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edge of time

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 28 June 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

an old piling - slowly swallowed by time

no trace of the planing, sweat, toil, labor, and industry that created this piling will remain here for long.

Paul Simon said it best: "Everything put together - sooner or later - falls apart."

Today's 'Larger View' is in black and white - I just couldn't decide (still can't):

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kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

makes for a fantastic image, great find!!

28 Jun 2010 7:16am

JPS from Le Havre, France

It's only a matter of time...

28 Jun 2010 7:35am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

The time erode and everything nibbles but it also leaves beautiful tracks of its passage

28 Jun 2010 8:50am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

probably the bw, but the composition is excellent either way

28 Jun 2010 6:13pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Black and white - definitely.

28 Jun 2010 7:43pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i like the find here.. the natural light is brilliant stephen!

28 Jun 2010 9:42pm

David from Detroit, United States

One has to wonder about the rusted spikes. This was clearly a structure. Time has eroded the original purpose.

28 Jun 2010 9:53pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a find Stephen! Superb lighting and the textures interact beautifully with the fine details... the tonality is so beautiful! I liked the color version a bit more at first glance, but the more I look at the b&w, the more I can feel the dilemma - a happy dilemma though!:-)))

29 Jun 2010 12:13am

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

i wish i could see this tree growing....

29 Jun 2010 12:02pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

It just makes me wonder about the people who struggled and sweated out a life here.

29 Jun 2010 12:55pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Definitely my kind of image. This is beautiful.

29 Jun 2010 3:46pm