Sunset over Fort Pond Bay as seen from Duryea’s Lobster, March 27, 2013, Montauk NY
This photo is in the process of blowing up on Facebook, and its success tends to support ideas I have about how small actors can best use the internet to promote their endeavors.
I have not formed these ideas up into a cogent essay (that’s something I seem to do best in the morning over coffee, and this is being composed in the late afternoon over a post-boat work beer.)
But I take the enthusiasm with which this photo is being received as an indication that Leaguesters might also enjoy it, though maybe not quite as much as Facebook. There are elements in this photo, thoughtfully presented, that speak strong to people’s emotional relationship with place; a zig against the geography defying/destroying aspect of networked communication and society.
More about that later. For now, yes, this is what it looks like where I live. Not every night, but often.