The Movement of the Waves

There are some cliffs at the Rodeo Beach in Marin County from where I like to make abstract photographs of the ocean. I have two such photographs in my “Ocean” portfolio and I want to add a few more. The short movie below, taken with my Motorola cell phone, was made from one of thoseContinue reading “The Movement of the Waves”

A study in ICM photography

Intentional camera movement (ICM) is a photographic technique where you move the camera when you are pressing the shutter.

Splash

I don’t know if wave splashes in long exposure have any artistic value, but they are sure fun to obtain. They are also impossible to replicate. Taking a long exposure photograph is looking at the scene in whole different away. It is magical, it slows up the time for your eye to see. A fewContinue reading “Splash”

The face of the ocean

Developing my photographs in black and white helps to free my mind, and the viewers’, from the original scene, or from what an equivalent scene is supposed to look like

My mood of the ocean

I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.

Beyond Fort Ross

The coast off Fort Ross is beautiful and full with potential for high contrast black and white photography.