The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
As I travel through the New England states, I almost always have my trusty camera with me because you never know what potential images lie ahead. Such was the case on a destination trip to Stonington, Maine. After driving over the Deer Isle Bridge which crosses over Eggemoggin Reach, the pier was on the right side. The morning light of the rising sun was magical so I pulled over on the side of the road to snap this image. It is unfortunate that no one will ever be able to photograph or visit this pier ever again since it has been torn down and removed.
Sometimes as a photographer, you can forget just how important our role is in creating visual records of the many things that exist in our world or when something will cease to exist. Although it may not come close to the real thing, photographs allow anyone to visually experience the wonders of Earth that can not be experienced in the physical sense. Photographers are the record keepers who are out there every day documenting ordinary things that one day may become an important part of history for future generations. This is one aspect of photography that I find to be very rewarding and it is one of a myriad of reasons why I enjoy this craft.
Equipment and Settings
1/320 sec at f10, ISO 100
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 35mm