Palm Beach

When I took this photo I was trying to get everything after the hill I was on. Due to elevation I was unable to get a shot without the hill unless I waned to lose a good part of the beach area. Still, I think the result works. There’s a sense of distance which comes through better with the hill and it doesn’t take away from the land’s shape.

This is my submission into the two hundred-and-seventeenth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. The theme for this one is “Opposites“.

Now that I’m writing about the image I think the most obvious opposites here would be liquid and solid, what with this being a landscape featuring a fair bit of water. However, the reason why I’m submitting this image (other than saving it for a challenge) is due to it featuring both the suburban and the natural.

The urban presents an environment often based on human-based development and shaping. The natural is also based on development and shaping but it takes place over longer periods of time in a manner that doesn’t feel so much like forced process. Often the urban and the natural clash with each other and I wonder how much we think about that sort of thing.

To be fair, what is considered natural here likely has seen a lot of human-based interaction and shaping, but even though it could be argued as being more of an idea, it still is seen as natural.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Tina

Week 2 – Patti

Week 3 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 4 – Amy

Week 5 – John Steiner

Week 6 – Sofia Alves

Week 7 – Anne Sandler

Week 8 – Guest host

This one is hosted by Tina. Donna of Wind Kisses guest-hosts the next one.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re open enough to allow for a fair bit of thinking about approach and closed enough to keep focus on meeting the theme of each one. If you don’t participate, you should still check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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5 Responses to Palm Beach

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Well said SH and beautifully shown. I’m glad you mentioned the suburban because in the reader I couldn’t see that but clicking on the image it becomes more visible. Also of course the land and water. Good choice for the challenge!

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  2. Sylvia Bacon says:

    I really like your image, SH. It’s great how you are showing opposites between liquid and solid and also urban and natural. Great picture plus your interpretation!

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  3. Wind Kisses says:

    liquid/solid. Land/water. Opposites also in the way the bay faces each other. Love it. donna

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  4. Leya says:

    Clever interpretation!

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  5. JohnRH says:

    Hmm. Serpentine, snaking into the water.

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