Snow Fencing


When I took this picture, it looked something like the above version on the camera screen, or at least that was the impression I had. However, the image on the computer screen proved really unsatisfying. Thus, I tweaked this image in ways I usually am not interested in doing, to see if I could get back what I thought I was going to find in my camera. Mostly I just cranked up the contrast, but I did fiddle a bit with the saturation too.

I know this stuff by the name of “snow fencing”. In Victoria, where snow is rare, it really is most often used as a giant form of flagging tape. It warns people and more importantly machine operators to stay out of sensitive areas.  I find it a bit of an eyesore (which must be why it works) but usually temporary, so bearable as a form of  mobile street furniture. In this case, it serves to protect a tree and it’s roots near to a major house renovation on Lorne Terrace, Harling Point.

I hope it has not made your eyes (too) sore.



4 thoughts on “Snow Fencing

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  3. Wow, that is vivid. I really like the green trees just barely making it through the matrix to the upper left. Sure you might have intensified the colours a bit but then this is probably how your average honeybee sees one of these things.


    • Thanks pipsqueak, glad you like it, or part of it anyway :). I have friends that would assert there is no such thing as an average honeybee, but I get your point. I like that green flash in the upper left as well. And the emphasised orange line of the fence in the background. I suppose that in the 70’s it might have been an image to come back to: “like wow, man, that is a real trip, man”.
      I am planning for tomorrow’s photograph to be therapeutically soft and natural.


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