Rust and Rock

Anchor ring at Clover Point, Victoria, BC.
(Camera: Pentax ME Super; Lens: Pentax 50mm f/2; Film: Fuji Acros 100)

I find it fascinating that the rusting metal of the anchor ring has, over time, acquired the same texture as the rock it’s embedded in. Erosion at work over vastly different time scales producing remarkably similar results.

The other thing I like about this photo is that it serves as a reminder that you never know what you’re going to find when you’re walking about. When I left the house that morning, I had no idea that I’d see an anchor ring rusting away on the shoreline. That’s why you always have a camera with you. Photography, at least for me, so often feels like a treasure hunt. Some times you find lots of treasure, some days you come home empty handed.

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2 Responses to Rust and Rock

  1. ehpem says:

    Great find. I have been down there a lot, but not on this part of the beach. Now I will have to go look for this feature! And I agree completely about the treasure hunt aspect of photography. Finding the treasures helps to keep me going back for more, regardless of weather and even of light.

  2. Gary says:

    Different weather and different light let me see things anew. Off hand, I can’t think of any meteorological condition or degree illumination that doesn’t offer something, no matter how meagre at times.

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