Seasons Greetings to you all.
It seems like an eternity since my last post (three weeks), so I hope you all had a safe and happy festive season and wish you all the best throughout the coming year.
I would like to say that I have been keeping busy with photography, but this time of year I tend to take a little break-away from my photography. With the holiday makers, heavy crowds and traffic the best place for me is staying close to home until the holiday season comes to a close.
One of the reasons why I love being a photographer is being able to escape away from the crowds and busy lifestyle that surrounds us in a city environment. The feeling of being out there in the wilderness or ocean setting alone keeps pulling me closer and closer to it each time I visit.
My longing to be out photographing in the elements is overwhelming; these days I struggle to find my place within the urban sprawl, with the masses congregating and going about their daily business I am continuously dreaming of photographing the landscape.
This time of year is just way too crowded and busy for my liking, to be taking photos and camping out amongst all the holiday makes it very difficult to find ‘my space’ in the landscape.
For now I will bide my time and wait for the new year to unfold and then unleash myself into what I love best.
The images below where taken at Cape Woolamai, which is a small town and beach at the South-Eastern tip of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. Both images show the same rock formation with slow water motion creating an ‘s-curve’, which leads the eye around the foreground of the image, late sunlight hitting the foreground rocks giving a lovely lift to the scene.
When photographing foreground rocks it’s always more visually pleasing when the sunlight is reflecting onto them just after they have been hit by an incoming wave to create a glistening surface, although it depends on the type of rocks – some rocks will always have a dull craggy look about them.
So it’s important to choose your foreground rocks wisely for more impact. After a while you will become more familiar with what to look for, but always keep an eye on how the light falls upon on the rocks; it makes all the difference.
Also become familiar with the way water works its way around the rocks, watch the patterns and flow and envisage those movements within your own image, then capture it.