A Photographer’s Vision
I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at Mussel Rock Beach the other day, especially since it was my first visit. I had a vision earlier in the day of what I was looking for and hoped that perhaps something similar could be found here. As I walked along the pathway, snapping a few images along the way, I felt that any moment now something was going to hit me. When I arrived at this particular spot I stopped. Oh my gosh, this was the scene I had thought about earlier that day! A scene where just a couple of rocks led my eyes out toward the horizon of a dramatic sky where the clouds were streaming in the same direction and all processed in black and white.
I sat on the rocks just a few feet above where the waves were crashing and set up my camera. I waited for just the right light, framed the scene, held my breath, watching through the viewfinder for just the right wave action, then I pressed the button. I viewed the result on the LCD panel and stopped. I got it!
I continued to watch the amazing view in front of me knowing I couldn’t just get up and leave. I sat there listening to the waves crashing below me and felt the salt spray hit my face. I watched as groups of pelicans flew low over the water heading to their next feeding ground. I clicked a few more shots, took a deep satisfying breath, stood up and walked away. I left feeling that this was truly an amazing moment for me and I can’t wait to go back.
Many thanks again to Leanne Cole for continuing this fun and inspiring weekly showcase that is: Monochrome Madness. Cheers!