Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Minimalism

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© jason theaker
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UploadedJanuary 16, 2008
TakenJanuary 4, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure8 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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I’ve been going to this beach for most of my life and never seen this post. There are erosion posts further down the beach towards the town, but nothing around this solitary eroded post. I even struck up a conversation with the guy in the café (the one my wife was sheltering in from the freezing wind) he must have been in his 70’s and he hadn’t seen it either. Strange!

In this image I've tried to keep things simple in order to play around with the way the viewers eye moves around the image. the lone post acting as the focal point (for me anyway) that attempts to pull the subtitle elements together. My eye keeps going to the post and then not finding much detail darts back and forth searching for detail. For me this image speaks of peace, the single human element is trying to stop the onslaught of the waves but is helpless against its power.

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  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (29 Jan 2008):

    Wonderful image. You have my enthusiastic vote.

  • Jodie Andrefski

    Jodie Andrefski gave props (7 Feb 2008):

    Absolutely classic shot. (and I love the title as well........) =)

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson said (7 Feb 2008):

    Yes yes indeed. Wonderful use of square format. Has my vote.

  • nick mcguire

    nick mcguire said (30 Jul 2008):

    Is this at the Bowl in Southampton?

  • Francis Marquez

    Francis Marquez said (9 Jul 2009):

    I saw this photo in digital camera and now here - great work Jason!

    ...love the Pirsig reference.

  • Allison W

    Allison W gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    I not only love the photo, but also the story behind it and the profound metaphor you gave it!

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