Wednesday, December 30, 2009


"approaching.mon.tauk"


detail

Back to work - the railroad line I ride commences at Penn Station and ends at Montauk at the south eastern tip of Long Island. The photographs sampled has no bearing to that place, but my quilt reminds me a bit of the winter landscape there. There are sparsely vegetated sand dunes and some pines along a barren shore with roads, all tinged in shades of pastels - a world morphed by blown sand and relentless sun.

The Montauk Lighthouse is a great place to see winter ducks including eiders and scoters.

In winter Montauk is fairly deserted, mostly locals, with all the Hamptons crowd being elsewhere during the cold weather.

5 comments:

Mick said...

A beautiful image and description of that part of Long Island. How long does it take to ride the train from Penn to the end of the line?

Anonymous said...

Mr. LIRR sez:

11:06 AM 2:11 PM 3 hrs. 5 min.
4:15 PM 7:35 PM 3 hrs. 20 min.

Not many trains each day. Half of the ride requires diesel locomotives - all train lines closer to the city use electric cars.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Hi John,
The widescreen formate is well suited for the composition.

One of the first things I thought of was Moses parting the waters and somehow I am unable to shake the idea, even though it is a woman standing there.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe 2010.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

The Green Stone Woman said...

My thought was of an ancient battle field with warships to the right and disembarked soldiers on horses to the left. That was my first impression. Looking at it more closely I see women dressed in black waiting for the fishing boats to come back to shore.

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