06 November 2008

Jetty at Earthquake Bay

Jetty & lagoon

A strange place, this; as if time stumbled and reached for the present but couldn't quite get here. (You can find a few more images — photographic and verbal — from Earthquake Bay (not its real name) here and here.)

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5 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Oh! What a stunning photo. I love the [mostly] monochrome - it works surprisingly well, although I would like to see it in colour also.

I wish I was there.

Relatively Retiring said...

Still another wonderful study of water in a quite different mood; where IS that book?
I love the masterly construction of the jetty. Who managed to cart all those packing cases there - and (more importantly) why? Has someone jumped from that top level into what looks like six inches of water and six feet of soft mud? The starting point of an intruiging thought train........

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, I couldn't get it to work in colour. Something about the blues and greens made it look bruised; livid. Straight black and white, on the other hand, looked too flat. I think this treatment does it justice, but I know this isn't to everyone's taste (but what is?)

RR, vehicle access is possible, over a long, rough track. If a good road (an oxymoron?) ever goes in, it'll be the end of it. Strangely, I hadn't thought of the function of that superstructure. Is it a roof or a diving platform, and if the latter, then surely the lagoon must have been far deeper in the past? Thanks for the reminder about the book, too :^)

lesley said...

A diving platform? A lookout? There are rungs up the side, so people must have climbed to the top. Intriguing!

pohanginapete said...

Lesley, true — the rungs do suggest a diving platform. I doubt it'd be safe now, but nothing about the entire structure looks safe!