by Alison Perry
Rock Cairn along the Hudson is an image of tranquility by way of atmospheric space. It evokes a mood about nature, geologic time and things that remain behind. Walking along the Hudson in Piermont one evening last spring, I noticed a small pile of rocks. It looked to be a marker of sorts. The scene suggested a parallel between the rock pile and the rocky Palisades Cliffs off in the distance so I attached a wide angle lens to my camera and knelt down to photograph it. Doing so brought the two geologic elements a bit closer to each other and raised the horizon line above midpoint, resulting in a uniformly divided composition that applies the rule of thirds.