A Walk with a View

Jul 13, 2023

This was taken on the southern tip of Islesboro, an island in Penobscot Bay Maine. The area is called Town Beach and faces south towards North Haven and Vinal Haven. The rocks in this area have a flat top with distinct striations that show the north-south movement of glaciers.

The picture is of a friend who is a painter who particularly likes German Expressionist paintings. With her back to the camera, it coincidentally and somewhat comically mimics ‘Ruckenfigur’ (literally ‘back-figure) a compositional technique made popular by Caspar David Frederich and his painting Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer (Wanderer above the Sea of Fog).