There’s a spot near the river that’s sometimes there and sometimes not. It appears when the water is low, providing a look at what lies beneath. It’s a place where rusty old nails, tree anchors, thick mud and odd debris call home. A place where one must watch their step if they dare to traverse, for a natural obstacle course of stubs, quicksand and roots await. Despite the desolate look of this place, beauty can still be found. A hidden beauty awaits those who dare the trek into the sometimes land.
Location: Lake Isabella Park, Little Miami River, Loveland, Ohio.
Beautiful pictures. Doesn’t look very desolate to me actually.
There are parts that are more so than others.
Beautiful. The ones with little pops of color always stay with me. “Guard dog” really looks like one!
Thanks Nia. I liked that old guard dog too. 🙂 What shall we name him? Butch?
Wow. LOVE the guard dog!!!
Thanks Lenore. Me too.
Land of Tetanus is so provocative. There’s a painting by Wyeth, “Christina’s World,” that it reminds me of. My grandfather had it hanging in his study. He was a lawyer, judge, philosopher. I remember him asking us from time to time about the painting, “is she a cripple? (pardon the term, it was the vernacular of the time) or did she just wake up? Or did she fall down?” I remember those chats, never had a answer though. That root structure, and the way you shot it, reminds me of those talks. Thanks, Seth, again, for the beauty you share. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina's_World
That’s an awesome story and I love the painting.
Land of tetanus. Hahaha. As opposed to the land of milk and honey, I suppose? 🙂
Yes. Thanks Sheila. 🙂
omg, look at picture 7, the Land of Tetanus, it look like a woman is sitting and bending on the stick. one leg on this side and one leg on the other.
I hadn’t seen that before. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. 🙂 Great eye.
it is you who took these great pictures.
As always well presented.
I love the starkness in these photos – I envy your life Seth! While I know it probably isn’t as romantic as I’m imagining it, I would love to spend time in the outdoors shooting like this, and sharing with the world. You have such a great eye – I just finished a book by Cormac McCarthy called The Orchard Keeper, where there are many rich descriptions of nature. It’s a hard read, but you might like his writing. Best, – Bill
Bill, thanks.. But no need to envy my life. 🙂
Wonderful sequence… great narrative and extraordinary photos!
I was hidden beneath, the waves that covered and I thought I was deep
But..the water went off..yep..secrets revealed !! the ugliness, lost keys..now everyone can see..I am a spot..who wants to get covered immediately..water is clothes for me, without those lapping waves..I feel bare..and I feel ashamed..the world can see..what was left on me..wasted items, broken twigs, leaves, or food..everything that was thrown landed and stayed on with me..I feel..exposed with the pictures of my disposed self..sort of remorse..na? am not at ease.sethsnap can you cover me please
Wow great one Kalabalu. Thanks.
I especially like “Strange Finds.” – Nice work, Seth. Jane
Yes, that is a wad of fishing line, I think.
Lovely pics Seth. A very etheral touch
Thank you. 🙂
I nominated you for the “Best Moment Award” (see my blog: http://typewritersandwine.com). You always have the perfect blend of the words to supplement your photographs.
-Typewriters & Wine
Thanks so much. 🙂 This is very kind of you.
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Great sequence, I love how you capture only certain colors of objects, brings out great meaning when you tell your story. For example the orange in the leaves. Love it, 🙂
Thanks for your kind comments.
There is a sadness and melancholy I remember from I remember visiting such sometimes places when I lived on the east coast near deciduous forests. Usually grey and winter but many interesting things to discover always
Yeah, it does seem sort of sad and lonely.
I love how each picture has just a hint of color in it. What is that root climbing over in ‘Land of Tetanus’?
That’s a huge rusty nail and bolt.
Photos 2, 4 and 5 are my favorite.
On a side note… how long have you been doing the photography “thing”?
I’ve always enjoyed taking pics but have been doing it more seriously for the past couple of years.
Very beautiful pics!
Sometimes land with tetanus; yikes!
🙂 Thx Gallivanta.
I really like seeing sunlight. Lovely shot.
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Oh…I love the title of this post! Of course I love the pictures, too, but wow! Cool!