Fragments of the Tress That Remain. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
These photographs are of last year’s tornado damage, which hit near High Falls, Georgia. I was on the road (same trip I mentioned in my previous recent posts), so these were shot along the interstate as the car drove by. I have driven by this damage on multiple occasions, but I was never able to whip out my camera fast enough. Thankfully, I asked my mom this time to remind me so I had time to set up my camera. Not much time, but just enough to grab some quick shots. The destruction is fascinating to me, even though I do not know the extent of this particular tornado’s damage, because I can envision the tornado swirling and sweeping intensely around these trees in an attempt to uproot them. I find it incredible that some trees were never fully uprooted; some are missing their tops and their branches. Some are overturned and some are split in two. The vision is a spectacle for the sparse landscape is scattered with trees standing proudly against a mess of debris and fallen, cracked tree friends. The juxtaposition is powerful; as if the tornado handpicked certain trees to yank from their physical place and manipulate their purpose; a purpose of destruction. Tornados have minds of their own. They do what they want and when they want. Mother nature is a crazy, powerful thang. 🙂
The Fallen: Tornado Blast. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
The Strength of a Tornado in a Battle Against the Trees. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
Smashed and Sold. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
Trees Rooted on a Firm Foundation. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
The Little Guy Who Didn’t Get Snagged. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
Bent by the Breeze. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
Sticks and Stones Did Hurt My Bones. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
Uprooted and Overturned. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
The Next Exit Has Camping Grounds. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 2012.
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Love the color tone Polly. Tornados are such a destructive force of nature.
Beautiful shots with lovely color tones. Isn’t it strange how something tragic can be so beautiful?
love these. especially “The Next Exit Has Camping Grounds” – great. thanks for visiting my blog also
Very beautiful images, but heartbreaking.
your beautiful photography, sort of made it all very real for me. Hope there were no campers.
Really excellent images Polly. They evoke very apocalyptic feelings – yet they are quite beautiful.
These photographs are haunting yet hopeful, as the trees still stand.
It’s absolutely amazing how destructive nature can be. I consider myself extremely lucky that I have never witnessed a disaster first-hand. You captured a lot of feeling in these photos!
These photos are so profound and really conveys a strong message. You really did a good job with these
I like that these aren’t in color I think it adds to the mood of them
Striking pictures, Polly, and the mono gives them a really “old world” feel. Adrian
Thank you. I thought the mono look would make them more timeless… and more like everyday snapshots. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them. Thank you so much for your comment 🙂