Distant Mountains – Port Maitland Pier

Daily Image - 14 January 2012 - Distant Mountains - Port Maitland Pier

I have always been fascinated by the seemingly simplistic beauty of classic Chinese paintings of mountains, covered with snow and off in the far distance. Every time I take a walk on Port Maitland pier I am reminded of these paintings. The decades old pier is in need of significant repair as the combined action of wind driven salt water, acid rain, air pollution and natural decay cause the concrete to break down. Many vertical surfaces have started to leach chemicals as the concrete breaks down, leaving visual images like this one. Destructive beauty.

Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f16 – 1/3.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Distant Mountains – Port Maitland Pier

  1. sandi Gargano says:

    That is very cool!

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