Broken Like My Spirit

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© Laurie Search
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UploadedMay 30, 2008
TakenSeptember 14, 2007
Exposure1/200 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length59 mm
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An old broken-down pier in San Lorenzo, CA

19 responses

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (30 May 2008):

    Broken piers connect me to my past. In college, I was the coxswain of our rowing team. We rowed on a tidal river that had strong current at times, and our dock was close to an old "basket factory" pier that looked pretty much like your pic. One day, during high tide and strong current, we rowed over the pier, puncturing and sinking our rowing shell. I probably would have thrown in the towel at that point and never gone back if it were not for the support of my team mates, and understanding and support from my coach. We kept the team together and became much stronger after that. We never won many races, but I learned that it is not always about the winning.
    So sometimes those obstacles are just challenges.
    It is interesting how all things are connected in life-thanks for sharing your photo Laurie.

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2008):

    Beautiful landscape

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2008):

    A huge ditto on what Chris so eloquently said. Laurie, what a great photo, inspring for me. Thank you for sharing!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (30 May 2008):

    Lovely shot, and look how it evokes such strong commentary. The image, as well as your title are very moving. You have a depth that is touching and sublime. The shot is beautifully composed and very inviting. Thank you, Laurie.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2008):

    Love this capture Laurie !!! The nice thing about broken spirits they can mend mine did :)

  • David Bowden

    David Bowden gave props (31 May 2008):

    Laurie, this is a very nice shot. Metaphorically though, I see something different. Piers are a designed to be strong, a foundation to which things can be built. They are made to stand the elements, Mother Nature and time. They are things you can lean on, that can carry you and offer support to the load the carry and they span gaps and voids. When I consider your picture and then you as a person who has attached this metaphor too describe yourself, I see the strength and support, the foundation to something extraordinary. I most certainly don not see broken…not at any level. It really is a nice shot.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2008):

    Sweet Laurie - read these wonderful words these people have written, and know they are true....hang in there.

  • Kevin Leger

    Kevin Leger said (31 May 2008):

    I can't wax poetic like some of the others here but this is a very touching image.

  • Todd Chonody

    Todd Chonody gave props (31 May 2008):

    Absolutely beautiful Laurie!

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous shot Laurie!

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    Laurie, We are all broken to some degree, some more than others. Remember there are people who care about you. All the best to you. You're beautiful!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (2 Jun 2008):


  • Allen Price

    Allen Price said (2 Jun 2008):

    The most interesting thing about this shot is it's inspiration. Most people's comments for photos on JPEG are kept to one or two words like "wonderful" or "amazing." The comments for this photo are detailed and filled with as much emotion as the image itself. Now that's art!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (3 Jun 2008):

    so if I give "ditto" on Allens comment, then that would be a one-worder eh!?, Laurie, thank you

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Great composition and dramatic seen! Hope your spirit will mend.

  • Eva Hoffman

    Eva Hoffman gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Wow, beautiful shot.

  • Tjerk Smit

    Tjerk Smit gave props (22 Jun 2008):

    Wonderful view ,great shot!!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson said (25 Jun 2008):

    I agree with Allen... this shot inspired many here... as it stirred up emotions. A sure sign of great art. Personally, I agree that we are all broken to a certain point... Your capture was of the stongest part of the pier... the foundation, so to me, it's really all about strength and building and less about the broken part...

  • pbl studio

    pbl studio said (24 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful Shot.

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