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Monday, August 24, 2009

Swimming upstream or down?

Salmon weather vane, Astoria, OregonI love the London Daily Photo's "London's Elephants" theme. As far as I know, Astoria has nothing quite so incongruous or unexpected on which to build a theme. I can think of anchors and salmon. I found this salmon weather vane overhanging the Columbia River on the Doc's on 12th building. As it happens, they're re-siding the facade, and the salmon got "caught" (visually) in the scaffolding. There was enough breeze blowing to cool the air and cause the metal salmon to shift directions almost as fast as a wriggling wet fish might do if it found itself out of its element (not elephant, sorry . . . see above). The real salmon are swimming upriver at the moment, and the water is full of them. As it happens, the scaffolding fits in nicely with Mellow Yellow Monday's color theme :)

8 comments:

Nukke said...

Salmon Yummy ! And your metal salmon is quite nice too and that yellow colour is there too I see.
ps. in my blog are many pics about this big fleamarket happening here near by and yellow pics there too :)

Carolyn Ford said...

Great shot! That's keeping your eyes open and finding the fun stuff in our world of picture taking!

cieldequimper said...

Nice allegory. And it *is* a very nice weathervane!

Faye Pekas said...

When I think of Astoria I think of sea lions because of the abundance you have on the docks there. Salmon would be a little more tourist friendly though. Those big guys on the docks are scary! :)

Vogon Poet said...

Great weather vane with the poor salmon caught in a cage. Do you really have sea lions on the docks?
Inspired by London DP I did my series on elephants, but stopped after nine...

Drowsey Monkey said...

Never seen a salmon weather vane - only seen roosters. Very cool.

Lee Spangler said...

Once again, tapirgal, you show us that there are great messages in the smaller detail. I like the way the fish is framed.

Don and Krise said...

I agree. Way to look to the sky for your subjects.
Thanks for your concern on the lost photos, but that's exactly what they are now. Lost. :-(

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