These two images tonight of the Newtownabbey Way were taken last week while down at the Whiteabbey Beach. It was a beautiful night and we had just come from an hours long walk along the beach. I have wanted to explore this beach for some time, driving past it quite a few times over the past months as the old pier often caught my eye.
The symmetry of this framework just grabbed my attention. I have been really focussing on lines, context, and contrasting textures recently so when I saw this I couldn't resist it. I stood at the bottom of a set of steps and adjusted my tripod to get a nice low perspective as I really wanted to explore the wood textures of the beams which would have been hidden otherwise.
Walking back the other way I noticed how the different perspective affected my thoughts about the frame. I liked the railing and path leading the eye into the image. But, I was also really taken with the growth of the vines around the frame at this end and loved how they seemed to smother the frame.