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.