Today I drove out to my "thinking spot", East Fork Lake State Park. It's a slow week at the studio and the beautiful weather outside was beckoning, so I grabbed the camera and hit the road around mid-afternoon, looking for inspiration.
Let me be honest here: I shot a bunch of crap photos today. Nothing was clicking (so to speak). But the wind and the waves caught my attention and I noticed some new things. Training the long zoom out into the water had me a bit hypnotized at the way the waves changed character as the wind blew. Though I've been carrying a camera with me for almost 30 years now I can't remember specifically doing this ever before. It was like staring into a fire, watching a dancing evolution in texture and detail. I shot a bunch, some really pretty individual frames, and picked these two for their diversity. Since the metadata didn't transfer with the dual images, they were shots of the exact same spot, 32 seconds apart, at 150mm, 1/250 @ f9.0. A boost in contrast and saturation in Lightroom gave the final images additional vibrancy.
yz on 19th March 2009 @ 2:20am
They're the kind of photo you can stare at for long periods of time. Cool :-) I like the idea of a thinking spot, I should have one of those!
Graham W on 19th March 2009 @ 7:53am
Jim: I found this comforting in the ER in Mexifornia while enlisting the aid of, alternatively, Buddha and Jesus. I'm mending today. I fondly recall visiting Stonelick Park, sort of the the precursor to this place.
Chip on 19th March 2009 @ 4:38pm