Edge

      Mossy Fence

Divisions

We draw lines,
create
walls and fences,
borders,
to divide the ground
into mine and
yours,
claiming ownership
of a landscape,
of an Earth,
that will persist
long after our
demise.
Does it belong
to me?
To you?
Can it belong to
anyone?
We are but
a fleeting presence
in an existence
that stretches for
millennia.

Fence with tree


I finally managed to get a post up on time – just! And actually with the pictures I took today. I didn’t think that was going to happen. Ordinarily I would perspective trim this a little on Photoshop to remove the lamp-post on the far right hand side without losing any width. Unfortunately I had been using a trial version of Photoshop cc which ran out yesterday. Rather than just paying for the full version of that I thought I’d buy Elements, which I’d heard would be suitable for my needs. Now, the program is bought and downloaded, but doesn’t want to install. ::sigh:: This means that I don’t have any Photoshop right now, which is irritating. Add to this that my dinosaur of a computer also won’t read my camera… and it keeps freezing… and some files won’t open…

I think I need a new computer.

Anyway, here are a few of the pictures from my archive that, for a while, I was considering using for this post. In case you can’t tell – I have a fondness for fences in photos.

snowy fence Overgrown fencesnowy day

 

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9 Comments on “Edge

  1. You have a way with fences. I like the green green first one and all the rest, too. Your poem adds to the mood. Maybe it reminds me of Robert Frost’s “The Mending Wall”.

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    • I don’t think I know that one – I’ll have to check it out. 🙂 I love taking pictures of fences. And gates, stiles, signposts, etc. It’s the whole nature and mankind connection, I think. Or maybe they just make me think of really enjoyable long walks in the countryside…

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      • I think it’s important to follow a theme or subject this way. My photo teachers in college always had us create a series of 15 images for our semester finals. Each picture has to relate to the whole and must be able to stand on its own. That’s when it’s really art and it makes a show. You’re on it.

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      • Thank you. I’ve never studied photography but I’m quite tempted to take a class. I’ve loved learning things in photo101. 🙂

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      • You have the eye and lots of technique. I liked the challenges in real live classes, the discussions and how we pushed each other and gave support, too. Lots like photo101 but in person.

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  2. Again, I’m so fascinated with your poetry. Perhaps I’m being inspired to try my hand at it? More likely I’m developing an appreciation of it.

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    • Thank you. 🙂 It’s good to know they’re being appreciated! With doing photography 101 most people have been commenting on the photos. And you ought to try it – I’m find it a great means of expressing my thoughts.

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