Metal Outrun on Water
This hike to the waterfall was framed by metal: leaking tank at the trailhead, rusted pipe slashing down the hill, handrail to provide sense of safety at the sheer edge of wonder. I loved the rust of the great pipe, some kind of mighty endeavor, a harsh mineral intrusion that was now being assimilated by animal and vegetable. I look forward to the handrail meeting the same fate, collapsing out of vision so we can scrabble up the rock with a clear sense of height and yawning space and feel a little more sharply that compelling call to motion that thunders in great falls.
This entry was posted on January 4, 2012 by Noel Tendick. It was filed under Photography, Uncategorized and was tagged with Columbia River Gorge, metal pipes, nature photography, photography, rust, waterfalls.