Intersecting by Susan Werby
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Altered by Imagination August 23, 2014


Time

Intersecting lines
Merge into one,
Bringing past and present together

Dividing space with the strength of concrete and steel
Bisecting Nature’s soft blue skies and reflective waters below
Hard and soft meeting as one integral substance

Rusting memories
Life forever altered
As Time momentarily stands still
Only to shift ahead once more
With memories trailing behind…
Susan

Dedicated to the people who built this country with their blood, sweat, and tears.

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Albert Einstein

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
Ansel Adams

The Richmond and Petersburg Railroad was chartered in 1836 to run north-south between the two cities. Work began in 1838. The line crossed the James River and built its terminal, Byrd Street Station, on the north bank of the River at 8th and Byrd Streets (where the Federal Reserve Bank now stands). This is part of the original bridge near Historic Tredegar on the James River, Richmond, Virginia.
It was strategically important to the Confederacy during the American Civil War, when it provided a vital supply and transportation route in late 1864 and early 1865 for Robert E. Lee’s entrenched Army of Northern Virginia, which was protecting the Confederate capital of Richmond and Petersburg. It was originally built between Manchester, Virginia, across the James River from Richmond and the north bank of the Appomattox River across from Petersburg. The single track railroad initially extended 22.15 miles, and included a siding to Port Walthall.
River bridges into both Richmond and Petersburg were added after the Civil War. In 1898, the Petersburg Railroad was merged into the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, and the resulting corporation was renamed the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of Virginia.
As of 2006, most of the original line of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad is still in use as part of the A-line of CSX Transportation.

Nikon D800E
PSE 12
Thanks to Distressed Jewell for Three Textures
Two other textures created by me

Residing near the beach, I love to take my camera on photo-shoots when there is an impending storm, darkened skies, with the threat of rain or even snow! The shadows call to me and the fog is my friend. I hear sounds…yet most of the surroundings lie hidden from view. This allows me to escape into my own world, creating the next canvas for another of my “paintings.”

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  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyabout 1 year ago

    “Time”

    Intersecting lines
    Merge into one,
    Bringing past and present together

    Dividing space with the strength of concrete and steel
    Bisecting Nature’s soft blue skies and reflective waters below
    Hard and soft meeting as one integral substance

    Rusting memories
    Life forever altered
    As Time momentarily stands still
    Only to shift ahead once more
    With memories trailing behind…
    Susan

    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
    Albert Einstein

    “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
    Ansel Adams

    The Richmond and Petersburg Railroad was chartered in 1836 to run north-south between the two cities. Work began in 1838. The line crossed the James River and built its terminal, Byrd Street Station, on the north bank of the River at 8th and Byrd Streets (where the Federal Reserve Bank now stands). This is part of the original bridge near Historic Tredegar on the James River, Richmond, Virginia.
    It was strategically important to the Confederacy during the American Civil War, when it provided a vital supply and transportation route in late 1864 and early 1865 for Robert E. Lee’s entrenched Army of Northern Virginia, which was protecting the Confederate capital of Richmond and Petersburg. It was originally built between Manchester, Virginia, across the James River from Richmond and the north bank of the Appomattox River across from Petersburg. The single track railroad initially extended 22.15 miles, and included a siding to Port Walthall.
    River bridges into both Richmond and Petersburg were added after the Civil War. In 1898, the Petersburg Railroad was merged into the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, and the resulting corporation was renamed the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of Virginia.
    As of 2006, most of the original line of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad is still in use as part of the A-line of CSX Transportation.

    Nikon D800E



  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 1 year ago

    Most beautiful outstanding work Susan!

  • I am using a new camera that captures every detail, Thea…What a difference… Thank you very much!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOabout 1 year ago

    absolutely wonderful art Susan.. your texture work is so rich and adds immeasurably to the evocative mood

  • Oh how sweet, Joseph! I have missed seeing new work from you and hope all is well on your end… Thank you for your kind words…My new camera allows for so much more in details…

    – Susan Werby

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    that’s a beautiful image ;)

  • So excited to be selected, Manon…Thank you very much…Always an honor…

    – Susan Werby

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 1 year ago

    Wow, excellent work. Love the drama you have created.

  • I debated this one, Joy…Opted for drama to depict Time and how the two eras merge into one… Thank you very much!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberleabout 1 year ago

    Like this Susan .. wonderful image

  • I am delighted you like this one, Malcolm… The power of the structures as I stood there photographing this one was overwhelming… So a huge thank you for that and your fave too!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    Love the hard with the soft, nice contrast with the words to describe it. beautiful work!!!
    2-19-14

  • I do love geometric lines and this offered me the chance to do both the hard and soft as you said, Viv… Thank you for that!!!

    – Susan Werby

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    Wonderful lines and a lot of strength in this composition, Susan – excellent work!

  • Richmond, Virginia…a center of Civil War strife…filled with history that still remains to be seen… I loved standing there under the hugeness of the steel and concrete and the gentle waters below with sky above… Quite amazing… Thank you, Celeste.

    – Susan Werby

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful colours and treatment… superb artwork and poem!!!! ☺♥

  • I appreciate your words of support and fave, Evita!!! History right before our eyes… Civil War and troops coming and going…Their spirits all about me…eerie to contemplate…

    – Susan Werby

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic colours and textures Susan, superb work x

  • I thank you for your support and fave, Pauline…This one inspired me with the bold lines as the basis for my treatment that followed…

    – Susan Werby

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