March 24, 2008 in Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena
Wow! Great photos by themselves, but they make a gorgeous diptych, too.
I love that you have these in b/w, concentrating on the tones. I love the thinnest line of light at the top of the left hand one. That long cropped shape is beautiful too. Stunning.
Photography is such a fascinating activity – it can help us to see what we are looking at, or sometimes to miss what we should have been looking at rather than pointing a camera at it. With beautiful results like these I am often torn because they are just brilliant as photos, but ‘too good’ to be used as part of a compound work. That latter can be frustrating: trying to capture ‘incomplete’ images in a photograph in order to complete them in one’s work is quite a trick.
beautiful. and I loved the eggs too
These are fabulous. So beautiful and satisfying I keep coming back to them. Just wonderful.
You are fortunate to live so near the sea. I could wander for days and years along the shore and never get tired of it. I’ll have a chance in October when we go to the outer banks to once again be in be the presence of this magnificent force.
Thanks, everyone! As you may have guessed these were photographed last month on our west coast retreat. It was a dull day, raining on and off, so colours appeared black and white. The original images were not this dark, but strangely the compression made them so, though I kept redoing them. Very little cropping, a bit of the bottoms, as this was at the camera’s longer landscape format.
Olga, I fully agree! I’m quite tempted to print some of my photos as ‘pure’ photos. Certainly I’ve been doing more and more photography.
Oh, Joan, your comment came in as I posted this – thanks. Yes, we do live by the sea here in Vancouver, but it’s sheltered and tame here compared to the wild windy westcoast of Vancouver Island, about a six or seven hour journey for us. Sounds like your outer banks may be a similar experience.
Oh I long to get out to the beach again!
These are great.
Lucy, thanks; hope you get out to your beach soon. You always take great photos.
What a wonderful sculptor the sea is!
Joe, I agree!
Such seductive pictures – now we all want to get to the sea. I’ll make a point of doing that next week.
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