Emeralds From The Cornfield
I’m not sure what this is. I know that the materials steel and glass were unearthed from the Los Angeles State Historic Park formerly known as the Cornfield during archeological excavations to find the roundhouse and turntable used by the Southern Pacific Railroad during the late 1800s. They found them along with the ruins of River Station, a rail car repair and welding shop, and many other artifacts. They studied them, logged them, and afterwards buried them again. To my knowledge the only thing they didn’t bury were these welded, circular, steel structures and emerald colored glass ingots (for lack of a better word). The glass appears to be similar to the type used as insulators on high tension lines. They are all at least a foot long.
It looks like art to me and I believe that is it’s purpose since it positioned between the street and the ranger station behind. I spotted it riding my bike and determined the best time of day for a capture. I knew I had to come back as soon as possible for the Cornfield is ever-changing. One day there are children playing among the sunflowers and corn stalks with chickens and goats running around, and the next day it is closed for a period of one year in an effort to turn it into a downtown Disneyland!
This is my interpretation of…whatever it is.
Nikon D3 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/11.0, 1/100 sec., ISO 200, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, M-up mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable release, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF, white balance: Auto, capture date and time: 8/09/2014, 8:41 am.