Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Creative Photo#7

This week' submission to Roger's Creative Photo Contest. This is a storm fence and erosion limiting vegetation on Long Island Sound at Lighthouse Point. Granted, the wave action here is almost non-existent when compared to the surf of the Atlantic, but erosion is quite natural on the Sound shore as well.

What is intriguing here, is that fence must have a personality. Taken in late Winter '86, the fence was up through a hurricane the prior fall and did not topple, thereby performing its job admirably. This is a great time to visit a beach. The temp is cold, but not too cold. The sun gets stronger in March, the crowds are non-existent and the end of a perfect day to such beach combing is a rewarding mug of warm cider.

I see the fence styled like prison bars, but in what way: To keep the surf out or to keep the sand in?

What I like about this early spring beach trip is the muted beach ambiance and the plainer tones of the sand. When you look on the shore in March you are tantalized by the sun and can imagine the nicer warm weather and blue skies and water that will inevitably come your way.

22 comments:

Raven said...

I'm a sucker for beaches and for shadows, so I really love this photo. I like the angles of the lines of fence/fence shadow and the texture of the different layers - grass, sand, fence, sea.... Lovely.

genny said...

Nice entry and the beach is pretty.

me ann my camera said...

I like your 'prison bars' sepia fence very much! Usually this sort of fence doesn't hold much beauty for me but in this case it totally fits the location and job, adjusting to the sway of the winds off the water. In my area we would call this a snow fence for in the winter it stops the blowing snow from drifting.

I also love the red biplane on your Ruby Tuesday post. I think old photos are wonderful.

Thank you for your visits to mine.
ann

Daryl said...

So peaceful ... so relaxing .. got an extra blanket or beach chair?

:-Daryl

the teach said...

Ralph, this is an excellent Creative Photography photo! The lines are so interesting! Good luck in the contest! :)

Sandee said...

I love the beach. Wish I was closer to one. Good job with the photo.

Dianne said...

I love the beach in the winter. You described it perfectly

the lines of the fence are beautiful and the overall warm color of the photo is lovely

great one ralph!

Roger said...

Awesome beach shot Ralph, I wish I could just live on the beach.

Thank you for your Creative Photography submission. I been late with my comments doing a engine overhaul so sorry.

Linda said...

I really, really like this shot! It definitely looks like a prison sort of shot to me, too. Just so lonely and desolate.

Good luck with the contest! This is a great entry!

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful lines in this picture.

Ralph, you're right. The man in the middle is the real :)

Gattina said...

I didn't even realize first that it was the sea behind ! very special picture !

WillThink4Wine said...

I love this! I grew up across the street from the beach in a small suberb of Boston. While I love "beachy" things, I can no longer go to the beach because of the crowds, parking and all those rules! It's hard to find nowadays, but I love to walk the shoreline on a secluded empty beach looking for sea glass and smooth stones, especially in the fall and winter!

Linda said...

I believe I forgot to mention that you've been tagged for a meme! Please stop by and check it out!

Patti said...

Ralphie,
This photo worked out much better for the contest than I thought it would when you showed it to me.

Fall and winter are the best times for the beach, for me. ;-D

Sanni said...

Perfect! Absolutely perfect!

Good luck in the contest, Ralph!

Lori Stilger said...

Trying to make me homesick, Ralph? :D Actually, I prefer the Pacific Northwest beach, but ocean is ocean! :D I miss it - we lived on the Oregon coast for 3 years. Thanks so much for sharing your pic, and for your comment on my shot. :)
Have a wonderful day - be blessed!

Anndi said...

I love this picture. I know what you mean about the water seeming so inviting in the spring as the sunlight dances on the surface.. but stick a toe in and yowza!

Elfenkate said...

This is so peaceful.
The shadows play wonderfully on the beach. I enjoyed this a lot.

Mimi Lenox said...

Very nice photo, Ralph!

You've been royally tagged by Mimi Queen of Memes (aka I-hear-the-dungeon-is-really-hot-this-time-of-year)...

Somebody Get Me Out Of This Corset: The Needs Meme

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The composition in your shot is awesome. The shadows and the sparkling water in the background is terrific. I managed to get a beach shot the other day which isn't easy. The beaches are about a 5 hour drive from here but so worth it when I can get there!
~Michele~

Sweeta said...

We are going to the beach this weekend. That is great shot!

Tink *~*~* said...

I agree that March is one of the better times to visit the beach. One day this past march, I got a middle-of-the-night text from a friend living on Sanibel Island to let me know that if I wanted some good shells, I'd better get out there. You'd better believe I got out of bed, dressed, and in the car FAST! March often provides the right wind conditions to find amazing things washed up on the beaches.

Tink *~*~*
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