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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Gallery Fifty Eight: Man and nature -- expressing our relationship with the environment > Pilings, Astoria, Oregon, 2009
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Pilings, Astoria, Oregon, 2009
22-JUN-2009

Pilings, Astoria, Oregon, 2009

These pilings stand in Astoria’s harbor. It is as if nature herself has incongruously crowned the work of man herek with grasses. The early morning sun paints a striped shadow on each of them, and illuminates the grasses as well. Nature is also a colorist – she matches the color of the grass with the green moss on the side of the pilings.

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Phil Douglis05-Jul-2009 21:01
The conditions were right, Carol. Sun, moisture, a porous surface, all help make grass grow. Even in the midst of a harbor.
Carol E Sandgren05-Jul-2009 20:46
I like how some things will just grow anywhere, even on pilings in the middle of water.
Phil Douglis04-Jul-2009 04:35
Yes they do, Rose -- the pilings almost look like barber poles because of those shadows.
sunlightpix04-Jul-2009 02:55
The shadows really sing.
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