As I’ve moved along in my career, I’ve gone through different fazes of seeing. I am really enjoying blackand white film photography, perhaps as a reaction to the overdone, unnatural color digital images filling the world right now. Whatever the subconscious reason, I’m going with what my astist’s eye sees. This image deserved to be represented in black and white, as a nod to the history of the place. This is an historic pier located in Glennbrook, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. During the gold and silver rushes in Nevada City (to the east) and Sutter’s Mill (to the west) the forests were clear cut to supply the miners with wood. The trees were floated from around the lake to Glennbrook, where they were processed and then sent, via flume, out of the basin to the mining areas. The remains of this pier represents that era. I wanted to share the mood of an (environmentally) stormy history with this black and white image taken on a moody, stormy winter day.