Pictures and Passing Thoughts

I wrote some time last year that if one shoots a lot and works to maintain quality, when days like today come along, days when you want an image but it doesn’t work out, then there is usually something in the photo library that gets the job done. Or, as is the case today, a picture and a thought that’s a seamless substitute for an idea that sputtered and went nowhere.

This shot was done at the same time as last Thursday’s post, at Yallingup Beach in August of this year. I managed a few good images on this day and what struck me at the time I was shooting these pictures was that with the sky as it was and the formation of the rocks it would’ve been easy for primitive man to see supernatural meaning in both the landscape and the sky.

I was reminded of this today while reading John Crowley’s The DEEP, in which a possible unknown ordinary is thought of as extraordinary.

Pictures and passing thoughts, in my case they go together.

50mm, f5.6, 1/40sec, ISO320.


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