Tongue Point, February 2008
I made a new tripod, and this craggy headland seemed a curious place to test it, over jagged basalt and rapidly rising tide. I have difficulty testing things simply, something needs to be at stake.
But the picture was hard to make for less obvious reasons. At first I liked the idea of an evolutionary tableau of amphibians emerging from the sea and facing the obstacle of stairs but I now think this appeals to me because of the reverse; a municipally-funded stairway into a treacherous primordial landscape; something on the order of This way to the spawning ooze. Use at your own risk. The spectacle is supplemented by the central hotspot suggesting a crucible of dawn, the clipping rock wall like a boundary of eras-
Irony shots, though… Whatever, bro!
I took the picture anyway.