeron

It's very cool to see a picture on N.G. shot of the day, made in the city where I live! 

I like the mix of the waves and the surprisingly big fish squeleton in front. Nice shot.

Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma

very nice use of slow shutter and a composition...

Tiger Touch
Tiger Touch

Fully used the  features of the wide-angle lens to create a shocking effect. 

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