Broken Beach Steps
Not sure if you can have several 'Trips of the Year', but that's what it feels like to me.
I don't know exactly why I like this image. I know I like the detail and the sharpness, but why I like the subject is less clear to me. Maybe there are some Freudians among the TPNers who have a suggestion ;-) Anyway, I am curious to see if anybody shares my appreciation of this scene, or if it's just me.

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Media ID 20111201150101796 
Sun Mar 13, '11 09:40AM
Uploaded By: Ruud van Ruitenbeek  


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Media ID 20111201150101796  
Date Sun Mar 13, '11 09:40AM
Comments 6
Views 1057
Uploaded By Ruud van Ruitenbeek
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I really like it ! It gives off a sense of nostalgia and serenity. 

Where was it taken ? It reminds me of my childhood in Normandy : huge deserted beaches beaten by the wind with sand dunes constantly changing. There were similar steps, half buried in sand and grass, right next to my house. 

 I like this one Ruud - great mono conversion and a really nice scene.  Small scale, intimate landscapes like this can make such wonderful photographs!

Ruud, I see why you like this as I think this is exceptional. I love the different textures with the grass, the aged steps all in the sand. Composition is excellent with stairs leading you into....what? You knows, but that is what I like.  Maybe this reflects that tough and challenging journey through life to who knows where!  :-)   Of course, I am the last person in the world try to interpret what people see.   Interesting you did not place in Decay as well suited for that too!

Edited on Thursday, December 01 2011 @ 08:16 PM EST by rpschoettger

Come to think of it, it would fit Decay better, but I cannot figure out how to delete/move this one.

lovely mono conversion as Rob stated, for me; and a super image of something we see but don't notice. It evokes a time gone past, memories of seaside places long visited in my childhood...

If it had been colour, it wouldn't have had the same effect on me as I see similar scenes quite often along the coast lines of Southern Africa.. 

I like it a lot, Ruud! Took me half a second to derive your Freudian reference, but um I get it now ;-)

To me it's a classic still life with terrific texture and the intimation of a hidden story. Which makes B&W the perfect medium for it photographically. Well done as always!