Monday, July 20, 2015

Photographing the ocean and beaches can be challenging.  It's easy to make dippy, drippy sunrise and sunset shots....most execrable and treacly in color....but harder to evoke more refined emotions.  Two photographers I admire a lot do it very well....Robert Adams: mostly the beaches and ocean views near where he lives in Oregon, and Chip Hooper: mostly the California coast with excursions to other seasides.  Nothing I've done so far is on their level, but I'm trying.  I took this image because of the marvelous, wispy cloud, and the scale of the sky and ocean's vastness against the human's tiny presence.  (Film)


dvoss said...

Nice. It really is a marvelous, wispy cloud. It's sailing off like a silk scarf caught in a mischievous breeze.

John Voss said...

Thanks, Dottie. Nice analogy...!