10-26-13 Dangerous Curves

2013 10-26 Dangerous Curves by Watertown, South Dakota, photographer Scott Shephard

This blog rarely editorializes. But today’s post could have existential meaning. Rather than merely documenting damage from a recent heavy snow fall in the Black Hills, am I saying something about life in general by posting a fallen, twisted twisty road sign? As with all art (if that’s what this photo is) you’ll have to impose you own experiences and sensibilities in an attempt to answer this question.

Canon 5DIII 1/100s f/5.0 ISO400 80mm

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3 thoughts

  1. Incredible juxtaposition, with “Flow” the beauty and with this the destruction resulting from weather events. Besides the sign bent, so is the post that holds it. Was this found art or did you help it? There’s irony either way.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Patricia. And thanks, also, for using the word “juxtaposition.” It’s not every day that I hear someone use that. And this is “found” art. I actually drove by this scene several times in the days I was at the cabin recently. And every time I thought, “I should stop and photograph it.” To me it seemed to symbolize the damage done by the recent snow storm. Finally, I stopped on the morning I left.

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