Naturally Doubly Exposed Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

March 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

The waterfront is a wonderful metaphor for many things. In this case, looking at something from more than one perspective. An explainable mystery that we cannot fully wrap our minds around. 

Here we see a typical pier surface with marine growth and a few small barnacles. Wonderful shapes and textures, especially the swirls of the woodgrains in the spiles. The reflections in the calm water's surface with only mild disturbances and ripples. And all at the same moment seeing below the water at the same time.

The whole image conjures up the thought of M. C. Escher and his work. Everything here is explainable by science and mathematics. It is all-natural. Photo manipulation is not involved. The reflections are from the angle of incidence of light on the flat calm water. The viewing under the water's surface is due to the angle of incidence of the light and refraction. All things we learned in high school Physics.

But as Escher taught us in his very Dutch way, we also see the finite and the infinite. The explainable puzzle of greater things in images that draw our eyes in ways we cannot explain.

Naturally Doubly Exposed Pier (Photo from our "Seascapes/Shoreline" Portfolio)

NaturallyDoublyExposedPier_20210228_850_8197Naturally Doubly Exposed PierA natural double exposure looking down a pier in Newport Harbor, at its reflection and under the water all in the same moment.

A natural double exposure looking down a pier in Newport Harbor, at its reflection and under the water all in the same moment.

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