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July 27, 2020 — San Francisco Bay Area, California

Arches are inclusive. Arches form bridges, not walls. Even the most delicate arch can form the strongest structure.

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. I could be wrong, a statement I can almost always make before it is followed by another, but this looks like INN…Intentional Nature’s Movement of water, possibly the surf. It’s also much brighter, I think, than many of your abstract images while still peaceful and relaxing.

    Arches are also enduring. We have a local hand built arch bridge that has lasted for over 150 years. Not as long as some in Europe but not bad for a one man show.

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    • Thanks very much, Steve. No, it is actually intentional camera motion. And the stuff for my lens itself to being right. I very much admire your keystone bridge. It’s a perfect example of my point.

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  2. Your comment about strong structures reminds me of something I learned from a children’s book when I was a child: if you take an uncooked chicken’s egg that has no cracks in the shell and place it the long way between your two palms, you can squeeze as hard as you want to and the egg won’t break. Put the egg the short way between your palms, and all bets are off.

    Your comment about arched bridges being inclusive reminds me of Edwin Markham’s little poem “Outwitted”:

    He drew a circle that shut me out—
    Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
    But Love and I had the wit to win:
    We drew a circle that took him in!

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