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What Used to be Pilings.......

By handlerstudio  
I have long been fascinated with the images of houses, cars, barns, trees.....all kinds of things natural and human made, as they decay and return to the earth. Many of the responses to this series of images have been decrying the litter on this beach. I wonder if other beaches, if they were not used for swimming, and similarly neglected, would also over years, accumulate detritus? Because of this visual interest of mine, I was less judgmental than exhilarated by the images I found on this beach. It is, after all, owned by the National Park Service. I suspect, because it is a beach NOT open to the ocean, but to a bay contained by Far Rockaway, a part of Queens, and Brooklyn, that all kinds of things in the water find their way there. So, theses former pilings, with moss growing out on them to me have a particular beauty, the wood wearing away, the pilings testament to a function long gone in distant memories.

Peter

Tags: Memory Decay Brooklyn Queens Landscape and travel Pilings

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Spkr51 4 United States
20 Jan 2017 12:57AM
Fine capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
20 Jan 2017 1:00AM
Just guessing they may have been a fishing weir. Very ancient looking in any case with really rich green growth. TG
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Jan 2017 2:01AM
I see there are a lot of the-- I was thinking-- The Watchers---

or maybe the ghosts of those who did not make it ashore......
Wonderful reflections helping the pilings look worse for wear. Well done Peter.
WesternRed..
Jocelia 9 2 1 Australia
20 Jan 2017 3:30AM
Ummmm! If sea birds visit at least they have something there to perch on.
I have veiwed your series with great interest Peter and the comments EPZers have
made on your photography,( which is great by the way).
I am sad though to see the neglect you have witnessed in your search to see also
how people DONíT care. This in itís self is very sad but thanks for bringing it to our
attention. Good on you......WinkWinkWink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2017 5:31AM
Extremely eye pleasing set Peter... Beautiful photography... Lead shot and the last full view for me. GrinGrin
Isabel
Splendid images, wonderful detail, beautifully captured, Peter.
BRITCHIE
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
20 Jan 2017 6:12AM
They do have a beauty to them....I have loved your "treasures" you have found and shared with us over the last few days...keep them coming...I wish you well with your new President...the World shudders
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Jan 2017 6:42AM
Another excellent set, Peter, I love the way these pilings are disintegrating into the most interesting shapes.
20 Jan 2017 7:29AM
An excellent set of images
20 Jan 2017 8:53AM

Quote:the pilings testament to a function long gone in distant memories.


Absolutely - an excellent, most interesting set, Peter.

RichardSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2017 9:08AM
Another great set PeterGrinGrin

Cliff
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2017 1:14PM
Nature is creating art at its best Peter. Many a sculpter would have loved to have created these.
Peter
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
20 Jan 2017 1:31PM
Sculpted by Nature, and beautifully so.
The lead image gets my UA.
20 Jan 2017 1:58PM

Quote:They do have a beauty to them....I have loved your "treasures" you have found and shared with us over the last few days...keep them coming...I wish you well with your new President...the World shudders


So many of us are absolutely horrified , still hard to believe, that Donald Trump is about to be President. And many hundreds of thousands of people, in DC and around the country, today and tomorrow, will be marching to express their, our, disapproval.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 723 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2017 8:48PM
Given me plenty to think about after reading your narrative, great image too
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2017 12:42AM

Quote:Given me plenty to think about after reading your narrative, great image too

I agree -great image and a wonderful feel of history /charachter in these weather eaten pilings .
Jo
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2017 8:54AM
Well composed great image of decay, Peter.

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