Layers

Layers

Like other photos on this blog, I have seen this object many times but never really stopped to consider the photographic opportunities it afforded. It’s an ordinary picnic table in the middle of a park located next to a junior high, and while it seems rather pedestrian and mundane at first, there are actually many layers of history and meaning hidden beneath the paint and scratches of the table. I don’t know if this picture is even all that interesting, but in terms of telling a story, there are many chapters etched on these wooden boards. While most have been long since lost to the ravages of time, it’s interesting to ponder everything that has transpired over the years around the benches of this humble picnic table.

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