Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Time

I am participating in Friday My Town Shoot Out, where we take photos around our respective towns and share them. Today's theme is TIME. So, first I will show you the town clock in Loveland, Ohio - a really nice little village just outside of Cincinnati. Then, we will take the long view of time - while staying in the same location!
Notice that I did not 'center' the clock! It is on the 1/3 line(!) in adherence to the Rule of Thirds. Now, let's stay in the same location and travel back in time 500 million years. We are still just outside of what will one day be Cincinnati. But, now it is the Ordovician Period, and there is a warm, shallow sea here. Here are some 500 million year old fossils that I found not far from where that clock stands today.
If you look closely, especially at the second fossil picture, you will see that the floor of the ancient sea was covered with tiny shells. The first fossil photo is little branching corals.

33 comments:

  1. place connected by time - Where houston sits was under the same sea... but no foccils - just salt domes holding in the oil and up by Austen some caves where later water ran through the limestones / marble creating beautiful underground marble castles...

    so far this is the best depiction of time....

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    1. Thank you!!! Also, I did not know that about Texas. That is so interesting...

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  2. Very interesting. Its hard to imagine Ohio being under the sea! I always learn something from your posts. They are so thoughtfully written with great photos.

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  3. Whew! You really took time to the extreme! Putting time in perspective for all the rest of the posts! Great job and great approach.

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  4. Cool fossils finds! Probably the oldest things in this link up. Even older than me...haha!

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    1. I could probably give you a run for your money! LOL!

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  5. Wow! I want those fossils! I've always loved seeing them in rocks. Your photos are stunning.

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    1. They are EVERYWHERE around here... I could send you some, if you want.

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  6. Idea for showing the passage of time. Great photos too.
    QMM

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    1. Thank you! Appreciate you stopping by ;)

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  7. Wow love these photos. The real time stand still through fossils, awesome!

    Kim,USA

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It is so hard for me to imagine...500 million years!

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  8. I dare say you probably went further back in time than anyone else (well at least of the participants I've visited so far...)

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    1. LOL! I was thinking that - unless someone took pictures of the stars!

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  9. I love fossils. What a good idea.

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  10. Super clock but the fossils are WOW.

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    1. Hey MizzKay! I'm really glad you like them :)

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  11. Interesting facts about your town and I love that fossil shot.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog,....... And these photos are very cool!

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    1. I really like your blog! I feel like a falling lady sometimes! I need to be as relaxed as the ones in your paintings!

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  13. Oh I didn't know about this challenge until now!
    So great to see the pictures of the fossils... I love those!

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    1. Yea, I love this meme. It's really different. Thanks, on the fossil photos!!

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  14. Your clock looks similar to the one in my town, and I didn't center mine either! :) We must have been on the same creative wavelength. Greetings from Pleasantville, NY :)

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    1. I wonder whether Loveland and Pleasantville bought them from the same place? LOL! I just noticed we both live in these nice-sounding places...mine is "Love" and yours is "Pleasant." :)

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  15. Thanks for the step back in time. And what a huge step, too. I can't even begin to imagine what another 500 million years will do to our earth.

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    1. Hm...that's interesting to think about going 500 million years into the future...

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