Friday, June 15, 2012

Solitude

Photo quote for today: 

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. 
Art is knowing which ones to keep". - Scott Adams

After photographing landscapes in Maine and the even larger
landscapes of the Southwest for the last 35 years I have found
it very challenging trying to accomplish anything close to the
same here, in my new home in Florida. With everything being
as green as it is, and flat, I've had to revisit my definition of what
I envision to be a landscape. After some thought I've settled on
working areas by the beaches, along with the great cloud
formations that form over the prairie (see my earlier post). At this
time they're both a work in progress and subject to change as I
keep exploring my options. In this series I'm studying the effects
of ultra long exposures, in pre-dawn light, to see how differing
surf conditions impact the composition. Of course the tides here
only vary by a foot, between high and low tide, so I'll have to wait
for a storm to blow in for a true test of what things will look like.












4 comments:

Scotty Graham said...

Mike....love your blog!! I think I remember you from the days of Skywatch...is that right? Did you just recently move to Florida? You really have some outstanding images here...been a pleasure browsing...keep up the great work!!

John Theberge said...

Wow, love these shots, the water is like velvet. My favorite is the one of the stone jetty.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I really enjoy your photos, these water shots are great and I enjoy the camera talk about the long exposures...I really hope more bloggers comment on your amazing photos Mike. I feel I can learn a lot from browsing here.

Robin R Robinson said...

These are sumptuous, sexy wonderful images. I live on the ocean, but never take shots like this. You have inspired me to give it a 'shot,' one of these days.