….head for the water.
Especially when horizons are crooked.
Water, water! I want to head to the ocean here too! Finally to see the real Pacific, please…
I think I like #3 and the last photo best. Reason? They actually give a sense of space, and of course it has a human figure in it! What I find problematic about the series, though, is that mostly that sense of space is somewhat lost. There is not progression into the distance, there’s just sharp cuts. It looks like those two planes have been glued together without cohesion.
This may be something interesting in itself, but somehow, in a very “traditional” sense of seeing a photo, it’s a bit disconcerting to gaze upon. I’m trying to figure out whether that’s really just me being somewhat stuck with that concept…
And, as a personal preference, I would have gone for more contrast, I think. But that’s always something tricky with water shots in full sunlight….
This one’s the Indian, not that I can personally tell the difference between any of them in similar weather.
Yes they are sharp cuts of the same thing, but could it be that the square format is throwing you off a little?
You may be right that it’s the format, as I just looked at the “Sea of glass” shots and I felt that they’re a lot less “edgy”.
Maybe. That one was sequenced in a way that was meant to flow with more of a beginning to end harmony. This set was meant to be interrupted.
I have to say, when trying to make these pictures work in square format, that I was a little thrown myself. I found with this set, that the standard portrait/landscape is prescriptive in that either gives clues on how to interpret. For me, it was a valuable exercise as I’m made aware that a lot of my bias for a photo happens along its long side, if that makes sense. Take away the leading edge on a relatively abstract subject and I’m scratching my head wondering what i’m supposed to think about it.
i really like this set – something about the images being more square really changes it up, too. :)
Thanks Katieleigh. I was just having a bit of fun with the square format, but it definitely offers a little bit of a different point of view.
Love the simplicity..the minimalism here. Really lovely!!!
I used to swim again in these waters every day. I will again soon. I can barely look at these images, I so long to return to the Indian Ocean. For me, I have been here so many times, I lived on these waters. I only need these snippets of Indian ocean and wave action, lovely series. When all else is lost, I too head for the ocean. It’s the most peace I’ve known.
Agreed. I don’t swim in metro beaches (put it down to extreme self consciousness), but there is something incredibly medicinal about whatever amount of contact the ocean offers. That return to a fluidic body.
For what it’s worth..I really like the way you’ve edited this series. Similar to one did not long ago, right? I LIKE those sharp cuts. Mucho!
It creates a form of movement, and of narrative, but in a unique way. Again..it makes me hear things.
You and your voodoo photography! You’re putting voices in my head :)
Considering how many of the Voices there are in my head, it’s good to know I’m sharing the joy ;)
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