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Photographed on Boston's South Shore, this concrete deck was built by the owners of the house across the street in order to enjoy their view of Massachusetts Bay. It was painted white, and the winter sun gave it a brilliance reminding me of Emerson's comment that "there is no object so foul that intense light will not make beautiful." Kodak infrared film's lack of the antihalation backing found in normal film caused the bright light to spread out when it struck the emulsion, creating a glowing effect. I aligned the middle horizontal element of the railing with the ocean horizon, a narrow black band at right.