I enjoyed seeing this sunrise the other morning, having always wanted to be an early riser. I admire those who wake up in the dark without an alarm clock, put on the kettle, stretch their well-rested limbs with a smile on their pillow-creased face and, warm bevvie in hand, greet the dawn with much enthusiasm and eagerness to step into what the day has in store.
Alas, here it is mid-morning and just writing that run-on sentence is enough to make me tired. But it is the Sunday after a busy holiday weekend, so maybe putting on the kettle closer to noon than dawn is just as good for the heart and soul.
It’s a constant wonder to me, color. What drew me to make this photo was the vibrancy of the boats and then when I decided to play around with it in good ole’ photoshop, dialing down the saturation seemed the thing to do. I like them both so I am including both.
Such trivial matters, and yet it feels like much more than that. Years ago I only shot in black and white, that’s how I was taught. Now b&w doesn’t have the same gravity; shapes and negative space have to share the frame with color. There’s always unlimited possibilities of hue, tone, saturation, etc. I’m not sure why but it’s an ever exciting source of joy for me.
Last winter I played around with a diptych landscape and really enjoyed the process. So here’s another one ~ they’re fun, and for some reason I find it adds an interesting quality to the scene. They’d probably do well on a larger scale.