Saturday, January 15, 2011

Water and Rust

Photographs I took one late afternoon during our trip to the Outer Banks earlier this month. An alternate title for this Glimpse of the Edge post might have been, "In which Ali reveals her obsession with beach fences."

Beach Fence Posts in Later Afternoon


Seriously, though, do you ever get hooked on a particular subject and feel the desperate urge to take a thousand pictures of it? ...no? Just me?

Beach Fence Posts in Later Afternoon Beach Fence Posts in Later Afternoon


Anyway, I think maybe it's the water and rust theme reasserting itself again. There's something about weathered metal grown rough with age and exposure, against the clean, clear blues of the ocean and sky. Not to mention the striped shadow play, the tension of captivity and the frustration of erosion contrasted with the exhilaration of freedom and flight....

Beach Fence Posts in Later Afternoon


Or.... maybe I just think they're pretty.

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