Tuesday, October 03, 2006

At Torbay Beach

A photographic moment spans fractions of a second. As painters of light we distill our subject from all the world before us. Thus, we create our art.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Torbay Beach Painting

On Sunday afternoon I drove to Torbay but after several pictures I still remained uninspired. I then used a slow shutter speed and set the camera on enhanced mode for one last chance of capturing the seascape. The resulting image showed colors from an artist's canvas and I was pleasantly surprised.

Tangled Bollard

A bollard is a short wooden, iron or stone post used on a quayside for mooring ships. The term may be related to bole, meaning the lower trunk of a tree. Bollards are rarely totally cyclindrical, but typically have a larger diameter near the top to discourage mooring warps (docklines) from coming loose.
- exerpt from Wikipedia

This example, with its confusing mass of rope lines, is shaped like a set of horns - an oversized deck cleat.