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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 December 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Ellison Bluff features a densely wooded two-tiered rock terrace -- part of the larger Niagara Escarpment rock formation that stretches and winds though the site providing spectacular views from the bluff tops. Extending from New York, into Wisconsin and forming the Door Peninsula, the limestone-capped Niagara Escarpment was formed through sediment deposition of inland seas more than 425 million years ago and contains fossil-rich sedimentary bedrock. Over time, the soft rocks under a more resistant limestone cap wear away leaving bluffs, which rise 200 feet above the Bay's shore.

Ellison Bluff is owned by Door County and was designated a State Natural Area in 2002.

Photo captured August 17, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/6.7 ISO 250 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Magnifique ciel.

9 Dec 2020 5:14am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Beautiful and peaceful landscape

9 Dec 2020 6:14am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle prise de vue ..Merci pour les explications

9 Dec 2020 6:40am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

You can really see why it's a tourist area, Steven!

9 Dec 2020 6:48am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting inf of this landscape.

9 Dec 2020 7:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely viewpoint with beautiful light and cool colour

9 Dec 2020 9:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition and light!

9 Dec 2020 9:49am

jean pierre from Paris, France

belle compo!!

9 Dec 2020 9:50am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful view on the sea with this spotlight ;-0

9 Dec 2020 10:15am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a great and calming scene Steven. 5*

9 Dec 2020 11:34am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

Lovely light, though it looks cool for August, Steven (you are going to tell me it was hot!)

9 Dec 2020 1:02pm

@lisl: It was warm with everyone in shorts. We were waiting for the sunset and here the sun was blocked (except on the water's surface) by clouds until..........tomorrow's photo.

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

The sense of scale and space is very effective...

9 Dec 2020 2:29pm

Willy from Belgium

Quelle vue spectaculaire Steven

merci pour ce joli partage

greetings

9 Dec 2020 2:39pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Such a peaceful and quiet scenery.

9 Dec 2020 3:13pm

Diane from Vancouver Island, Canada

It's nice that you provide details about some of these scenes. I find it quite interesting. I must also say that the moment this page opened up this image grabbed my attention. Absolutely beautiful. Because you framed it so well with the trees, I couldn't help but notice that 'spot' on the waters surface being illuminated by the sun.

9 Dec 2020 3:43pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien la vue et ce ciel

9 Dec 2020 3:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the natural framing. Such a peaceful view

9 Dec 2020 4:25pm

tataray from France

Magnifique plongée sur ce point de vue charmant.

9 Dec 2020 5:34pm

Don from SpokaneI’m very creative composition, United States

Trees add to the landscape. Well done.

9 Dec 2020 5:47pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm glad this lovely place was made natural area for all to enjoy. Nice capture.

9 Dec 2020 5:51pm

Rose from United States

What a view that is!

9 Dec 2020 7:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent view. This is just beautiful! Beautifully framed by the tree! So peaceful!

9 Dec 2020 8:04pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful view, nicely composed

9 Dec 2020 9:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice frame!
L O V E L Y !

9 Dec 2020 10:41pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I like this colors and view a lot.

9 Dec 2020 11:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image of this very beautiful area. Impressive clouds floating overhead.

9 Dec 2020 11:16pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

beautiful scene. nice framing.

9 Dec 2020 11:36pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice. I like the composition with the trees encircling the scene.

10 Dec 2020 1:49am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Oh Steven! That is just a beautiful image - wonderful composition with delicate light!

10 Dec 2020 2:12am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful framing of the water and I just love its texture and subtle tone. Thanks for the information about the area as well.

10 Dec 2020 3:04am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice natural framing of the moody sky and water

10 Dec 2020 3:15am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I would love to spend some time there.

10 Dec 2020 12:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent view. Great capture of this beautiful scene. :)

10 Dec 2020 2:46pm

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful landscape and superb view!
The existence of that spotlight in the background is magical.

10 Dec 2020 5:59pm

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très beau panorama ou cette lumière "argentée" fait merveille !

11 Dec 2020 1:16am

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

lovely !

13 Dec 2020 3:09am