Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Good Fences Make Good . . .

January 22, 2019

This is the last of the haul that netted the photographs in the previous two posts. The last photograph here is not really a fence but a grate horizontal to the ground. It just seems to fit with the fences. 😉












10 responses

  1. Fine set! Some pretty weird faces in the wood-close-ups 🙂


    January 22, 2019 at 4:21 AM

    • Thanks, Harrie. The last one is the only one I consciously though of as being a face, but just now scrolling through them, I see that there are more.


      January 22, 2019 at 12:51 PM

  2. WOW. What a series, Linda! I’ve been drawn to tarps and fences like #10 & #11 for years, along with shadows and transparencies and these two photos are beautiful, but the stars for me this time are the wooden fence closeups. I will return to see them again and think about them. Meanwhile, what in the world is the story behind the last photo? Any ideas about how or why those very expressive sticks (roots?) got there?


    January 22, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    • Yes: Shadows, transparencies, reflections—they are special ways we experience light, aren’t they. After your words about #s 10 and 11, I was surprised that you find the wooden fence closeups to be the stars here. I had such a nice long dance with this fence. I took non-closeups first and was walking away when I just had to look closer at the color of the wood, and from there it was a short step to seeking compositions. I probably spent 20 minutes, maybe more, playing with this fence. About the last photo: What you see is what I got. Aren’t those sticks or roots wonderful? I didn’t move them there. I don’t know how to arrange still lifes, but I guess the wind does. Or maybe they wandered over there by themselves, to provide a contrast to the grid of the grate.


      January 22, 2019 at 9:01 PM

  3. That last shot does fit in well with the others, Linda. The texture in the wood is really nice but my favorite (s) are the blue fabric on the chainlink fence. Nice work.


    January 22, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    • Thank you, Ken. I’ve been trying to post little series, and I didn’t know how long it would take to find another photogenic grate, let alone a series of them. I’m glad you think it goes well with the fences. Probably I have begun building a series of blue fabric on chainlink fences, though.


      January 22, 2019 at 9:37 PM

  4. Sandra McClennen

    These are lovely photographs! Sandi


    January 22, 2019 at 8:21 PM

  5. ag

    Very timely in a political way Linda. Have you sent these to the White House yet? I think these would do the trick along our southern border.


    January 25, 2019 at 1:19 AM

    • Thank you, Alan, for getting what I got, albeit only after I (re)read the Robert Frost poem before posting. And for your suggestion. 😉


      January 25, 2019 at 9:36 AM

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