Driftwood – Beaver River Beach

Daily Image - 4 March 2012 - Driftwood - Beaver River Beach

There’s nothing like the freedom of walking a deserted beach, especially after a storm. You never know what you’ll find, especially if you can get out there before the “professional scavengers” get there on their ATVs. Half the fun is wondering where the objects came from and what their original purpose was. I love photographing found objects in situ. Moving them to make the image more interesting is simply not in the cards… its cheating!

Of course there’s a down-side to these walks too. Many nature programmes have noted the degree to which 20th and 21st century pollution has invaded our oceans. Our beaches too are littered with man-made debris. Plastic and rubber are everywhere, despoiling what should be a beautiful, clean, pristine place.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70 – 200mm f2.8 – ISO 200 – 75mm – f8 – 1/90.

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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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