We finished up the instructional tour on Friday. It was scheduled during some good low tides, and we lucked out with fog, mist, and lots of beautiful pools to photograph on the beach in Bandon. This image drew me because of the shape of the foreground rock and with the string of kelp leading the eye back into the scene it created nice depth. In the distance there is a lone figure of a beach walker – and I haven’t decided whether they will stay in the picture or not, to be honest. I think it can work without or with that figure. I waited for them to move on but the fog was also moving and I didn’t want to lose my foggy mood so I ended up making the picture with them in it.
Thanks, Kalani. I was trying to express the peaceful beauty of the coast in fog, and the areas that without a low tide would be hidden from our view. Sometimes it’s just internal feelings that draw me to a photograph. This was quintessential Oregon coast to me.
Reminds me of Alain Briot’s work. It’s wonderful, I could look at it all day. It really resonates with me butI don’t know why. Were you trying to say anything in particular with this photo?