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More Fort Foote

These are details of the fifteen inch Rodman guns and their emplacements at Fort Foote. I apologize for the delay in posting this second round. In this set of images I was focusing on the textures of the ironwork and the geometric patterns and repetition in the gun emplacements. There are endless circles and semi-circles repeating throughout, from the barrel of the gun itself to the wheels to the tracks to guide the traverse. They take on a bit of a crop-circle kind of feel: looking at the remnants makes you wonder if they’re the leftovers of an alien civilization.

Gun Carriage Wheel
Gun Carriage Wheel
Rodman Gun, Fort Foote
Rodman Gun, Fort Foote
Standing Sentry
Standing Sentry
Lone Rodman, Fort Foote
Lone Rodman, Fort Foote
Gun Placements, Fort Foote
Gun Placements, Fort Foote

Because these are in the (encroaching) natural environment, I’ll grudgingly classify them as landscapes, but I think of them more as documentary work given the subject matter.