Friday, October 30, 2009

A Simple Seascape

My mind is kind of occupied tonight with loading up for a photo trip to Death Valley, so this is from the archives... wanted to leave something fresh to look at since I'll be out of touch until next week.
I was planning a fall color shot for today, but while searching for the one I wanted, came across a different image that I've been meaning to post anyway. Not really sure why I like this so much but I do, something about the soft light and contrast of textures; sometimes really simple images can be really satisfying.. we don't always need to think so hard. I shot this several years ago out on some cliffs in the Big Sur area, south of Carmel in central California... well after sunset, one of those "one last shot before heading for the barn" type throwaways that like to pop up fairly frequently. The old "inner eye" strikes again.
Hoping to have some interesting new desert scenery to play with when I get back:)

13 comments:

betchai said...

i understand why you love it, it is such an inspiring image, i love the flow that you captured.

i am jealous, you are going to DV, i have been dreaming of going there, but I guess have to wait til thanksgiving or Christmas vacation. i love DV and the Eastern Sierra, I can't wait to see your pictures.

Gary Heller said...

There is a lot to like in this photograph. The soft texture of th swirling current against the hard detail of the rock/cliff. The water also has a very pleasing soft pearl blue tone. This contrasts well against the warm tones on the cliff.
Beautiful

storybeader said...

I'm taken with the movement! It's absolutely beautiful. And you're lucky to be living so close to the ocean.

Have a nice trip and be safe in the desert. "They don't call it Death Valley for 'nothin!" Good idea you waited till November!

roentarre said...

This is simply amazing work. Water art like this is very very cool.

I love your work and now I am starting to miss landscape work again.

Mook said...

nice tone and texture hope you have a good trip :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Look at those colors, so rich and inviting. Great shot.

Roger Gauthier said...

This reminds me very much of Brittany's coast, specially Finistère, where I had the chance to take photos that were almost copycats of this one.

Very good photo.

Roger G.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have some stunning shots here Mark. Enjoy your trip.

The Retired One said...

I love the dreaminess of the water in this one...just AWESOME!

Chrissy said...

Lovely, I love misty water and wish I lived nearer the sea to have a go now and then. Have a great trip ~ Chrissy

Glen Hartjes said...

Very nice. Great depth.

donnie said...

cool - i think the key is the division created by the natural dam separating the various flows - really nice

kanishk said...

The water also has a very pleasing soft pearl blue tone.

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