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Sketches From The Forgotten Coast: The Wave II

A manufactured separation with nothing to divide.

Sketches From The Forgotten Coast: The Wave II

A manufactured separation with nothing to divide.

comments (28)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Dec 2009, 06:04
I lovethe snaking form of this thing Vik: and the look of the texture from which it has seemingly emerged
vz-nostalgia: They work so seamlessly together, Chris, as if these two, the fence and the sand, were born for each other, weren't they? smile
Cool composition.
vz-nostalgia: smile I try my best, Odd Jeppesen. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Dec 2009, 08:56
Yes, fine graphic structures- I like the pale sand-yellow- and I can imagine the fight of winds and storms against this fragile looking fence, but it could hold its field! I remember a former pic of this motif!
vz-nostalgia: Something about these fences in the sand that fascinates me, Ms. Philine. They look so absurdly on the sand dunes, dividing nothing, like artificially built borders between peoples (say, as West Germany and DDR were).
Hope you had a good Christmas Viktor. I like this picture. Nicely monochromatic and well composed.
vz-nostalgia: I was sick as a dog with flu, Bill. smile
Bill: Nicely monochromatic and well composed.
VZ: As if you expected less than that. smile You're not new to Nostalgia, Bill. smile
What a clever framing ! Of course... great diagonal for this curved fence.
vz-nostalgia: ...of course. smile
I was making frames since I was a little kid, Ms. Flo. smile
This fence is like the abstract image of a human spine.
vz-nostalgia: It has never occured to me to think of it this way, Ms.Delia. Like remnants of a prehistoric beast. smile When I walk the beaches of the Forgotten Coast, I see these dune fences like modern art installations, absurd and beautiful at the same time. smile
  • clo
  • france
  • 29 Dec 2009, 18:24
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself...

well..just say...beautiful work MR Viktor...
here and the precedent shots too...
i wish you a beautiful new year..
and all the best for you and your family..:o)
vz-nostalgia: smile
Clo: Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself...
VZ: Hahahaha. You forgot to finish the quote from my About page, Ms. Clo. Let me help you out: "... Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise". That's why I declaired Nostalgia a praise free zone. smile But I see people keep braking the rule all the time. smile

Wish you a prosperous new year as well, Ms. Clo. Always good to see you on Nostalgia.
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 29 Dec 2009, 18:59
Superbe composition!
vz-nostalgia: what's new, theys. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Dec 2009, 19:22
Beauty found in the absurdity of a picket fence on a sand dune
vz-nostalgia: good observation, zed. smile
Reminds me of Edward Weston...
vz-nostalgia: Hey, hey... easy, Larry. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Dec 2009, 06:32
The fence erected to keep the dunes from wandering into the sea. It seems to be working as the dune is still there.
People should not worry (as indeed they are not doing) about earth warming - rather pay attention to sea filling. Imagine a world without lobster.

Great composition. I am referring to the way you stuck the planks into the sand to look like a wobbly picket fence.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Louis: The fence erected to keep the dunes from wandering into the sea.
VZ: I'm well aware of the function of the dune fence, Louis. smile, but it's not the first thought people have, when they look at this, as a primary function of every fence is to divide. smile
Louis: Imagine a world without lobster.
VZ: Tell this to the residents of the Islands of Maldives, which will cease to exist in case of sea filling. smile
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 30 Dec 2009, 07:20
vz-nostalgia: Oh, that shouldn't be in capital letters, xavi. Just "great" would suffice. smile
Love this composition, good shadow capture
vz-nostalgia: I'm a good shadow hunter, Ms. Chantal. smile
Nice image.
vz-nostalgia: you're not much of a talker, hah, Alan? smile
Are younsure it's not Land Art? Very pleasing for all its uselessness.
vz-nostalgia: The Forgotten Coast is not exactly the Land of Art, Ian. smile
The fences do their job by retaining the sand, but that is not what comes to my mind, when I look at them. smile
Fine picture, excellent composition.
vz-nostalgia: You forgot to mention the color, the shadow and the sand texture, Tom. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 31 Dec 2009, 18:14
There must be a song that says " Oh, how I missed MR VZ..." pititiritipiripi...
So is 2010 ready to welcome you??? And wiil it dare to challenge you...??
Here's a kiss with Moet&Chandon bubbles to drink to the new us in the old next year!
(Graphic summer dreams?)
vz-nostalgia: That is one hell of an expensive kiss, Ms. Reis. smile
I'm not sure, if I can afford to kiss you back. smile
Graphic summer dreams is just about right, Ms. Lina. I think I'm getting tired of all that cold rain. smile
Bello e inutile come spesso accade
vz-nostalgia: smile "Beautiful and useless as often happens". As opposed to ugly, but useful, Ms. Mela? smile
Sounds like all boundaries Victor-most barriers are surmountable. Hopefully you will find these as easy to circumnavigate as the one posted here
vz-nostalgia: smile
Jamoula: ...most barriers are surmountable.
VZ: Most difficult boundaries are the inner ones, Jamoula. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 1 Jan 2010, 23:12
superbe graphisme/
vz-nostalgia: Good to see you back on Nostalgia, Ms. Marie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2010, 03:05
Prototype of a sand erosion mitigator...

I am especially drawn to the discoloured sand, bottom left, and its statement about letting Nature take care of its own. [grin]
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: Prototype of a sand erosion mitigator...
VZ: I'm afraid it's not a prototype, but a finished product put in mass production, Ray. The dunes are full of these "erosion mitigators". smile
there are shadows over my right side of the brain...and the left side wants to jump over the inter-hemispheric fissure
vz-nostalgia: There is no need for jumping, Ms. Dorina. Let Nostalgia be the connecting corpus callosum between both hemispheres of your brain. smile
Tones and shadows are stunning !
vz-nostalgia: only tones and shadows, Ms. Mariana? smile
...and fabulous , stunning, incredible composition smile) ha ha

Love your honesty smile) A few days ago I posted one so thoughtful shot with bright colors and I was crazy reading comments - great colors .. great colors ...
vz-nostalgia: smile
Mariana: ...and fabulous , stunning, incredible composition...
VZ: There we go. Don't forget about the texture. smile
Mariana: ...great colors .. great colors ...
VZ: You get more than a hundred of comments every day, Ms. Mariana. I'm sure you can find a few interesting ones in the pile. smile Fortunately, with some exceptions, I am spared from the ballast, which makes my life much easier. smile
Great, it looks like Scanavino's work! smile

Do you know?
vz-nostalgia: I've never heard of Scanavino, segnidiluce. I found a well designed website with his works
Even though Wikipedia says his best works are from 1950s, I think his later works (1070s-80s) are much more interesting. Thanks for introducing him to me.
like sand and fences.
vz-nostalgia: You are right, Rob. Looks exactly like sand and fences. smile
beautiful photo! I love fences at the beach. just like this one, they have so much character to them. i like the shadows here as well
vz-nostalgia: if they have life on their own, Charles. smile
I like the simplicity of this and it's fairly monotone. I also like the two sets of diagonal lines.
vz-nostalgia: Not many folks had noticed/understood that play of diagonals, Nig (actually, none), but I'm sure this is one of the reasons why this photograph looks appealing (let's say on a visceral level). smile
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