So… I think these are pilings. They run along a pier, anyway. As you can tell I’m not that great with nautical stuff. Please don’t ask me to tie a fancy knot (that would get embarrassing in a hurry).
Steve Zissou: “Can you hear the Jack Whales singing?”
*distant horn sounding*
Ned Plimpton: “Beautiful. I wonder what they’re saying?”
Steve Zissou: “Well, actually that’s a sludge tanker over there…
*distant whales singing*
Steve Zissou: “There you go…”
– Bill Murray and Owen Wilson – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified
Sometimes I look at industrial stuff and admire the utility of it. It’s a raw form of art.
Agreed, Jason –
I’ve always felt the very same way!
Yummy. Bold and striking, SIG. Love the colours, too.
Thanks, S.E. – there aren’t too many piers around here, but this tiny one is pretty cool…
Grimy, grungy, rust…all too appealing not to photograph. Very cool
Absolutely! Those are three things that are always fun to come across!
Thank you very much, sir! 🙂
Yep. I like it. Nice shot!
That is very nice to hear!
Thanks so much, Eden!
I love rust and the feelings it invokes
Me, too, N.M. –
oxidization almost always creates a very interesting feel…
I like the industrial themes. We think industry remains on the sidelines of our lives, but it’s the mechanism that makes all the stuff that surrounds us. I think there’s a lot of poetry in that.
Very well said, sir…
I could spend days photographing things like this…
I like your stylish minimalism … less is more …
Thanks very much, sir…
I think simple can be elegant…
Love it, Inky. And love the comments above – esp. the one from Good Greatsby. Me, I have a thing for big brick power generator buildings. Something about the smokestacks and former century I find irresistible. Back in Philly, I also found the oil fields – with their big reserve tanks, beautiful in their own way. Some people think industrial production is ugly and should be shielded from sight, but I agree. There is beauty in everything.
So well said, Dishy!
I have nothing against idyllic nature scenes etc. (I continue to photograph plenty of that myself), but I’ve always been drawn to things that show the hand of humans somehow… especially things that are from a bygone era with an element of history and the passage of time…
there are endless stories that can be written there…
These could be smoke stacks, or canons facing upwards! By limiting the photograph to its bare elements, we are kept guessing as to what it is and are left to interpret it in many many different ways.
Absolutely! I tend to roll my eyes at artists who go on for days about the hidden meaning(s) in their work… I think it’s much more exciting to see how different people each with their own unique and interesting background will interpret and give meaning to an image.
Thank you, sir!
Yeah, I find it so interesting, the many and varied ways we can all see the same thing.
I think that’s half the fun, S.E…
well, that and taking the photos…
and processing them…
Your title tells us something, but your choice of cropping drains away the context. It’s man-made, it serves some function or did at one point, and we see the passage of seasons. For me, work like this fosters my visual curiosity and forces me to contemplate the ‘stuff’ of the world around us.
Okay, so I did go alittle art school on you, but I have to justify the thousands spent you know. But all that shit I said above still goes. 😉
I’ll take that shit, Mr. J. – thank you very, very much!
Mind if I do a little copy paste and pretend that’s my own?!
Haha, knock yourself out.
Are you sure they are not Pierlings? I love when you post photographs of rusty old stuff. There’s just something so great about stuff like that
Hahaha… to tell you the truth, I’m never really sure, Tony.
But I do know you should stay current with your tetanus shot… these things will sneak up on a guy!
I think you might have piles Spilled Ink Guy 😦 Nasty!
I have no idea what they are but I love anything old and rusty…good photo Inky!!! 😀
I’ll take that – thank you, Mary! 🙂
oh darn, i was just going to ask you to tie me a knot too.
I knew I should’ve been a boyscout!
Looks like two angry guns to me.
The good news is they’re pretty old and rusty…
perhaps we can out run them, Binky?!
is it a two-legged chair? 🙂
it used to have four legs AND a seat, but as you can see from all that rust…
There you go!
I like this photo
It’s always nice to hear that –
thank you, Marina! 🙂
You might be ignorant with nautical stuff… but you sure aren’t with the camera!!!
Oh, Life Aquatic! People didn’t like that movie, but my son Chris and I loved it!! Hilarious.
That is very kind of you, Juana… thank you!
I have noticed that as well. It always surprises me, though. Honestly I love pretty much anything that Wes Anderson is involved with…
I guess one has to be talented to understand movies like that!! Hahahahahhaahahahaaaaaaa!!!
there you go! 🙂
Sweet! It’s spherical, yet pointy in parts! 😛
Head! Pilings! Now! 🙂