Many people love the beach. It’s a beautiful piece of nature that we are lucky to have so close to home. A quick walk to the beach can brighten up any dark day. Unfortunately, Earth’s pristine beaches are often polluted with debris. From local garbage to garbage that has traveled across the ocean, this debris obstructs and intrudes upon our beautiful beaches. The way the wood turns towards the distant sun on the horizon provokes questions like “where did the wood come from?” and “why did it break off its original placement?” In a way, it connects the ocean to humanity. The ocean is a grand place, but humanity needs to understand just how quickly we can harm it. Through pollution and other acts, the damage to our oceans and our beaches could soon be irreversible. My image shows that our oceans are larger than life, yet we can affect them in alarming ways through the placement of garbage in the background of the image.