Archive for the ‘Fences’ Category

Oh, yes. Through the grapevine.

Six images from a very unplanned series taken in Potawatomi Park on Monday afternoon.

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I was planning to shoot some wildflowers in a small meadow and was just warming up by taking random snaps along a weathered fence.

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Of course, then I started to get into it–I mean–who could resist those gorgeous red corkscrews?

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In the end, I skipped the meadow. I already had what I’d come for.

 I’m a little tired of soft and pretty at the moment. How about grit and drama with barbed wire and chains?

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Outside of Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Your friend, Wabi Sabi, is gifted and talented in many ways but one area where she particularly excels is in the Art of Whining.

Why can’t I have an apartment in Paris?

Who is this old woman who keeps showing up in my selfies?

Why are there so many cat posts on Facebook?

I’ve been whining lately because even though my prodigal lens has returned to the fold, my chances for magnificent architectural shots anywhere nearby are severely limited.

Why can’t I live someplace cool?

And then I woke to patchy fog on Friday, grabbed my coffee, my camera and car keys and went to explore the neighborhood.

All of these shots were taken within 3 miles of my house in the space of just one hour. 

Church Road, east of the highway

Ullmer's Farm on Bay Settlement Road. The Bay is below but shrouded in fog.

A little farther down Bay Settlement on the east side of the road

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Two shorebirds and a tire:  Communiversity Park on the Bay

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 A pretty productive hour, starting with two shots of espresso and ending with a Zen moment near the water. Yes, I’m still annoyed that I can’t live in Paris fulltime, but can admit my real-world neighborhood is nothing to whine about.

Saturday afternoon, different vineyard. Different look.

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This last shot looks like a sketch.  The trunks of the plants as well as the upright support posts cast strong horizontal shadows,  echoing the rows of thin wires stretched across the top. In stark contrast to all of these rigid horizontal and vertical lines, the red cordons or arms of the grape plants appear to be pin wheeling about the field.

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The Apollonian and Dionysian, order and chaos, alive and well in Door County vineyards.

Look what was hiding behind the same building that sported all those wonderful white windows!

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Sunrise plus fog in the Bay Settlement neighborhood.

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One more look behind the resale shop and then out to the street.

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