Some new work with an old friend, the ocean.
I was a lucky kid who got to live about 1/8 mile from a beautiful bay. I grew up with sand between my toes, jumping the waves and accidentally gulping a mouthful of saltwater when swimming. And looking back, there hasn't been many years out of my half century of existence that I have been far from the ocean. I have had the privilege to dip my toes in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. It's been my steady rock of a friend, my sounding board when letting some emotion out, the shoulder I needed when I sought some strength.
So photographing the beaches and nearby marshes seems second nature for me. In fact, I may have been too used to it. Being around it for so long, I would forget just how beautiful it can be. It is a knowledge I took for granted forgetting that there are viewers of my photography that are not near an ocean. Keeping that in mind, I would like to capture it's moods and livelihood for all to see.
Working with a wide angle lens at a beach is so much fun artistically. It's ever changing, whether it be the clouds, the colors, the surf, the sand. The East coast beaches are different from the beaches of the West coast. The East coast beaches seem to me older, more weathered, softer. Perhaps I am not looking in the right places. But whatever the case may be, it will be fun to continue the search.
|Sunset at Salisbury Beach|
|After the storm|