Photographer's Note

The Homage to Olli resumes with this photo taken on the waterfront in Oakland near a recently decommissioned Army base. I was on my way to San Francisco when I dropped off the freeway immediately before the Bay Bridge to explore this shoreline industial area I'd never visited before. Most of the water's edge here, as elsewhere, is on the other side of chain link fences. I was fortunate to find one gate open and no sign warning me against trespassing. I drove on top of a concrete wharf where I noticed a fairly large pile of rusted steel that looked interesting. I got out of my car and told a couple of guys sitting on lawn chairs that I was going to take some photos and one guy nodded. A number of those images will appear on TE.

Much of the steel stacked in the pile consists of treads like the one I've posted today. I don't know exactly how these treads would be used, though their design and appearance is familiar to me from my days long ago as a construction inspector working around cranes and other heavy equipment. The design is both elegant and simple to execute and has the virtue of being strong and easily shedding water. In this case it makes an interesting graphical image with shadows that appeal to my eye. And, of course, it offers rust to please those who appreciate such ever fascinating material. Enjoy!

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